Tuhono Connector, Enabling Good Livesat Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Social Development
Multiple Locations, NZ
4d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the role

Enabling Good Lives' is the title of a 2011 report that the Minister of Disability Issues commissioned from a group representing the disability sector.

It recommended transforming the entire system of government-funded disability supports to give disabled people greater choice and control over their supports, so they can live the lives they want.

As Tūhono / Connector you will be responsible for working directly with disabled children, adults and their families and whanau to assist them achieve Enabling Good Lives outcomes.

The key to sustainable outcomes in this role will be your ability to listen to the aspirations and preferences of disabled people and their families and whānau and assist them to think about the options they have at the moment and what they could do that is new and different.

As the face of the organisation, you are able to call on your influencing ability to build and maintain working relationships with whanau, external organisations, participating government agencies, NGOs, wider disability networks and the community.

Skills & Experience

It's important that you possess a good understanding and insight into disability. You can demonstrate that you are able to manage a variety of tasks, re-prioritise workload and can develop and monitor your work plan and process for achieving targets.

It is also desirable that you have an understanding of tikanga Māori and te reo Māori and have worked in partnership with iwi, hapu and whānau as appropriate.

Preference is given to those who :

  • have lived experience of disability
  • have a passion for people changing their lives for the better
  • can be tenacious, professional and driven to overcome temporary road blocks
  • have strong networks in the Waikato
  • are experienced at identifying opportunities and risks
  • This is an ANZSCO level 4 / 5 role so New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency at time of application is required.

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