Regional Disability Advisor - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa, Wellington, NZ
3d ago

About usThe Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We're in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.

We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.

Regional Disability Advisor - WellingtonPermanent, Full TimeReference : 35473 Is your strength providing sound and practical vocational rehabilitation advice and recommendations?

As a Regional Disability Advisor, you provide education, specialist advice and support to frontline staff on matters relating to the impact of a disability or health conditions on employment.

You will assess benefit eligibility on medical grounds, potential work options and propose return to work solutions. Working with those in the community that have a health, injury or disability whilst engaging with those support networks and agencies will be a vital part of this role.

A significant portion of the role involves effectively engaging with health practitioners and the disability sector to find capability and capacity-based solutions.

With a focus on employment, you will work closely with case managers to determine how we can assist our clients to reach their goals and access services they need.

To be successful in this role you will have :

  • strong communication skills
  • knowledge of vocational rehabilitation
  • the ability to provide sound, evidence-based and practical recommendations to make sure individuals are assisted into suitable employment and provided with the most appropriate financial assistance.
  • the ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and as part of a regional team
  • solid networking and relationship building skills
  • previous experience in vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy, disability and health support or similar setting is an advantage.
  • As a team, we are committed to providing you with a positive work environment and will support you with your wellbeing at work to achieve excellent results for our clients, the team and yourself.

    This regional role with MSD offers you an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of people who need our support to achieve some degree of economic independence.

    It is a position where your empathy, experience and support truly can improve the lives of others. Position Descriptionhttps : / / www. / hr / documents / position-descriptions / dce-service-delivery / client-service-delivery / regional-disability-advisor-oct-20.

    pdf Salary range : $82,189.00 - $100,453.00 How to apply To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.

    Note : Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

    All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact Jamie Robinson, Regional Director Jamie.

    Robinson024 Internal MSD Employees please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

    Closing date : Friday 15 October 2021 Joining usJoining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.

    We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment.

    We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

    If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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