Team Leader - Disability Support Services
Nelson Marlborough Health
Nelson, NZ
5d ago
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Bring your inspiring leadership skills to supporting people with a disability
  • Great opportunity to make a real difference
  • Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

    At Disability Support Services (DSS) we support people with disabilities to live great lives that reflect theirpersonal aspirations and choices.

    DSS provides support to over 250 people in avariety of residential settings across the Nelson / Tasman and Marlboroughregions.

    In residential and work environments we support each person to manage their day to daylives in ways and at times that work for them.

  • The people we support have awide range of abilities. Some people need support with their personal care andtaking care of household tasks;
  • some need support to participate in their localcommunities and some need communication and behavioural support. We alsowork to provide family / whanau time to re-energise and spend time with otherimportant people, while their child stays in one of our respite houses.

    We actively encourage people to pursue theirdreams and try out new experiences, and can guarantee that no two days workingat DSS are ever the same.

    We alsowork collaboratively and in partnership with Mental Health, Youth Justice,Addictions and Oranga Tamariki to meet the needs of people we support.

    N.B.Disability Support Services are part of Nelson Marlborough Health, we are nothowever a medical / clinical service. We are a community based disabilitysupport service focused on quality of life outcomes and the Enabling Good LivesPrinciples.

    Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana kitēnei mahi (About this position)

    We are looking to appoint anon-roster Team Leader to supervise and lead support workers in a residential homefor people with disabilities.

    You will be an integral part of the team, providingsupport and leadership, as well as pro-activeday-to-day support to enable the people you support to live safely and beactively involved in their community.

    Your hours of work will be 7.00AMto 3.30PM working Monday to Friday, with the flexibility to work someafternoons or weekends in agreement with your manager.

    Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

    You will have inspiring leadership skills and astrong commitment to the principles of person-centred support. You will alsohold a certificate in Human Services, or an equivalent health or disabilityrelated qualification, and will have a sound knowledge of Person Centred supportas well as good time management skills.

    Experience working in the field ofdisability would be advantageous.

    This role is classified byImmigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for this position must be NZ orAustralian Citizens, or have NZ Permanent Residency, or a valid NZ workvisa.

    Forgeneral enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 5461274. For role specific enquiries contact Sue Lincoln at

    Keen toapply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application form.

    Ref : N20-375

    Applications close : Sunday, 4th October

    Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorsesTe Tiriti o Waitangi.

    We believe that to achieve equity in healthoutcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves.

    We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and werecruit for cultural competence.

    He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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