Team Leader - Disability Support Services

Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life

  • Permanent, full time position (Mon-Fri)
  • Bring your inspiring leadership skills to Nelson Marlborough Health
  • Great opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the people you support

About us

At Disability Support Services (DSS) we support people with disabilities to live great lives that reflect their personal aspirations and choices. DSS provides support to over 250 people in a variety of residential settings across the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions. 

We are developing innovative services, delivering person-centred and family-focused supports, and provide you with the opportunity to work in an ever-changing environment that is varied, fun, rewarding and which will sometimes bring a challenge to your day. We guarantee that no two days will ever be the same.

While most of our work is with people with disabilities, we also work with people with multiple support needs who sometimes communicate through behaviour which others may find challenging, and who may have involvement with disability, mental health, youth justice, addictions, and/or Oranga Tamariki.

About the role

We are looking to appoint a Team Leader for one of our residential homes in the Nelson area. You will be an integral part of the team, proving support and leadership, as well as pro-active day-to-day support to enable the people you support to live safely and be actively involved in their community.  

Your hours of work will be Monday to Friday from 7.00AM to 3.30PM.

About you

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

This role is classified by Immigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for this position must be NZ or Australian Citizens, or have NZ Permanent Residency, or a valid NZ work visa. 

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. For role specific enquiries please contact Karen Bailey, at  (up until 3 January), or Karon Smith at  (up until 18 January).

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Complete our online application form.

Vacancy closes: Sunday, 20 January

Ref: N18-598

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: N18-598

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019