Personal Development Worker

Live Life Disability Support 

Make a real difference in someone’s life. 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

This is a Support Worker type role enabling a young woman to thrive and achieve her goals while living her best life. 

  • Do you love horses and being out in nature. Do you enjoy different arts such as photography, drawing, jewellery making and creating food?
  • Do you have an eye for detail?
  • Would you like to feel proud of the work you do?

To be a good match for this role you will have a positive outlook and be at ease working alongside family, and professionals. You will be a good communicator who is driven to ensure great support is delivered as planned.

Benefits include:

  • Support to achieved Health and Wellbeing Certificates Level 2 to 4.
  • Earn $24.41 to $31.13 an hour as you progress through the Health and Wellbeing Certificate Levels.
  • Additional payments for weekends.
  • Allowance at the minimum hourly rate for Sleepovers.

Applicants must have a full NZ Drivers License and be eligible to work in NZ or hold a valid visa at the time of applying.

Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks - you must declare any convictions and/or pending charges on your application form. This will include checks under the Children Act 2014. 

Available shifts include:

Permanent 0.4FTE working 32 hours a fortnight.

  • Shift: 7.00AM to 3.30PM. Roster: Every Saturday and Sunday.

 Permanent 0.6125FTE working 49 hours a fortnight plus 7 sleepovers.

  • Shift: 3.00PM to 10.00PM (plus sleepover 10.00PM to 7.00AM). Roster:
  • Week 1: Monday, Thursday & Friday.
  • Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. 

Permanent 0.6125FTE working 49 hours a fortnight plus 7 sleepovers.

  • Shift: 3.00PM to 10.00PM (plus Sleepover 10.00PM to 7.00AM).
  • Week 1: Tuesday, Wed, Saturday & Sunday.
  • Week 2: Monday, Thursday & Friday

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For enquiries, please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5752.

For role specific enquiries please contact Karen Bailey - Group Manager – Residential and Supported Living at

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


Closing date: Open until filled. 

Health NZ l Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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

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

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

Apply now

Permanent Part time

Job no: N24-LLDS-PDW-July

Location: Nelson Community

Closing Date: Open until filled