Support Workers – Residential & Supported Living

Live Life Disability Support

Residential & Supported Living, Nelson & Tasman

  • Have fun and support people to live a great life
  • Earn $22.70 to $28.25 an hour
  • Learn new skills and gain qualifications on the job

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Live Life Disability Support (LLDS) provides support to people who have disabilities to live life out and about across the spectacular Nelson Marlborough region.

It’s hard to beat the feeling that comes from helping others – now imagine if you could have fun, make life-long connections and gain new experiences while doing it. 

Maybe you’ve worked in a care/support role before, or perhaps it’s a totally new avenue you’re keen to explore. All we ask is that you bring a positive attitude, problem solving skills and an empathy-driven manner. Working with us at Live Life Disability Support will enhance your life as well as those you are supporting.

You’ll be helping with residential in-home assistance, but you’ll also be there in full support of out-of-home experiences and day activities – whether that’s attending a rugby game, going out shopping or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your role is all about helping someone gain independence and autonomy, while getting the most out of life. Knowing you’re making a positive impact in someone’s life can truly have the same effect on your own. 

In addition to the above:

  • You can work in the way that works best for you - whether that’s full-time or part-time, or morning, afternoon/evening, overnight or casual shifts.
  • You’ll be supported to achieve your Levels 2, 3 and 4 Health and Wellbeing Certificate.

So, if you’re looking for a role that benefits you as well as those you’ll be around each day, we reckon this is it.

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

We have a number of positions available working a range of shifts and hours. You will be asked to indicate your availability and preferences on your application form. 

Your hourly rate will be $22.70 to $28.25 an hour, dependent upon your qualifications as recognised under the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.

Applicants must 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.

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. 


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received, so we encourage you to apply as soon as convenient.

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

Casual, Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part time

Job no: N23-LLDS-C-Dec

Location: Nelson Community

Closing Date: Open until filled