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Support Workers – Residential & Vocational
Residential and Vocational Service (Nelson Tasman)
Support adults with intellectual disabilities to live a great life.
- Earn $22.70 to $28.25 an hour
- Learn new skills and gain qualifications as you work
- Work the hours that suit you
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Live Life Disability Support (LLDS) is a service assisting people with a disability to achieve their personal aspirations and choices. LLDS provides support to over 250 people in a variety of residential, respite settings including Day Services across the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions.
We believe people are in control of their own life and therefore their support is personalised to each individual “person centred”.
We work to enable people to have the opportunity to do everyday things in everyday ways. The people we support have a wide range of abilities and challenges. Some people require support with their personal care and taking care of household tasks; some require support to participate and be part of their community including transport and accessing social and leisure activities; and some require communication and behavioural support.
We actively encourage people to pursue their aspirations and try out new experiences, and can guarantee that no two days working at LLDS are ever the same.
N.B. Disability Support Services are part of Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough). However, we operate under a social not a medical model. We are a community based disability support service focused on quality of life outcomes and the Enabling Good Lives Principles.
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)
We have a number of permanent part-time, full-time and casual positions available working a range of shifts and hours.
You will be asked to indicate your availability and preferences in your application form.
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
You will have a can-do attitude and be able to work with adults as part of a proactive team working toward a common goal enabling people with a disability to have power and control over their life.
We’re looking for people from all walks of life who:
- Have a sense of humour, energy and enthusiasm
- Are patient and kind, friendly and helpful
- Have good social skills and the ability to relate well to others
- Have the ability to understand non-verbal behaviours
- Have good written and spoken language skills in English and/or Te Reo.
- Have basic maths and computing knowledge
- Have confidence in assisting with personal cares
- A current full NZ driver’s licence (confident driving both automatic and manual vehicles).
- NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2 to 4) or equivalent is preferred, or the willingness to complete this level of study in the workplace.
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.
*N.B. For those shifts that include sleepovers, (i.e. between the hours of 10.00PM and 7.00AM), the hourly rate is equivalent to the minimum adult wage rate.
Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand, or hold a valid visa at the time of applying to this vacancy.
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.
You are required to provide proof that you have completed your primary course of two NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations.
Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For enquiries please contact our recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 546 1274.
For role specific enquiries please contact Karon Smith, Group Manager – Residential and Vocational at Karon.Smith@nmdhb.govt.nz.
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 early.
Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) 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.