Team Leader – Physical Disability & LTCHC Support

Marlborough Community 

Live Life Disability Support  

Physical Disability Support and Long-Term Chronic Health Conditions (LTCHC)

Permanent full-time position 

Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team) 

Live Life Disability Support provide support to over 250 people, who have disabilities, to achieve their personal aspirations and choices in a variety of residential and respite settings across the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions. We are a community-based disability support service focused on quality-of-life outcomes and the Enabling Good Lives Principles.  

We support each person to manage their day to day lives in ways and at times that work for them. This could be anything from personal care, behaviour support to living the life in the community.  The people we support have a wide range of abilities and we focus on enabling good lives by being inclusive and actively encouraging family and whanau input. 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions) 

We are looking to appoint a Team Leader to join our existing team in our community home in central Blenheim. You will work closely with the people we support, their whanau and local community organisations and professional agencies to support and enable good lives for adults with unique and special needs. You will always be role modelling best practice, whilst ensuring compassionate, engaging and fit-for-purpose care. You will harness your sensitive and attentive supporting style for individuals with physical and medical needs, to enable them to live good lives and participate in the community as active citizens. 

You will be involved with ongoing service development that will allow you to use your expertise and skills.  You will be an integral part of the team, providing 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. 

While your roster will usually be weekdays, we work with flexibility over 7 days including evening and weekend work as required.  Our goal is to center the needs of the person we support, requiring lots of communication, planning and flexibility. We are non-judgmental, reflective, and trauma informed always, and we embed the Enabling Good Lives principles into the important mahi that we do. 

The salary for this position is $58,760 plus an annual one house allowance of $5,000.

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

You will have inspiring leadership skills and a strong commitment to the principles of person-centred support. You will also hold a minimum NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4), or an equivalent health or disability related qualification as assessed by the Ministry of Health (see link below) and will have a sound knowledge of Person-Centred support as well as good time management skills. Experience working in the field of disability and/or social services would be advantageous. 

This role is classified by Immigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for this position must be eligible to work in New Zealand. 

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 5395746. For role specific enquiries contact Maria Julkunen, Group Leader at 

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


Applications close: Saturday 16 December (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as received, so we encourage you to apply early.

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. 

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: W23-208

Location: Marlborough Community

Closing Date: Saturday 16 December (unless filled prior)