TEAM LEADER – Disability Services, Taranaki


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Full time

Job Description:

Full-time, permanent (rostered and rotating 24/7)

Who are we?

NZCare Disability is a National provider of a range of support services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Our aim is to maximise the independence and quality of life of the people we support.  Services include residential support, respite care and vocational services.

What does a Team Leader do? 

A Team Leader works within a Support Worker team to deliver quality support to people with disabilities, assisting them in their daily living needs.  Working collaboratively with a Service Manager, they are responsible for overseeing the effective day-to-day support provided in the service.  These are hands-on roles encompassing personal cares, cooking, general household duties and leisure activities at home and in the community. 

What skills do I need?

  • Experience in supporting disabled people of all ages with high and complex needs is highly desirable although full training is provided
  • Strong leadership skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of people including family, community, and professional groups
  • The ability to work a rotating shift roster
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness
  • Patience, adaptability and a passion for improving the lives of others
  • Minimum Level 3 NZ Certificate, Health & Wellbeing, or equivalent is desirable
  • I.T skills and the ability to work with both manual and computerised record keeping

Experience working with challenging behaviour would be an advantage.

Working for Us

We are committed to our employees. We are proud to employ and train the best people in all areas of our organisation and we enjoy a vast degree of diversity within our staff teams.  We provide a career pathway for staff through the learning and development framework with NZQA approved courses and we are supportive of ongoing training. We are a part of Healthcare NZ who employ over 7000 staff nationwide. 

Please apply online via our website  (Job No. NZCNP399). For more information email


NZCare Disability is committed to ensuring the good health and wellbeing of its staff and the people they support by operating a smoke-free environment.

Mēnā he tangata ngākaunui ana koe ki te tautoko i ngā momo tāngata, tēnā pea, kei konei he tūranga mōu. Tukua mai tō tono ki NZCare. 

The starting pay rate for this position is $19.00 per hour depending on relevant qualifications. 

Applications close: Thursday 15 March 2018

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NZ Care Disability
Wellington, New Zealand

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