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Group Leader - Live Life Disability Support (Complex & Behaviour Support)

Exciting opportunity to lead and coach team leaders to support their teams of support staff

  • Permanent full-time position

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

Live Life Disability Support Services (LLDSS) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to become the Group Leader Complex and Behaviour Support in our friendly and dedicated complex services team.

Reporting to the Group Manager Complex Supports, this role will join three existing Group Leaders to strengthen our services to people living with a disability (intellectual, physical, brain injury etc.) across Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough. We embed in our practices Enabling Good Lives, the Social Model and Active Support and welcome candidates with community disability experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and coach team leaders to support their teams of support workers who work with individuals who present with behaviours of concern and use behaviour to communicate. As part of this role, you will be able to deliver positive behaviour support training (1 day and 3 day) across the service. This could include working with people with an intellectual disability, Huntington's, brain injury, stroke, and dual diagnoses (mental health and ID). You will be able to give real life examples through your own experiences and knowledge base.

You will work alongside your teams to facilitate greater choice and control for the people we support and their natural networks, particularly for those with complex support needs. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary and cross agency teams.

This is a full-time position, working 80 hours a fortnight, and will require travel across the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions. Usual days of work will be Monday to Friday, 8.00AM to 4.30PM with the flexibility to work outside of these hours to meet service needs.

For more information please read through the position description, including the job specifications available from the NMDHB careers site.

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

You will hold a minimum NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) Advanced Support, or an equivalent health or disability related qualification as assessed by the Ministry of Health (see link below). You will ideally hold a Level 5 Diploma level and above, or working towards Level 5 or above, in Human Services, Child Protection or equivalent is desirable.

You will also have a sound knowledge of Person Centred support as well as good time management skills. Experience working in the field of disability would be advantageous.

For more information please read through the position description available on the NMDHB Careers Site.

For the health and safety of both staff and the people we support, and in line with the Health Order, all NMH staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Liz Matthews, Group Manager - Complex Supports at

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close: Tuesday, 11 January 2022.

Nelson Marlborough Health 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.