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Group Leader - Live Life Disability Support Services

Residential and Supported Living Group

Exciting new opportunity for a person centred, community focused, whānau supportive, people leader.

  • Bring your qualifications, skills and knowledge in the disability support sector
  • Coach and lead teams in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities to lead great lives
  • Be part of a team that values diversity and encourages innovation

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

Due to significant growth at Live Life Disability Support (LLDS), we are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Residential and Supported Living group. Reporting to a Group Manager, this Group Leader role will strengthen our disability support service provision across the Nelson region.

This is a key position in transforming our services in line with the Enabling Goods Lives principles. We welcome candidates with community disability experience.

This is a great opportunity to work alongside teams to ensure choice and control for the people we support, and their friends and whanau. You will have excellent communication skills, work-based practice and be able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary and cross agency teams.

This role will embed evidenced-based practice around Person Centred Thinking, Learning and Development, Positive Behaviour Support, building great teams and Health and Safety. The role requires a good understanding of disabled people's priorities, current trends, legislation, conventions and models of disability service delivery. The ability to ensure that with the people we support, families and whanau are central to all decision making is essential.

This is a permanent, full-time position, working 80 hours a fortnight. 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.

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

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

For more information please read through the position description available on the NMDHB careers site.

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 Karen Bailey, Group Manager - Residential and Supported Living at

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


Applications close: Thursday, 30 September 2021.

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.