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Group Leader – Live Life Support Services

Residential / Vocational / Training

  • This is a permanent, full-time position reporting to a Group Manager

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

Due to significant growth in Live Life Disability Support Services, we are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team reporting to the Group Manager Residential and Vocational.

This Group Leader role will strengthen our services across the Nelson region and support both our Residential and Vocational Teams along with our Learning and Development Trainer.

The successful applicant will work alongside our team to facilitate greater choice and control for the people we support, and their natural networks. You will have excellent communication skills, work-based practice and will be able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary and cross agency teams.

Our services are delivered following the Social Model where we believe that changes in society remove barriers for everyone.

We have embedded in our practices the Principles of Enabling Good Lives, Active Support, Quality Improvement, Positive Behaviour Support, Learning and Development, and Health and Safety.

It will be necessary to have a good understanding of current trends, acts, conventions and models of disability service delivery. Acknowledgement, inclusiveness and great communication with the people we support, families and whānau is the key to building partnerships.

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 4) 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 or above, or be working towards Level 5 or above in Human Services or equivalent.

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 is advantageous.

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 Karon Smith, Group Manager - Residential & Vocational Support at

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


Applications close on Tuesday, 28 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.