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Health and Practice Leader

Brackenridge is a not for profit organisation that provides support to children, young people and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism and their families in Canterbury. At the core of our practice philosophy is our belief that all people have the right to live in and be part of the community, and to exercise citizenship. We have over 390 staff in a variety of roles that provide support services for people with a disability, across a wide age range.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Practice Leader with the ability to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of the people we support. Reporting to the Practice and Quality Manager, this role is critical to our continuing improvement journey and in the context of the transformation of the disability support system currently underway.

We are looking for a currently registered health professional with a proven track record in providing practice advice, support and staff development based on best practice principles. Experience of working with a range of people who present behavioural challenges and working within a non-aversive approach is essential.

There are two key aspects of the role:

1) to provide practice leadership and engage staff in practice development activities, working alongside Service Managers and Team Leaders to lift practice across the organisation and

2) to act as facilitator to actively support a person to obtain the best possible health care, particularly for individuals with complex needs, through a multi-level approach of working with the people, their family/whanau and support staff.


Flexibility and openness to think innovatively and act quickly and with a strong customer focus is highly desirable as is the ability to influence others through effective communication and technical leadership capabilities.

You will be joining a small dedicated and supportive team based at the Hub office but you will spend a lot of your time within our network of properties with the people we support and our community support workers. Brackenridge will provide learning and development opportunities related to the position.

If you would like to be considered for this role please apply directly on line with your cover letter and CV at www.brackenridgeestatecareers.org.nz by 5pm Sunday 18 July 2021.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.

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