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House Leader - Island Bay

In our supported accommodation, we provide support to adults with intellectual disabilities within their homes and out in their community.

In this role as a House Leader you would be leading a small team to support a group of young people in their mid-20s, 2 women and 2 men, to live their life well. They are busy people, and your role will be help them continue to thrive, and achieve the goals they have set for themselves at home and in work, to maintain their relationships, and to live enjoyable healthy and active lives.

You'll need to be ready to guide these wonderful young adults with disabilities as they grow and develop. They are negotiating a range of ordinary life experiences which can be challenging for them, so you will need to be empathic and insightful, and a clear communicator, so that you are able to assist them to manage these complex situations and emotions. They are much loved family members and you'll need to have great relationships with their families too.

As House Leader, you will engage and motivate a team of Community Support Workers as well as providing active, hands on support for the people we support. Your role will include assisting with many aspects of daily living including managing medications, keeping healthy, preparing menu plans, household chores, as well as reporting and administration.

We run a rotating roster Monday through to Sunday, including sleepover shifts.

If you're interested in supporting people to live great lives, build independence and connect with the community around them then we want to hear from you today!

Skills & Experience

  • Committed to helping people with intellectual disabilities to live great lives
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the people you support, their families and the team
  • Experience leading a team is greatly beneficial especially with the ability to coach and develop people
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Organising and allocating rosters
  • Exposure to balancing basic financial reconciliations

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Reliability, commitment, and passion for working with people
  • Experience supporting people with disabilities
  • A full New Zealand driver's licence
  • The commitment to achieve a Health and Wellbeing Level Three qualification or other relevant qualification (which we will support you with)
  • The ability to use a computer effectively, including programs such as Word and Outlook

For an informal discussion please contact Nicky on 027 213 9917 or nicky.sargent@spectrumcare.org.nz

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