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Location: Christchurch

Hours: Part-time (20 hours per week), Fixed-Term until 30th June 2023

CCS Disability Action's vision is to see every disabled person included in the life of their family and community.

We have been working with disabled people and their families since 1935 and are now at the forefront of service provision, advocacy and information sharing in disability sector New Zealand-wide. Our people are professional, innovative, dedicated and knowledgeable. We hold ourselves to the highest possible ethical standards and are known for our partnership approach to support.

Job specific information

The Project SEARCH internship programme based at Burwood Hospital is a one-year, full-time course for students with learning/intellectual disabilities in their last year of school. The whole year is spent on the site of the host business (being Te Whatu Ora Waitaha), where interns undertake a variety of internships across a range of departments at this rehabilitation/aged care hospital. The programme outcome is competitive employment in the entry level job market and the job coach is a key member of the onsite team.

The Job Coach performs a range of activities designed to assist interns of the Project SEARCH programme to achieve competitive employment. This will involve both working alongside the interns during their internships, and in job searching and employment as an in-work support person.

You will:

  • Provide aspirational job development, placement and follow-along support services.
  • Identify student interns’ strengths, interests, skills and abilities related to preparation and securing sustained employment with a local employer. 
  • Determine what supports and/or adaptations may be required for the intern’s training to employment journey.

Develop strong relationships with the interns/families, onsite team, hospital staff, supported employment coordinator and local employers and associated agencies.

How to apply

Please contact our Business Support team (03) 365 5661 or email Southern.Recruitment@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz for a hard copy application pack.

We are committed to ensuring our application process is accessible to everyone, please let us know if you require an alternative method of application.

About us

CCS Disability Action builds our work around three core documents; UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the New Zealand Disability Strategy. We work within a Human Rights framework and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. We welcome enquiries from everyone and we openly encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Applications Close: 5pm, Friday 16th September 2022

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