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Location: Northern Region (based in Northland/Te Tai Tokerau or Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau)

Hours: Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Pou Ārahi

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 Pou Ārahi, a member of the Niho Tupu and Regional Leadership Team will promote Māori Disabled Leadership and support the service delivery aims of CCS Disability Action by embedding the Māori Disability Leadership Framework and Te Reo Strategy in the practice of the staff across the northern region.

The Pou Ārahi is also responsible to plan, organise and attend Karanga Maha- Many Voices hui within the Northern Region. Where the Pou Ārahi is responsible to work in partnership with individuals and families to develop and implement a range of flexible community options which enable them to remain strong and connected to their family and community.

The position is a leadership role which involves relationship building, support and administration and to provide support as well as quality education and awareness programmes internally and externally to community organisations, businesses, schools and the wider community.

We would love to hear from you if;

  • You have an understanding of and experience in the disability sector (preferred) and ability to relate to people with disabilities in a positive affirming manner.
  • Have existing links and networks within the Maori and disability communities.
  • Communication and speaking skills in Te Reo Maori and English.
  • Confident and strong work practice with Tikanga Maori.
  • Public speaking and confidence in Marae protocol.
  • Can identify what needs to be done, and to organise and motivate yourself to do it.
  • You have an understanding of and are committed to our vision of inclusion for all people.

Want to work for a not for profit, community organisation with a clear purpose and vision.

How to apply

To apply for this job go to: and enter ref code: 5708062

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: 3 December 2021

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