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Location: Tauranga Bay of Plenty

Hours: Full Time 40 hours per week

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

We highly value diversity and promote difference. We are seeking a like-minded person who is committed to making a difference in the lives of disabled children, individuals and their families/whānau in Tauranga. Key functions of this role are offering support, information and advocacy to people, and coordinating support workers to provide our services in the community and people’s homes. A key focus is supporting people through times of change in their lives and this includes liaising with schools, agencies and community networks. This role offers you an exciting opportunity to use and develop your skills by providing quality support to the team. Your responsibility will be to ensure that our work undertaken with disabled people, their family/whānau, and our related community partners, is of high quality.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Proven advocacy skills
  • Experience working with families/ whānau accessing services
  • An ability to form positive relationships and networks
  • Great communication skills, both oral and written including report writing
  • Experience in current disability issues
  • An ability to coordinate others
  • An ability to work across a diverse community
  • Sound organisational and computer ability incl. MS Office
  • A creative streak and is able to think laterally
  • Previous experience and/or tertiary training
  • A social science qualification (is desirable)

How to apply

To apply please complete the CCS Disability Action application form and provide a copy of your CV and cover letter. This can be emailed to Midland.Recruitment@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or posted to Vacancy, CCS Disability Action Bay of Plenty, P O Box 2148, Tauranga 3144 (Attention: Beth Bradley).

We are committed to ensuring our application process is accessible to everyone. Should you require an alternative method of application please contact Beth Bradley (PH: 07 578 0063) or email to Midland.Recruitment@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz

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 Tuesday 28th June 2022

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