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Location: Christchurch based to cover Early Intervention Team

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (includes 7.5 hr/wk Service Delivery)

Service Manager - Early Intervention

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 Service Manager - Early Intervention is responsible for the overall co-ordination of services provided by CCS Disability Action Canterbury West Coast for Children and their Family/Whanau within the Christchurch area. This is jointly funded by Ministry of Education High and Complex Needs and Ministry of Health Child Development contracts. 

The position is a leadership role which involves relationship building, support and administration along with leading a team of Health and Education trained professionals who provide therapy, intervention, support services, information and advocacy for children with disabilities and their family / whanau. There is also a portion of service delivery involved.

We work within a Human Rights framework and are an EEO employer meaning we make accommodation and openly encourage people with lived experience of disability to apply.

To be appointed the successful candidate will have –

  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in in Early Childhood Education and/or Early Intervention, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Speech and Language Pathology or an acceptable equivalent qualification.
  • Experience working with disabled children, their families/whanau and significant others.
  • Team management experience.
  • Networking skills and an in-depth knowledge of government, non-government and private sector services available within the community.
  • In-depth understanding of child and family centered planning within the Early Intervention context including the Te Whaariki Curriculum
  • Is committed to providing quality customer services.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and government policies.
  • Experience of reporting to service contracts.
  • A commitment to positive action, diversity and inclusion in the disability sector
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and reporting skills.
  • Demonstrates and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • A strong commitment to providing quality support and outcomes to disabled people and their family/whanau.

How to apply

Please send a completed Application Form, CV and cover letter to our Business Support team on Southern.Recruitment@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz. 

Alternatively contact (03) 365 5661 or email Southern.Recruitment@ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz or drop into the local office at 224 Lichfield St, Christchurch for an application pack.

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, Monday 22nd November 2021

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