Team Leader Christchurch

Closes: 6 May, 2022 at 5:00 PM


Health, Wellbeing & Disability Sector

(Re-advertised Position)

Kia ora koutou, are you wanting a new challenge, looking to grow your leadership skills, or interested in relocating to Canterbury?

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Team Leader within the Health, Wellbeing & Disability sector as part of our Christchurch team.

This role will be full-time, with some hands-on support work as required, and may require weekend shifts from time to time. Please see the details of what we are looking for below:

This role offers:
• The chance to lead, motivate and inspire a team
• A collaborative and fun team environment
• Learning, development, and training opportunities
• A positive workplace culture
• Regular external supervision

We think the ideal candidate will have:
• Previous leadership experience in disability support or a social service environment
• Problem-solving skills in a challenging work environment
• Prior experience as a support worker, including working alongside people that may present with challenging behaviour
• An understanding of the importance of clear boundaries
• The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and external stakeholders
• A willingness to cover shifts including evenings and weekends as and when required
• Strong organisational and time management skills
• Knowledge of developing and maintaining rosters
• Financial acumen with an ability to manage and oversee budgets
• A relevant tertiary qualification (preferred)
• Knowledge of the Christchurch Community

The role:
As Team Leader, you will be responsible for leading a team of support workers working alongside people with a disability to assist them to develop practical skills including; behaviour management, communication, coping strategies and problem-solving.

Applicants must:
- Have a current First Aid Certificate (or be willing to complete one at your own cost)

- A full current NZ Driver License and be eligible to work in New Zealand (minimum Visa 12 months)

- A level 3 NZ Certificate in Support Work (or higher)

- Be fully Covid-19 vaccinated, and willing to receive the booster when eligible

Immediate start preferred.

Please send your expressions of interest, along with your CV and Cover Letter to before 5pm, Friday 6th May 2022.