Oamaru Team Leader - Full Time

Closes: 19 November, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Community Care Trust’s Vision is a world that truly values and celebrates diversity.  To realise this vision, we work in partnership with people to enable them to have great lives. 

Since our inception in 1995 we have evolved as an innovative and progressive organisation, guided by what each person’s unique support needs are, and what they want to achieve in their life.  Our values underpin our practice and we “walk the talk,” staying true to the philosophy that people have the right to determine their own life.    

Our team are diverse, dedicated and professional.  We recognise the difference between good and great support is a well-trained team and we invest significantly in this area.   We have been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to realising the potential of our all of our employees. 

Our work is varied, and we partner with a range of people including people with an intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, youth, dual diagnosis, and people with a disability that have committed a criminal offence. 

We offer:

  • The chance to lead, motivate and inspire a team
  • An opportunity to grow and develop new services in Oamaru
  • Learning, development and training opportunities
  • A values driven, supportive work environment
  • Regular external supervision

 We want you if you have:

  • Problem solving skills in a challenging work environment
  • An understanding of positive behaviour support and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and external stakeholders
  • High levels of self-initiative and the ability to work autonomously
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and prior management and leadership experience
  • Prior support work experience (preferred)
  • Great knowledge of the Oamaru/Waitaki community (preferred)

The role:

As Team Leader, you will be responsible for leading a team of support workers working alongside people who have a disability and their whanau/family. 

Although the position is primarily Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm a level of flexibility is required including shift cover to maintain responsiveness as new services develop.  

Applicants must have:

  • Current First Aid Certificate (or be willing to complete one at your own cost)
  • Covid-19 vaccination – 1st dose no later than 14 November 2021 and 2nd dose by 01 January 2022
  • Full current NZ Driver License and be eligible to work in New Zealand


Community Care Trust works in partnership with people who need some support in their lives to achieve their goals.  Our organisation has a strong commitment to safeguarding children and any employees will be vetted to a level appropriate to the role for which they have applied. 

 Applications close 5pm, Friday 19th November 2021.