Service Manager Behaviour Specalist

Closes: 12 October, 2021 at 5:00 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 are seeking a Behaviour Specialist Service Manager.  This is a full-time role based in our Dunedin office.  To be successful in this role your personal values will align with those of Community Care Trust: Respect, reliability, transparency, and responsiveness. 

A key factor to your success will be the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships across our regional teams, with people we support and with external stakeholders.  

You will be a welcome addition to our team if you have:

  • Minimum five years’ experience working in disability services or mental health services
  • Good knowledge of the principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Committed to the principles of Enabling Good Lives
  • A proactive and person-centered approach to managing a team of specialists and supporting people with a disability
  • Experience in the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Proficient in report writing and using Microsoft Office

We would prefer you have:

  • Previous leadership and management experience
  • Previous experience in a behaviour support service or similar
  • Good knowledge of the IDCCR Act
  • Degree in Psychology (other relevant disciplines may be considered)

You must have: 

  • Current First Aid Certificate (or be willing to complete one at your own cost)
  • Full current NZ Driver Licence and be eligible to work in New Zealand


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.  We are committed to equal opportunities and value diversity in our workforce.

We welcome your application via our website, or contact Trevor Lewis, Operations Manager, if you have any questions.