Progress to Health employs staff to facilitate everyday activities that increase the participation of people living with disabilities in employment and in their communities. The role is 40 hours per week. Whilst the role will be based in Hamilton, it is expected that there will be travel within the Waikato.
Our Community Support Facilitators facilitate everyday activities that increase the participation of people living with disabilities in employment and in their communities. These activities link the identified needs of people accessing the service with the achievement of their goals and ambitions in life.
Progress to Health works alongside people living with disabilities to create communities without barriers by creating opportunities for living a full life. We do this by positively influencing the wellbeing of people through personalised support. Our team are flexible, inclusive, responsive and passionate about the work we do. Small steps can make a world of difference!
We recognise that New Zealand is a multi-ethnic society in which Māori have special status as Tangata Whenua (people of the land) and special rights under the Te Tiriti o Waitangi. For Progress to Health honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi is at the centre of everything we do. We work across all areas of the organisation to respond appropriately to the needs of Māori communities and people we support to drive improvement and equitable outcomes of their mental health and disability wellbeing.
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate people person to join our Waikato Service team. You will provide support services to those living with mental health issues and/or other types of disability and to students who qualify for funding through the Ministry of Social Development.
Your responsibilities will include supporting individuals to build on their skills and abilities to be able to participate in activities in the community of their choice; provide coaching and training to support individuals to move towards employment; and provide support to students in their last year of school to move into post-school education, employment and/or community services and activities ensuring a coordinated plan is implemented to assist the student with their transition goals.
Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will have:
Proven experience working in the disability support sector
An understanding of the impact of stigma and discrimination on a person’s quality of life
Confidence dealing with complex physical health conditions
Can develop trusting and productive relationships with people using the service, confidentiality and discretion is a must
Strong communication skills
Ability to advocate in a variety of settings and liaising with primary health services
A non-judgmental approach, with a positive attitude and respect towards everyone
Proactively links people to opportunities which support them to work towards and achieve their personal aspirations
Experience in helping people access training and/or finding employment
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and partners in the community
Commitment to, and understanding of, Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Computer literate (Office 365 and a client management system)
A current full driver’s license and first aid certificate
Preferably has Level 4, NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing) or equivalent and/or proven track record and willing to study
Aligns to our values of being flexible, inclusive, responsive and passionate
What we offer
We offer a supportive and innovative team environment filled with passionate people and the ability to make positive changes within our services. Flexibility is key. Wellbeing days, birthday leave and on-the-job training are amongst the other things included in our employment package.
You will find yourself working with people to ensure they have real choices, can plan their own futures with tailored tools and have the skills to navigate their own road maps to create brighter futures for themselves, their whānau and their communities.
Applications close 8 February 2023. To apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information contact Patty on 027 685 3565.