Start Your Career In The Disability Sector

Join New Zealand’s largest health and disability network today and start making a difference in people’s lives. 

become a Support Worker
Our values of respect support and excellence are central to everything we do at NZCommunity Living. They shape and drive our behaviour along with our relationships with colleagues, partners, stakeholders and of course the people we support and their whānau.
You can be part of our team to enable people with a disability to live a life of choice, freedom and independence. NZCommunity Living provides a diverse range of support services for people with disability and their whānau. Join us and discover a rewarding and fulfilling role that can make a difference in someone’s life and lead to a lifelong career.

What is it like to work as a Support Worker?

Check out this video featuring two of our lovely Support Workers, who relentlessly helping disabled people to live their best lives. “I would definitely recommend support work to other people” says Dallas.

“I actually make a real different in peple’s life” says Anamika.

MySkill

Free Training & Job Placement.

It’s never too late to start your new and rewarding career in disability support. If you are new to the sector, we offer free online skills training and job placement support to get you started. Visit our MySkill training partner for more info.

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Register For Work.

We offer real career opportunities, competitive rates, free training with an option to earn while you learn, and the flexibility of permanent, part time or casual work. 

Fill in the form below to register for work so our team can review your submission. 

Our Team Structure & Available Roles.

These staff members are skilled / trained to best give care to people we support around their individual needs. Each home has regular and casual Support Workers attached to it so that they can get to know the people we support really well. Support Workers will help them to settle into their new home. It is important to know that Support Workers are not there to do everything for the people we support as it is really important that they remain as independent as possible.

These staff ensure the delivery of high-quality, equitable support, for the people we support, through support that is focused on maintaining the highest possible levels of independence, individual dignity and respect while promoting opportunities to participate within the community.

They also provide leadership and support to the Support Workers team and provide coordination in the day to day running of the service in consultation with the Service Delivery Manager.

These are staff who will work with the people we support and their Support Workers to determine what social interaction and activities that the people we support would like to be involved in to meet their personal goals and aspirations. Community Connectors will arrange for the people we support to carry out fun activities on their own or with others. If there is something that people we support have always dreamt of doing e.g. ride in a helicopter then this team will help them to try to do it.

Positive Behaviour Support Planners are responsible for providing support to people with disabilities, and their whānau, to enable them to live independent lives by developing and maintaining positive behaviour. They will
provide training and coaching to Support Workers to use effective strategies to promote positive behaviours and quality of life for those we support.

Staff who either oversee the people we support’s specific home, a group of homes, or individualised service ensuring that staff are rostered on, contractual requirements are being meet, new staff have been orientated and trained to best care for the people we support’s needs. They also investigate any concerns, complaints.

They are the senior managers responsible for overall meeting the people we support’s needs and satisfaction and continually driving quality/service improvements.

Furthermore they are responsible for interviewing, managing/supporting staff. Making sure we are running a service that meets our contractual requirements. Meeting our Funders i.e. Ministry of Health, ACC, and DHB’s to report on our service delivery. Meeting with all new CL persons and their families.

Responsible for the overall running of NZCommunity Living, this includes ensuring we are financially sustainable, strategically managing growth, and ultimately providing a motivated, highly skilled team that can assist the people we support’s individual and unique needs.

We are New Zealand's trusted provider

Disability Experts

NZCommunity Living has supported disabled people and their whānau since 1988.

Our Partners

We work closely with the Whaikaha - Ministry for Disabled People, Oranga Tamariki, District Health Boards, Ministry of Social Development, Corrections, and ACC as a preferred national provider.

Industry Leader

We’re part of New Zealand’s largest national network of disability service providers and a leader in health technology.

Enhanced Services

Whatever you need, our wraparound disability support and rehabilitation services can be tailored to support you with almost anything.

Public or Private Funding

Our disability support and rehabilitation services are free to those eligible for government funded support. We also provide private funded services.

Specialised Workforce

Our community-based workforce is unmatched – we apply our significant expertise in disability support and health services to all of the work we do.

Get in touch with us

To access our support services, please choose us as a preferred provider when you speak to Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) service or an Enabling Good Lives (EGL) Connector.

If you prefer to call or email, our team is available 24 hours/7 days.

PO Box 24445, Manners Street, Wellington 6142

0800 101 057

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