Work at AccessAbility

If you choose to work at AccessAbility, you’ll be making a difference in people’s everyday lives.

We encourage our staff to pursue their own goals and dreams. Our salaries are competitive and the work is satisfying.

We recognise that your home life is important and we're flexible so that you can do your best at work. We even give paid time off to our staff so they can fit exercise into their working week.

If you want to contribute to a world where disabled people live well, dream big and live the life they have imagined, apply for one of the positions below.



Current Vacancies

Advertisement - Local Area Coordinators – Part Time - Central Otago

Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference in your community?

Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference in your community?

AccessAbility is currently looking a person interested in becoming a part time (20 hours per week) Local Area Coordinator in the Central Otago. 

What does a Local Area Coordinator do?

Local Area Coordinator’s (LAC) are agents of change. The main function of an LAC is to assist disabled people to become contributing members of their own community by supporting them to plan and achieve a good life.

LAC will work intensively with a small group of disabled people and their families. They will undertake tasks such as, but not limited to, providing quality information, assisting people to plan for the future by becoming clear on what constitutes their good life, supporting people to access everyday community supports, sharing ideas on what is possible and proactively building community for both individuals and communities.

The role of LAC is both exciting and rewarding on many levels, not the least of which is being involved in supporting people to achieve tangible outcomes and make measurable improvements in their life circumstances.

What skills are we looking for in our applicants? 

  • Highly skilled practitioners who are competent in assisting people to achieve outcomes
  • The ability to work flexibly and be available during the hours that are best for the person (and their family) you are working with 
  • The ability to inspire others by facilitating strength based conversations and planning sessions, during which people gain clarity on what their good life looks like 
  • Established community networks along with excellent relationship building skills
  • An understanding of what  constitutes a good life & the social model of disability
  • Experience with a variety of planning methodologies 
  • Experience in community building would be a real advantage
  • Good business writing skills required and experience in preparing draft reports

What can we offer you?

  • The opportunity be an influential part of a project which is of significant national interest
  • Flexibility regarding hours of work 
  • The chance to work autonomously in a self-directed manner 

To apply upload your CV and cover letter through Seek. 

Applications close on 18th September 2017

If you have questions about this role, please contact Ange Te Whaiti on 03 929 1421 or via email:



Human resources contact 

You can contact our Human Resources Advisor, for a confidential conversation about future opportunities.

Phone: 0800 758 700