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

Local Area Coordinators

UPDATE: Due to the current situation of COVID-19, the recruitment process for this advertised position of Local Area Coordinator will be delayed. We thank you for your patience in these difficult times.

Part-time and Full-time role available
Location: Southland

About the business

At AccessAbility we are committed to working with disabled people and their families/whanau to identify what would enable them to live everyday lives in their community. Our inspirational dream is “A community approach where disabled people live well now, can dream big and live the life they have imagined.”

About the roles

We are currently looking for two people to join the team, one in a full-time role and one part-time (30 hours per week). Both roles will be based working from home in Invercargill or Gore.

What does a Local Area Coordinator do?

Local Area Coordinators are agents of change. The main function of a LAC is to assist disabled persons and their family/whanau to identify and articulate what their good life would look like and then engage a range of strategies to assist them to move towards and obtain that good life.

LAC work intensively with a small group of disabled people and their families/whanau. They assist people to plan for the future by becoming clear on what constitutes their good life, supporting people to access the elements that make up their good life (home, work, friends etc.), maximise any community or disability specific funding, develop natural relationships, strengthen and build social roles and the networks that will enable people to lead full and rich lives.

The role of LAC is 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. It is also a challenging role that requires people to work at multiple levels, with a wide variety of people and against the invisible forces of discrimination and bias.

Benefits and perks

  • Being part of a team where people are passionate about our inspirational dream
  • Flexibility regarding hours of work
  • The chance to work autonomously in a self-directed manner
  • Extensive training, mentoring and support
  • Health and Wellness Subsidy
  • Staff Benefit Discount Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme

To apply upload your CV and cover letter through SEEK – please indicate if you are applying for the full-time or part-time position.

The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd March at 9am.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact:

Angela Te Whaiti on 03 929 1421 – email angela.tewhaiti@accessability.org.nz or
Wendy O’Meara on 027 555 0459 – email wendy@journeytogether.co.nz

Links

Local Area Coordinator Job Advertisement (PDF)
Local Area Coordinator Job Description (PDF)

UPDATE: Due to the current situation of COVID-19, the recruitment process for this advertised position of Local Area Coordinator will be delayed. We thank you for your patience in these difficult times.