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 Coordinator (LAC) – AccessAbility

Local Area Coordinators assist disabled persons and their family/whanau to identify and work towards a good life within their local community. They also work with local communities to assist them to become inclusive and open to all citizens.

About the business and the role

AccessAbility is looking for a highly competent self-starter interested in joining the LAC team in Invercargill. This is a part time role, 30 hours per week.

What does a Local Area Coordinator do?

Local Area Coordinators are agents of change. The main function of an 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. The ‘good life’ is always found in ordinary everyday community settings where so called ‘non-disabled people’ live work and play, so by necessity, this work involves a strong engagement at local community levels.

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 LACis 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.

What we can offer you?

  • The opportunity to 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
  • Extensive training, mentoring and support which will enable you to assist people to learn how to ‘play to their strengths’
  • An opportunity to be a part of a team who work every day to assist people on the margins of society to reconnect (or connect for the first time) to their community

Download a position description

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18th February 2019.

Please apply through seek with a CV and cover letter.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact our Jenny Hogg, Team Leader (03) 928 5253


Service Facilitator – AccessAbility (Otago)

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.”
We are currently looking for a person to join the team as a Service Facilitator. The successful applicant will work alongside our experienced team partnering with disabled people and their families to discuss support solutions that will work for them. The core work is completing assessments, providing information, coordinating supports, making referrals, and completing the administration that supports this.
Ideally we are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, an understanding of the disability sector and administrative nous, in particular people who enjoy:

  • Engaging and interacting with people in a positive way
  • Facilitating conversations with small groups
  • Building relationships and networks
  • Recording information accurately and neatly
  • Thinking innovatively and creatively
  • Being committed to the principles of the NZ Disability Strategy
  • Keeping their cool while working under pressure
  • Working within and contributing to a great team

In return you will receive the following benefits:

  • Being part of a team where people are passionate about our inspirational dream
  • Health and Wellness Subsidy
  • Staff Benefit Discount Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme

All applicants must have a full driver’s license and be able to pass a police record check.

If this is you, then we want to hear from you!

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday the 18th February 2019.

Download a position description

Please apply through seek with a CV and cover letter.

AccessAbility is an Equal Opportunities Employer and strives to attract and maintain a diverse workforce. We would like to encourage applications from people with a lived experience of disability.

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to contact:
Louisa Beaumont, Team Leader on (03) 929 1436

 

ICT Helpdesk Operator – Dunedin (30 hours per week)

At AccessAbility we are committed to working with disabled people and theirfamilies/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.”

As a member of the Business Support Services Hub the ICT Helpdesk Operator works closely with the operational teams to ensure that our teams have the technology to be able to deliver great outcomes for the people that we work with.

The ICTHelpdesk Operator is a new part time (30 hours) role and will be based in our Dunedin office so that we ensure that we have comprehensive ICT support services across our offices for a team providing day to day technical support that is effective and timely.

The person we are looking for;

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in an ICT Helpdesk or Support position
  • Is willing to share knowledge and know-how and provide practical solutions and support
  • Will have sound problem solving skills
  • Will be passionate about process improvement and able to work with minimal supervision
  • have the ability to relate to a diverse range of people and able to communicate technical information to non-technical team members effectively
  • Has great organisation and time management skills, with a focus on managing priorities
  • Stays up to date on new technologies and is enthusiastic about learning more
  • Is proactive, innovative and creative
  • Has an outstanding customer service focus

The skills and experience required to be successful in this role:

  • Exposure to Office 365 Administration
  • Microsoft Office Specialist – Expert or Master
  • Windows 10 Desktop certification preferred but not essential
  • Adopts a flexible and positive approach to problem solving
  • Displays a high level of commitment to delivering quality services
  • Analyses information, identifies key issues, considers a range of options, perspectives and solutions and bases decisions on appropriate information
  • Demonstrates well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Works collaboratively and contributes to the achievement of our shared team objectives and priorities
  • Recording information accurately and neatly

In return you will receive the following benefits:

  • Being part of a team where people are passionate about our inspirational dream
  • Health and Wellness Subsidy
  • Staff Benefit Discount Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you have aminimum of 2 years’ experience providing systems support and maintenance to end users and have experienced a range of technical issues we are keen to hear from you.

All applicants must be able to pass a police record check.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday the 25th March 2019

For a position description please click here (160kb)

Please apply through seek with a CV andcover letter.

AccessAbility is an Equal Opportunities Employer and strives to attract and maintain a diverse workforce. We would like to encourage applications from people with a lived experience of disability.

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to contact:

Peter Sayers, ICT Operations and Project Coordinator on 06 281 1201