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Needs Assessor and Service Coordinator (Disability)

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
Advert reference N21-207
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Closing date for applications 15-04-2021


Needs Assessment Service

Permanent full-time (80 hrs a fortnight)

Location: Richmond Health Hub 

  • Ensure that the individual’s needs are at the centre of their care
  • Support people to achieve their goals, retain their independence and enjoy optimum quality of life wherever they live


Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

As a Needs Assessor, you will working with individuals and families identifying and coordinating supports as required. This role is office-based; however, much of the work takes place in the larger community. You will be working with a wide variety of people, from the individuals themselves, to providers, health practitioners, schools, and community organisations.

Our aim is to support people, whose lives are affected by a disability, to achieve their goals, retain their independence and self-reliance, and to enjoy optimum quality of live wherever they live.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a registered health professional: Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Therapist or Registered Nurse.

Our team is looking for a person who has:

  • experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • experience with assessment process and support planning.
  • the ability to work in both a team environment as well as independently.
  • relevant post-graduate qualifications (preferred).

You will enjoy working within a team environment and will be flexible and adaptable to service needs.

Nga huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

The Needs Assessment Disability Team values teamwork and is strength-based, positive and values respect and diversity. We offer a friendly work environment that is professional, maintains a wonderful sense of humour and perspective, and focused on the best outcomes for the people we work alongside of.

Nelson Marlborough Health provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes. The top of the South Island is renowned for National Parks, access to outdoor recreational pursuits, arts, vineyards and much more.  The community has excellent options for schooling and most sporting and cultural facilities.

For more information on the Nelson and Tasman region visit https://www.nelsontasman.nz


Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA


Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

Keen to apply now? It’s easy. Please fill in our online application form found here: https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Needs-Assessor-and-Service-Coordinator-Disability-/Richmond-Health-Hub/16630 

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Richard Gould – Team Leader on [email protected].

Job Number: N21-207

Applications close: Thursday 15th April

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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