Team Leader – Disability Support Service (Blenheim)

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Nelson-Tasman

Mission: Supporting people to live the best possible life

  • Permanent full-time position (averaging 40 hrs a week)
  • Bring your inspiring leadership skills to supporting people with a disability
  • Great opportunity to make a real difference 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

At Disability Support Services (DSS) we support people with disabilities to live great lives that reflect their personal aspirations and choices. DSS provides support to over 250 people in a variety of residential settings across the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions. 

In residential and work environments we support each person to manage their day to day lives in ways and at times that work for them. The people we support have a wide range of abilities. Some people need support with their personal care and taking care of household tasks; some need support to participate in their local communities and some need communication and behavioural support. We actively encourage people to pursue their dreams and try out new experiences, and can guarantee that no two days working at DSS are ever the same. 

We also work collaboratively and in partnership with Mental Health, Youth Justice, Addictions and Oranga Tamariki to meet the needs of people we support.

 N.B. Disability Support Services are part of Nelson Marlborough Health, we are not however a medical/clinical service.  We are a community based disability support service focused on quality of life outcomes and the Enabling Good Lives Principles. 

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

We are looking to appoint an off-roster Team Leader to supervise and lead support workers across two residential houses, providing support to young people in our community. You will be an integral part of the team, providing support and leadership that enables the people you support to live safely and be actively involved in their community. 

Your hours of work will be 80 hours per fortnight working Monday-Friday 8.00AM to 4.30PM (some flexibility will be required in order to meet service requirements). There is also a requirement to take part in the on-call roster.

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

You will have inspiring leadership skills and a strong commitment to the principles of person-centred support. You will also hold a certificate in Human Services, or an equivalent health or disability related qualification, and will have a sound knowledge of Person Centred support as well as good time management skills. Experience working in the field of disability and/or youth work would be advantageous. 

This role is classified by Immigration as ANZSCO 423111 and applicants for this position must be NZ or Australian Citizens, or have NZ Permanent Residency, or a valid NZ work visa. 

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. For role specific enquiries contact Jemma Low on

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application form. 


Applications close: Open until filled. (Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.)

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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