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Health and Disability Coordinator

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Taranaki - Hawera
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Health and Disability Co-ordinator

Ministry of Social Development  Region wide scope, based in Whanganui

Full Time, Permanent


We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Health and Disability Co-ordinator to work as part of our regional Health and Disability Team.  The role is based at our Whanganui Service Centre but has region wide coverage, so will involve travel.

As a Health and Disability Co-ordinator you will support our work to achieve employment outcomes for clients living with health and disability conditions.  This requires you to build strong working relationships with GP practices and health and disability providers across the region.  Your outstanding relationship and network skills will strengthen Work and Income's relationships, as well as provide medical practitioners with clear understanding of how we can jointly support clients who have capacity to work to move into employment at the earliest opportunity.  The role also requires high level project management skills to support the roll-out of regional initiatives.

An understanding of the health system, particularly how medical centres operate, would be an advantage.  It is equally important that you are able to represent the range of MSD supports and services available to clients.  As part of the Regional Health and Disability Team you will bring your industry expertise and commitment to client service.

We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate:

  • Effective communication and organisational skills 
  • The ability to build rapport, relate to, contribute and work collaboratively with front-line service delivery staff
  • Exceptional relationship management skills and experience
  • Proven project management skills
  • The ability to engage and quickly build rapport with people from varied and diverse backgrounds
  • A thorough knowledge of Work and Income products and services with a particular focus on clients living with health and disability issues
  • Able to travel to fulfil job requirements

We offer a supportive team and comprehensive orientation.. Salary for this role ranges from $45,773.00 To $62,938.00 per annum. Application along this range is dependent on relevant work experience and qualification.

Applications close:  Wednesday 24th January 2018  at 11:00pm.

How to apply

Click the apply now button to submit your online application. If you are a current MSD employee, please apply from your work computer using your  myHR login details. It is expected that an updated cover letter and CV is included with your application. These will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key attributes detailed in this advertisement and the competencies listed in the position description.

For any further (confidential) discussion about the role, contact Linda, Manager Regional Services on 06 968 6675

Job reference number: 20608

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