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Employment Coordinator (Permanent), Kapiti

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Community Services
Wellington - Kapiti
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Employment Coordinator
Permanent, Full Time
Based at Kapiti Service Centre

The Employment Coordinator assists Ministry clients who experience ill health or with disabilities to find, and remain in, employment through effective in-work support.  One of the ways they do this is by working effectively with external agencies that provide employment support services and health related interventions.

Working alongside the Work Brokers in the region, Employment Coordinators also introduce and market their clients to potential employers.

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate knowledge of issues faced by people with ill health or disabled people when considering employment, and experience in identifying services, products and support networks available to this client group. 


Skills and attributes

The Employment Coordinator is a highly client-centric role; therefore a strong, genuine, customer focus is essential.  You will thrive on initiating and building relationships and networks, internally and externally.  This role has a promotional/marketing focus, therefore the confidence to market individuals to employers is important.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience working with people within the health and disability sector – preferable but not essential
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Ability to influence, and focus on the client's strengths and what they're capable of achieving
  • An understanding of the regional and local labour market would be advantageous
  • The ability to broker employment opportunities for clients
  • A commitment to achieving outcomes and goals
  • Sound judgement and problem solving skills, with the ability to “think outside the square”
  • Strong communication skills with an empathetic approach


This is a busy role, and needs solid planning and organisational skill and a responsive and proactive approach.


Based at the Kapiti Service Centre, this role may require some travel.  A requirement of this role is a full clean valid New Zealand driver's licence without conditions. 


How to apply 

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your MyHR portal at work with your current CV and cover letter.

External applicants please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


Both internal and external candidates please ensure you submit a cover letter.  Your cover letter is an important part of our shortlisting process.  Please ensure you address the Key Accountabilities in the position description and tell us why you would be a great Employment Coordinator.  Your cover letter is an important part of our shortlisting process.


If you have any questions about the role please contact Judy Garrett at or (06) 952 1413


Applications close: Monday 22nd October 2018 at 11pm.

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