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Community Facilitator

Whanganui Central, Manawatu

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Community Facilitator to join our supportive and dedicated team in Whanganui. 

No two days would be the same in the Community Facilitator role. You would be responsible for working alongside disabled people and their whānau, linking people to information, resources and services in their community. 

This is a part time role, working up to 20 hours per week, 1:30pm – 4:30pm Mon-Thurs and 8:30am-5:00pm on Friday. There is some slight flexibility in these hours. 

As a Community Facilitator for Your Way | Kia Roha the successful applicant will:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships within the wider disability community, and external networks
  • Bring strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to relate to a range of people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Be creative about how information is reflected to people / whānau supported
  • Be able to problem solve complex situations and develop funding / support packages that provide great outcomes
  • Have IT knowledge and confidence with using databases and Microsoft programs
  • Have a good understanding of the disability sector, The treaty of Waitangi and EGL principles
  • Current driver’s license preferred (not essential).

What’s on offer:

  • Supportive and Inclusive environment, we value your opinion! 
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Employee assistance programme available for staff 
  • Take a day of leave for your Birthday
  • Staff discount card for use at a range of retailers.

About Your Way | Kia Roha:

Your Way | Kia Roha is a nationally recognised Not-for-profit organisation supporting people in their communities from Whangarei to Invercargill. We have been providing support to people and their whānau for over 40 years.

Moemoea | Vision

Disabled people thriving, living the lives they choose in their communities.

Kaupapa | Purpose

Enabling innovative community solutions by and with disabled people

Mātāpono | Values

  • Rangatiratanga | Self-Leadership: Choice and control over decisions builds on the mana of every individual.
  • Manawatoa | Courageous: Innovative, aspirational, and bold in our actions
  • Whanaungatanga | Connection: Relationships matter, we work together with whānau and others.
  • Kohitanga | Inclusion: Everyone is included and respected for who they are.
  • Kaitiakitanga | Guardianship:  Sustain and respect the mauri | life force of those we work with.

Your Way | Kia Roha is an equal opportunity employer; we strive to attract and maintain a diverse workforce across the country.  As an organisation we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusiveness and ensuring a positive culture for people to work in.  

We encourage applications from people with a lived experience of disability or who are close family members of people with disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process

Applications for this role will be reviewed as they are received. 

The work we do can include working closely with people that may be at high risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19. Applicants may be expected to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as part of our recruitment process.

Applicants for this position must have the legal rights to work in New Zealand. 

Applications close Wednesday, 12 June

Applications are now closed

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