Support Workers – Live Life Disability Support (September Info Evening)

Posted on September 14, 2021

Provide great support to people who have a disability to live a fulfilling lives

  • Ensure great quality of life outcomes for the people DSS supports
  • Earn $21.50 to $27.00 an hour
  • Learn new skills and gain qualifications

Information & Assessment Centre evening – Monday 20th September (5.30PM to 7.30PM)

By applying to this vacancy you will receive an invitation to our Information and Assessment Centre evening. Please note that you must attend in person to be considered for interview. 

Vision: Supporting people to live well

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Live Life Disability Support Services (DSS) provide support to people who have disabilities to achieve their personal aspirations and choices. DSS provides support to over 250 people in a variety of residential and respite settings across the Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough regions.

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 and challenges. Some people need support with their personal care and taking care of household tasks; some need support to participate in go out and about and join in social and leisure activities; and some need communication and behavioural support. We also work with family/whanau to provide time for them to have a break, while their young person stays in one of our respite houses. 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 work collaboratively and in partnership with Mental Health and Addictions, Youth Justice, Oranga Tamariki, and other community organisations to meet the needs of people we support.

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

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

We are looking for people, from all walks of life, with a can-do attitude,  to work with children and adults, as part of proactive teams, in residential and respite homes. You will follow individual plans and understand the importance of consistency in assisting people to achieve a great life.

Please note that individuals who are appointed to a role are required to attend an orientation programme which usually runs Monday 9.00am – 4.30pm, Wednesday 8.30am – 4.30pm and Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm of their first week of employment. If you are not able to commit to attending during these hours during the week please make this clear in your cover letter.

Information and Assessment Evening

Our information and assessment centre evening is on Monday 20th September from 5.30 to 7.30PM that you must attend in person. Applicants who do not attend will be recorded as withdrawn from the process.

One of the requirements on the night will be to complete police vetting forms. Please bring along two forms of ID (one of which must be your driver’s licence). You will receive further details regarding the venue and ID requirements via text/email message on Thursday 16th September.

Internal applicants do not need to attend the information evening.

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

We’re looking for people from all walks of life who:

  • Have a sense of humour, energy and enthusiasm
  • Are patient and kind, friendly and helpful
  • Have good social skills and the ability to relate well to others
  • Have the ability to understand non-verbal behaviours
  • Have good written and spoken language skills in English and/or Te Reo.
  • Have basic maths and computing knowledge
  • Have confidence in assisting with personal cares
  • A current full NZ driver’s licence (confident driving both automatic and manual vehicles).
  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2 to 4) or equivalent is preferred, or the willingness to complete this level of study in the workplace.

Your hourly rate will be $21.50 to $27.00 dependent upon your qualifications as recognised under the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.

This position 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.

Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks – you must declare any convictions and/or pending charges on your application form. This will include checks under the Children Act 2014 and may include CYRAS Vetting via Oranga Tamariki for some roles.

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

For enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

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


Applications close: Wednesday 15th September (23:55)