Associate Lead – Home & Community Support Services

  • Permanent part-time leadership position 0.5FTE. 
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC or Registered Allied Health Professional with current APC
  • Strong clinical skills and leadership experience along with a passion for a community focused, client centred restorative model of care

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength  of one, it is the strength of many

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Our Home and Community Support Service is looking for an Associate Lead with practice experience in older person’s health. Based in Hokitika and covering the Southern region for Te Tai o Poutini - this is a permanent part time role for 20hrs each week.

Our service is developing the way we support older persons in the community to fit more closely with restorative and lifespan model so this could be an excellent role for a registered nurse or allied health professional wanting to broaden their practice experience and knowledge. Based in Hokitika our multi-disciplinary team are passionate about the future development of primary care as a locality approach and are a friendly and supportive team to be part of.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse or Allied Health professional to take this next step in their career. You will support the Allied Health Manager (AHM) with managing a large team of permanent and casual healthcare staff. 

You will assist with important processes in this service by supporting the AHM with recruitment, orientation, coordinating education, performance reviews, service development and staff retention.

In this community focused role, you will be working with our clients in their homes to support them with any health needs that will enable them to have the choice to stay in their own home. You will have the opportunity to lead, influence and upskill this team alongside our community nurse to work at the highest level.

  • Working seamlessly within an Interdisciplinary Team including District Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Home and Community Based Support & Allied Health Professionals.
  • Lead, develop & up skill other members in your team

Ko wai koe | About You

We’re looking for an experienced Registered Nurse or Allied Health professional with a background in community or rural health and who has an interest in developing their leadership and management skills.  Strategic thinking, problem solving, excellent interpersonal skills are imperative as you will interact with a wide range of people both within the team and the nursing staff in the Southern region; and across the campus.

If you have a desire to develop your management and leadership skills, we’re committed to supporting you, with professional development opportunities available to ensure you thrive in his demanding environment.  A thorough orientation programme will be provided.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • Initiative, solution focused with excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently complete tasks.
  • Motivated and flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a team and autonomously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the proven ability to engage people at all levels.
  • You will either hold or be working towards a relevant post graduate qualification
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC or an Allied Health professional with proven clinical expertise within a community health setting.

Mō mātou – About us

From July last year the West Coast DHB transitioned across to Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ. This is a great opportunity to make a difference at a time of significant change in the healthcare sector.

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast we are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.

We are passionate about attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people – become part of our team.

Ngā hua – Benefits

Being part of the Te Tai o Poutini West Coast, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

Enquiries: Natalie Gaunt – Recruitment Specialist –

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.



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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2354816

Location: Hokitika

Closing Date: Apply Now!