Coordinator - Child Development Service (CDS)

  • Work type (full time, permanent with standard working hours between Monday-Friday)

  • Qualification in social work, early childhood, health or education.

  • Experience in dealing with external agencies like Special Education and Non-Government Organisations.

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The Child Development Service supports children from birth to 16 years who have issues with their development in the wider Canterbury area. We’re on the lookout for a motivated and innovative Child Development Coordinator. This role will involve working closely alongside the Developmental Paediatricians in Child Health, visiting families/whanau at home and gathering information to support them when meeting with paediatricians

The Role: Where you fit it

You will use your assessment skills together with your knowledge and experience of child development and disability services to provide support to family /whanau and caregivers and liaise closely with other professionals. You will have superb communication skills and experience dealing with external agencies, such as Special Education and Non-Government Organisations. Your ability to engage with people, establish rapport and maintain good relationships is vital to the role. While working in a multi-disciplinary team, you will also demonstrate initiative and the ability to work autonomously. In return for your enthusiasm and professionalism, we’ll provide you with support from the Clinical Manager and from the wider Child Development Service. Since this role requires travel, a full (manual) NZ driving license is essential.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 235330

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019