Time for a change?

Health and Disability Advocates work with members of the public, community groups and health and disability service providers in assisting to resolve concerns about the quality of care provided. Advocates also provide education on the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights and network extensively within the community.

This position is full time 40 hours a week based in our Lower Hutt office and will service the Hutt Valley and surrounding areas as requested.

Our ideal Candidate has:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • A calm, cool, non-judgmental, professional manner and approach
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proven experience in resolving issues and concerns
  • The ability to able to work alone and as part of a regional and national team
  • Experience in networking, building community links, particularly with Maori and Pacifica
  • Knowledge/experience of engaging with diverse communities
  • Some experience in planning and providing education
  • Available for an immediate start
  • A clean, current driver’s license and their own vehicle to use for work travel
  • Position comes with paid carpark
  • A great sense of humour

 What we offer:

  • An interesting, varied role that will develop and grow you and your skill set
  • A genuine, fun, supportive work environment
  • Excellent orientation into the role and professional development to support your growth
  • Inclusion to a highly regarded, high functioning and motivated team

To be considered for this role, you must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.  If this sounds like the exciting challenge and change of pace you’re seeking, then send your cover letter and CV resume with the names of three referees (one must be your current manager) to advocacy.services@xtra.co.nz  before 9am Tuesday 07 December 2021.

If you have any questions about our application process please do contact us on the email above.

Position descriptions are available on our website www.advocacy.org.nz

 Previous applicants need not apply