Apply to join the Enabling Good Lives Waikato Team Posted by Posted by Loren Savage on 10 August 2017 Posted on: 10 August 2017

Posted by Loren Savage

Posted on: 10 August 2017

There are currently two vacancies in the Enabling Good Lives Waikato demonstration. 

They are both for the position of Tūhono/Connector. As they are for different lengths of time, they are different applications.

You can find them by following these links.




‘Enabling Good Lives’ is the title of a 2011 report that the Minister of Disability Issues commissioned from a group representing the disability sector.  It recommended transforming the entire system of government-funded disability supports to give disabled people greater choice and control over their supports, so they can live the lives they want. 

As Tūhono/Connector you will be responsible for working directly with disabled children, adult and their families and whanau to assist them achieve Enabling Good Lives outcomes.  The key to sustainable outcomes in this role will be the ability to listen to the aspirations and preferences of disabled people and their families and whānau and assist them to think about the options they have at the moment and what they could do that is new and different. 

As the face of the organisation, you are able to call on your influencing ability to build and maintain working relationships with whanau, external organisations, participating government agencies, NGOs, wider disability networks and the community. 

Skills and Experience

It’s important that you possess a good understanding and insight into disability.  You can demonstrate that you are able to manage a variety of tasks, re-prioritise workload and can develop and monitor your work plan and process for achieving targets.


Preference is given to those who

  • have lived the experience of disability
  • have a passion for people changing their lives for the better
  • can be tenacious, professional and driven to overcome temporary road blocks
  • have strong networks in the Waikato
  • are experienced at identifying opportunities and risks

This is an ANZSCO level 4/5 role so New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency at time of application is required.

Applications close:   Wednesday 16th August 2017 at 11:00pm

Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 

To view the position description, click the following URL:


For any further discussion about the role, contact Kate Cosgriff, Director on 029 201 4419


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