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Health & Disability Coordinator - Nelson Region

Date:  13-Oct-2021

Nelson_Tasman, NZ

About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.



Health and Disability Coordinator, Nelson Region



Nelson location preferred, Permanent, Full time


Ministry of Social Development.


We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a Health and Disability Co-ordinator to work as part of our regional Health and Disability Team.  The role is preferably based at our Nelson Regional Office but has region wide coverage, so will involve travel. 



As a Health and Disability Co-ordinator you will support our work to achieve employment outcomes for clients living with health and disability conditions.  This requires you to build strong working relationships with GP practices and health and disability providers across the region.  Your outstanding relationship and network skills will strengthen Work and Income’s relationships, as well as provide medical practitioners with clear understanding of how we can jointly support clients who have capacity to work to move into employment at the earliest opportunity.  The role also requires high level project management skills to support the roll-out of regional initiatives.



An understanding of the health system, particularly how medical centres operate, would be an advantage.  It is equally important that you are able to represent the range of MSD supports and services available to clients.   As part of the Regional Health and Disability Team you will bring your industry expertise and commitment to client service.


We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate:

  • Effective communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to build rapport, relate to, contribute and work collaboratively with front-line service delivery staff
  • Exceptional relationship management skills and experience
  • Proven project management skills
  • The ability to engage and quickly build rapport with people from varied and diverse backgrounds
  • A thorough knowledge of Work and Income products and services with a particular focus on clients living with health and disability issues
  • Able to travel to fulfil job requirements


How to apply



Please apply online with your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.


  • Current MSD employees; it is important that you please apply through your myHR careers portal at work, so you are recognised as a current employee.



Position Description: 



Applications close: 5 November 2021.




For further discussion about the role contact Julia Bull on 


Salary range: $61,734.00 - $75,452.00





Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.