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Senior Advisor

Date:  10-May-2022
Location: 

Wellington, 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.

 

 

Senior Advisor, Health and Disability

 

Fixed Term or Secondment to 30 June 2023  

 


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.

 

 

 

Overview of position 

 

The role of the Senior Advisor – Health and Disability is to support the both the Principal Health Advisor and Principal Disability Advisor at a strategic and operational level with implementing, monitoring and managing initiatives that support people with health and disability conditions.   

 

This role seeks to improve the Ministry’s service approach to ensure that health and disability issues are incorporated into the products, processes and services that are delivered to New Zealanders.

 

You will work across the Ministry to bring strategy to reality.  This role involves project management to ensure the Ministry’s current and future initiatives acknowledge, support and enable people with health or disabilities conditions achieve sustainable employment. 

 

 

 

We are looking for someone who has:

 

•    Knowledge of the health and disability sector.
•    Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
•    The ability to build trusted relationships with a broad range of stakeholders 
•    Proven experience to lead significant pieces of work
•    The proven ability to work well within a team. 

 

 

 

Successful applicants should have:


•    Experience in the employment of people with health and disability conditions. 
•    An understanding of the legislation, policy and procedures relating to the provision of social security benefits in New Zealand
•    Knowledge of the United Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, The Lead Toolkit and the Disability Action Plan. 

Salary range: $94,834.00 - $115,908.00

 

 

 

 

 

How to apply

 

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  

 

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

 

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs@msd.govt.nz

 

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

 

Closing date: 27 May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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