Employment Opportunities and Positions

Added June 2024

Volunteer Support offered – North Shore/Central Auckland – My name is Hannah. I am 29 years old and I am autistic. I am looking for opportunities to volunteer in support for other autistic individuals and groups around central Auckland and the North Shore. I have been a carer for a young woman with William’s Syndrome, and I have worked with children aged 4 – 10. I have also taken a counselling course with Youthline. As someone with autism, I often find it easy to understand and empathise with others with disabilities that have similar stigmas and challenges, such as ADHD. While I am not a professional counsellor, I would act in this manner, giving them a chance to talk, vent, or discuss difficulties to work towards a solution. All on volunteer basis – no cost. Location and time negotiable.

Citizen Advocacy Auckland Inc (CAA) are seeking an experienced  part time Coordinator (20 hours pw)  to support the programme.

The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting people with learning disabilities as well as knowledge of advocacy, self-advocacy and Enabling Good Lives.

Key responsibilitiesLocate and train community people who are willing to take on the role of being a citizen advocate for a person with a learning disability. Provide ongoing support to advocates and people with learning disabilities, navigating community resources and services. Coordinate office operations and administrative tasks to ensure smooth running of day to day functioning. Apply for funding and keep administrative documentation and reports. Organise CAA advocacy events, workshops and participate in community outreach programmes.

Requirements: Prior experience in supporting a person with a learning disability. Knowledge of human rights policies and legislation and best practice in the field of advocacy and self-advocacy. Familiarity with Social Role Valorisation and Enhancing Good Lives and their application in supporting people with a learning disability. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. A current, clean driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

For a copy of the job description email request to: citizenadvocacyauckland@gmail.com To apply please send your covering letter and resume to: citizenadvocacyauckland@gmail.com

Applications close June 28th 2024 at 5pm


Employment Support 2024

Auticon – is a Global Tech employer partnering with Autism NZ offering opportunities for employment for details and criteria.

Employment programme for people with disabilities in South Auckland
The Positive Pathway Programme is run out of Lambie Drive in Manukau and runs for 16 weeks. Our programme is tailored to support clients who: Are in receipt of a benefit AND have a health condition, injury or disability • Are motivated to work 15 hours plus per week • Need to upskill with certificates in basic computer skills, forklift, traffic control, COA, etc. We will: Provide a nurturing environment to help them overcome barriers • Build a new CV • Provide training in interview skills • Build their confidence • Provide job coaching • Promote them to employers • Give them continued mentoring once in employment. Please contact Sheryl Kukutai, Positive Pathways Programme Manager, Auckland Business Chamber P: 09 263 8840 or 0800 709 907 chamberemployment.co.nz

New Employment programme at be.lab – the Non-Tertiary Internship programme (updated 10 May  2021)
This is designed to offer people meaningful, paid employment for up to 16 weeks. Be.Lab is able to offer fully-funded internships for people looking for meaningful work experience as they start their work life or move into a new career. The internships can be part-time or full-time, and run for up to 16 weeks. To be eligible you need to be on a main benefit or eligible for one, have an access need or disability or long term health condition that affects your employment opportunities, and be over 16. If you think doing an internship like this would benefit your future, get in touch with us at talent@belab.co.nz or find out more at www.belab.co.nz

e-Mploy – love what you do – Employment
Whether you’re looking for a job or trying to find the right support worker, e-Mploy is the solution for you! e-Mploy is Manawanui’s new job matching service that allows our clients to find the right support worker and also helps employees looking for extra work to find the right job. What’s in it for employers? Find staff living locally and across NZ. Employ workers experienced with IF as well as those new to the sector. Pick people who like the things you like. Choose employees based on hobbies, interests or qualifications. Take on permanent, part time, contract or temporary workers. Get support from someone reliable and fun. What’s in it for employees? Local and nationwide jobs. Attractive pay rates. Flexible work hours. Training opportunities. Registrations of interest open now! Click here for more information.

If you’re looking for caregivers to support you and your child, take control of your home support needs and connect with a nationwide network of caregivers and support workers on Mycare. Mycare is an easy-to-use online platform and app that allows you to browse through thousands of helpers and support workers to assist with a wide range of services. Whether your child needs support with activities, a buddy, or help with personal care, Mycare gives you the power to select a helper that best suits your family’s needs. Worker profiles allow you to check interests, experience and qualifications. You can also read reviews from other users to help gauge if their personality and skills are a good fit for you and your child. Simply download the app on iOS or Android or log onto www.mycare.co.nz to list a job for free and find a suitable worker. Next, it’s as simple as booking their time and making a payment through Mycare’s secure payment system. hello@mycare.co.nz, 0800 677 700.

Te Whatu OraOur commitment to increase the number of people we employ who have disabilities, impairments and long-term conditions.)