Rehabilitation Support Leader

Equitas is a small residential rehabilitation service based in Christchurch, providing support for adults who have had a brain injury. We are looking for a Rehabilitation Support Leader to oversee the quality of support we provide to our residents and provide leadership to the team of Rehabilitation Support Workers.

This role is permanent, preferably full time but this can be negotiated, working Monday - Friday, some flexibility is possible, plus alternate weeks on call.

The primary objective of the role is to effectively assist the General Manager to manage the homes and to lead the Equitas team to provide a high standard of support to residents in accordance with the organisation’s vision and values.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of individualised plans for residents.

  • Monitor and evaluate resident needs.

  • To build rapport and liaise with families and stakeholders including ACC.

  • Liaise with the multi-disciplinary team, other health professionals.

  • Keep records current and updated.

  • Assist to manage Equitas systems and processes.

  • Oversee staff training and performance.

  • Assist with Roster management.

  • Involvement in internal and external Audits.

  • We are looking for someone passionate about providing a high standard of person-centred care and who enjoys being hands on at times.


Essential Qualities, Qualifications & Experience

  • Leadership experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in the disability sector.

  • Current and valid work visa, if applicable.

  • Full Drivers Licence – able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles.

  • Completion of a clean criminal conviction’s pre-employment screening.

  • Commitment to the provision of high-quality resident care.

  • Effective problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills that include the ability to develop, mentor and coach staff.

  • Adaptable, pragmatic and flexible in approach.

  • Competent level of computer skills with Microsoft suite of applications


Preferred Qualities, Qualifications & Experience

  • Health qualification e.g. Nursing, Social Work, etc.

  • Experience working with people with traumatic brain injury or disabilities.

  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificate.


For more information or to apply please phone General Manager Vicki McClurg, on 021 584 524 or email