As the launch of the new disability support system in MidCentral approaches, a big focus for the System Transformation team during June and July is recruitment for positions. There is a strong focus on encouraging people who have lived experience as disabled people and whānau to apply for roles.
The Connector/Kaitūhono is a particularly important role, as they will walk alongside disabled people and whānau and assist them to think about what they want in their lives, what are they good at and what they want to build on, taking a real strengths-based approach. They will think about what kind of support disabled people and whānau need to be able to achieve their goals and then put things in place to make them happen.
The team in MidCentral is looking for 14 Connectors/Kaitūhono who:
- will be able to build and maintain trusting relationships with a diverse range of disabled people and whānau
- will be able to describe the Enabling Good Lives vision and principles andgive examples of how they apply them in their practice
- will be committed to implementing a disability rights approach
- will have a good understanding of human rights and The Treaty of Waitangi and what that means for their work
- have extensive networks and understanding of their community and what is available in their community.
More information about the Connector/Kaitūhono role and other vacancies in the MidCentral prototype can be found on the Enabling Good Lives website.