If you choose to work at ImagineBetter, you'll be making a difference in people's everyday lives.

We encourage our staff to pursue their own dreams. We recognise that your home life is important and we’re flexible so that you can do your best at work.

If you want to work towards a world where all disabled people live the lives they want, with the support they choose, in welcoming communities where they are valued, apply for one of the roles below.

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Local Area Coordinator (LAC) – ImagineBetter

Local Area Coordinators assist disabled persons and their family and whanau to identify and work towards a good life within their local community. They also work with local communities to assist them to become inclusive and open to all citizens.

About the business and the role

ImagineBetter is looking for a highly competent self-starter interested in joining the LAC team in the Western Bay of Plenty. This is a full time role which we envisage starting in January 2019.

What does a Local Area Coordinator do?

Local Area Coordinators are agents of change. The main function of an LAC is to assist disabled persons and their family/whanau to identify and articulate what their good life would look like and then engage a range of strategies to assist them to move towards and obtain that good life. The ‘good life’ is always found in ordinary everyday community settings where ‘non-disabled people’ live, work and play, so by necessity, this work involves a strong engagement at local community levels.

LAC work intensively with a small group of disabled people and their families and whanau. They assist people to plan for the future by becoming clear on what constitutes their good life, supporting people to access the elements that make up their good life (home, work, friends etc.), maximise any community or disability specific funding, develop natural relationships, strengthen and build social roles and the networks that will enable people to lead full and rich lives.

The role of LAC is exciting and rewarding on many levels, not the least of which is being involved in supporting people to achieve tangible outcomes and make measurable improvements. It is also a challenging role that requires people to work at multiple levels, with a wide variety of people and against the invisible forces of discrimination and bias.

What we can offer you?
  • The opportunity to be an influential part of a project which is of significant national interest
  • Flexibility regarding hours of work
  • The chance to work autonomously in a self-directed manner
  • Extensive training, mentoring and support which will enable you to assist people to learn how to ‘play to their strengths’
  • An opportunity to be a part of a team who work every day to assist people on the margins of society to reconnect (or connect for the first time) to their community

To learn more about the position, download a job description.

To apply upload your CV and cover letter through Seek

The closing date for applications is 9.00am Monday 26th November 2018.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact our LAC Manager, Tony McLean on 07 281 1732.