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Team Leader - Day Programmes

22 July 2022

Based in Christchurch:

  • Permanent part time role 

  • Riccarton based

  • Opportunity to make a real difference for our teams and the older persons/Kaumatua they support

  • 20-30 hours per week (flexibility for the right candidate) 


About the role

In this exciting new position, where you will provide support and leadership across the two Riccarton Enliven Older Persons Day Programmes teams for PSUSI. 

It is a hands-on leadership role which will require a collaborative approach backed with the relevant experience and qualifications to lead these teams through a period of change. Monthly one-to-ones and looking at how we live our Kaimana Korowai Values is part of the culture and ethos at PSUSI. 

You will establish and grow key relationships within the local community networks, have oversite of the teams managing the day to day functioning of the Harakeke and Tōtara Day Programmes and the facilities. Having a strategic approach to seek out new opportunities for growth within our services in conjunction with the Enliven Area manager is a key strength required for this role

You will live our values in how you work within the team and with the community (Aroha, Whakawhanaungatanga, Tikanga, Kaitiakitanga and Kotahitanga).

We can offer you

  • An opportunity to make a difference to our older persons demographic, working with all cultures within New Zealand 
  • Opportunity to develop the services at Riccarton and ensure we are increasing the number of people we reach 
  • Up-to-date IT systems 
  • Work with highly passionate people
  • A safe, healthy and supportive work environment
  • A people focused culture
  • Flexible working policies and environment 
  • Extra leave entitlements like Birthday and Family Leave!


What we need from you

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a health or social services tertiary qualification and practical clinical expertise 
  • Be a positive, hands on, experienced leader and coach with a proven track record in creating a strong team culture with employees and volunteers
  • The ability to empower people to develop and succeed with a suite of new IT systems 
  • Be passionate about supporting older persons to keep them connected and socially included 
  • Have exceptional communication, listening and relationship building skills
  • Possess excellent computer skills including Outlook, Internet, Microsoft applications and the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, problem solving and be highly organised 
  • Have an innovative attitude and be willing to try new approaches e.g inter-generational opportunities
  • Be willing and excited to work with a diverse range of client groups including those with dementia 
  • Be able to manage confidential information with responsibility and integrity
  • Have a working knowledge of relevant legislations 


There will be scope to develop and the role and the skills of the successful candidate.

*Please note that this role falls under the Public Health Order for mandatory vaccination. 

Who we are 

Presbyterian Support aims to create a better life for everyone. Our social services are focused on whakawhanaungatanga and manākitanga (relationships and hospitality) to help to build safer, stronger, more connected families and communities. This includes supporting older people to maintain their wellbeing and positive social connections as they age and helping tamariki, teens and families to learn, grow and thrive.

We have sites across the upper South Island covering the Tasman & Marlborough (Te Tau Ihu o te waka a Maui), West Coast (Te Tai Poutini) and Canterbury districts (Ōtautahi & Hakatere).

Application details

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? 

If you match the above criteria, click apply now with your CV and a Cover letter!

Applications close: 12pm Monday 22nd August, 2022.

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Confidential enquiries about the role are welcome to Vicki Lucas on

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