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Technical Housing Advisor (VID: 5289)

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Location: Enable Palmerston North
Service: Enable NZ - Enable NZ
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 16/08/2020
What we do
Enable New Zealand is one of the largest providers of support services across the health, rehabilitation and disability sector for the provision of equipment, housing and vehicle modifications holding regional and national contracts with the Ministry of Health, ACC and District Health Boards. Enable New Zealand is an operating division of MidCentral District Health Board.  Our head office is located in Palmerston North, with sites in Christchurch and Hamilton
The opportunity
For the Technical Housing Advisor Role, no two days are the same. We are looking for an individual who has a vast experience and is well versed with the building industry to join our team. The Technical Housing Advisor is expected to ensure quality and consistency of advice and practices in relation to home modification.
The Technical Housing Advisor will provide support and guidance to internal Housing Advisors. You will also assist with maintaining, monitoring and problem solving around building modification applications. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for overseeing the performance and quality of work undertaken by Building Contractors and Consultants by undertaking regular audits as part of the assurance process.
The position is desk based but will require some out of town travel from time to time.
What you’ll bring
  • Relevant trade qualifications in the building industry, extensive practical experience in building alterations and an in-depth understanding of compliance codes and building standards.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of the complexities of the building industry and the ability to discuss building specifications.
  • Current knowledge of the Building Act, Building Code and Building Consent requirements. 
  • Knowledge of housing modifications for individuals with disability.  
  • Ability to provide guidance and support to Housing Advisors.
  • Demonstrated ability to audit completed alterations. 
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and negotiate effectively.  
  • A clean, current driver’s licence.
  • A high degree of computer literacy in a range of programmes.
  • Project management skills. 
  • Contract management and monitoring experience.

What you will get in return
Enable New Zealand is a trusted provider, delivering outstanding service, advice and value, so that New Zealanders can maximise their participation in the community. Reporting to the Service Manager – Housing, you will have the ability to work independently but contribute equally in a team environment, as is the desire to identify opportunities for growth and improvement within the role and for Enable New Zealand in general. You will be a part of a positive and productive working environment, driven by values and a people-centred culture.
For more information in regards to this role please contact Jason Raman, Service Manager – Housing
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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