We offer a real opportunity to make a difference

Canterbury West Coast – Maternity Cover, Fixed Term, 6 months


We offer a real opportunity for you to make a real difference to people’s lives

Epilepsy Association of New Zealand is a registered charity established in 1956 that works to improve the quality of life of people living with epilepsy. As well as directly dealing with those living with epilepsy, additional work is undertaken providing education to the wider community about epilepsy.

The role of the Educator is important providing representation and working with people living with epilepsy, often in their home environment, towards self management of their condition. You will also work closely alongside health professionals, other agencies, schools, local businesses and community groups to inform and educate.

As part of our team of highly trained and regarded Educators located throughout the country, the role requires a unique blend of interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills. Working autonomously across the allocated community, supported by our National office, you will be responsible for building and delivering an integrated service delivery plan that includes elements of client contact, relationship development with health professionals, wider community network development, supporter relationship development and public understanding of epilepsy.

Ideally you will be:

  • A strong communicator with skills that include listening effectively and the ability to work with people of all ages and cultures both in large groups and as individuals on a face to face basis.
  • A confident public speaker with the ability to deliver informative and engaging presentations.
  • A capable administrator with strong organisational skills.
  • Computer literate, ideally with Microsoft products.

Candidates must be well presented with a current and clean full drivers licence as the role requires travel. Preferred but not essential is a health or community background and /or knowledge of local community service health providers.

If you are a capable presenter, administrator and organiser, with passion for people and want to make a difference to your community, then we would love to hear from you!

For a Position Description and to apply please visit www.epilepsy.org.nz

Applications must include a copy of your CV and Drivers Licence .

You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand

Applications close 15 April 2018


Please address your Cover Letter to:

CEO, Epilepsy Association of New Zealand, PO Box 1074, Hamilton 3240


Epilepsy Association of New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer

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