Community Stroke Advisor - Northland

Listed 9 days Ago
Stroke Foundation of New Zealand

Can you engage with families and individuals, offering support and problem-solving skills? Can you present information in an engaging and helpful manner?

The Stroke Foundation is the national organisation in New Zealand dedicated to preventing stroke, improving outcomes and saving lives from stroke. Every day, 30 New Zealanders have a stroke and we need exceptional people working in our team to provide effective service for stroke survivors and their families in the community.

The Stroke Foundation wished to appoint a part time (30 hours per week) Community Stroke Advisor to provide support to people who have a stroke and their families/Whanau in the Whangarei and Kaipara areas of Northland This is an opportunity to make a real difference at a critical time in people’s lives.

We are looking for a motivated person, with the ability to support a family during a time of crisis, leading them through the challenges of their post stroke recovery and enabling them to achieve their goals. Ideally the appointee will also have group facilitation and community education skills and an interest in supporting our national health promotion work.

The position will suit someone with experience in working with people living with a disability. Preferred applicants will have a community health or social service background, with associated networking skills, and should have knowledge of the effects of stroke and strategies for their day to day management.

To be part of our team it is essential that you:

  • Have well developed communication and administrative skills;
  • Are competent using a computer and accessing the internet;
  • Have a current New Zealand motor vehicle drivers licence;
  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a wider team;
  • Have the ability to provide community based education presentations;
  • Can network successfully.

The successful applicant would be based at our dedicated site in Whangarei, with a laptop, phone and vehicle supplied.

For more information or to apply, please contact Don Scandrett, General Manager – Northern, on 09 475 0070 or email

Applications close on 18 May 2021. Interviews will likely be conducted during week commencing 24 May 2021.