Vocational Rehabilitation Advisor VANZ

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 25-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF2002045
  • Job Title: Vocational Rehabilitation Advisor VANZ
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What you will do

Veterans Affairs’ is looking for a Vocational Rehabilitation Advisor who will be responsible for providing comprehensive rehabilitation and vocational planning and services to ensure effective outcomes for our veterans.

As an Advisor, you will be:

  • Interpreting medical reports and information, offering clinical and vocational advice and conducting needs assessments;
  • Involved in working with and supporting Case Managers to facilitate and arrange services for veterans to develop integrated rehabilitation plans;
  • Sharing your extensive knowledge and expertise to assist in providing exceptional service to veterans.


What we need

As our ideal candidate you will have over 5 years’ experience in rehabilitation or health service, be a registered health practitioner, and hold a tertiary qualification in a relevant field. You will be able to provide exceptional support to internal and external stakeholders, and an ability to network and build strong working relationships. You must be a strong team player who works collaboratively in an open and transparent manner and communicates complex information clearly and concisely to a mixed audience. Ideally you will have experience working with a diverse group of clients and are both committed to and understand the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

You will also need to have:

  • A strong understanding of veterans’ needs and cultural awareness to support best practice;
  • A sound knowledge and experience of rehabilitation particularly vocational rehabilitation, medical and paramedical terminology and procedures;
  • Knowledge of case management methodologies would be an advantage.


Who we are

Veterans’ Affairs is part of the NZ Defence Force and is proud to represent and serve those who have fought in our country’s best interests and who make sacrifices – even today – to ensure New Zealand remains a free and safe country. There are an estimated 31,000 New Zealand veterans, including a large number currently serving in the New Zealand Defence Force.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:


How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Stephanie Slater on (021) 928 156 or stephanie.slater@nzdf.mil.nz.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.