NZDSN Newsletter September 2022

Inside this issue A message from our CEO.. NZDSN Policy Analyst NZDSN Auckland Regional Co-ordinator NZDSN National Employment Services Co-ordinator MSD Training Fund Member profile Upcoming events Before You Go Members’ Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups A message from our CEO Peter Reynolds (CEO) This month Peter gives you an update on Pay Equity, the …

Graduate Diploma in Disability Sector Leadership

The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) has an agreement with the Open Polytechnic, to provide up to 16 free places for people working in organisations that are NZDSN members onto the online Graduate Diploma in Disability Sector Leadership.  This arrangement is available now until the 14th January.   NZDSN has representation on the Open …

Discovery and Customised Employment

I am pleased to announce that on Friday 30th September NZDSN has secured the services of Milton Tyree, a USA leader in the delivery of Discovery/Customised Employment training, to run a day’s workshop for employment practitioners in Auckland. It will be particularly suited to those working with jobseekers with learning/intellectual disability. Numbers are limited to …

Letter to Minister of Statistics

Letter sent to the Minister of Statistics concerning Statistics New Zealand’s proposal to remove the Disability Survey of Residential Facilities (DSRF) from the 2023 Disability Survey …

Understanding the Immigration Changes

Understanding the Immigration Changes and what that means for your Support Worker Vacancies Webinar with Paul Millar from the Ministry of Business, Immigration and Employment for a briefing and discussion on the recent Immigration changes and how these may help you to fill urgent vacancies for Support Workers at your place Zoom link to the …

NZDSN Newsletter 8 August 2022

Inside this Issue A message from the NZDSN BoardA message from our CEONZDSN Policy AnalystNZDSN Auckland Regional Co-ordinatorNZDSN National Employment Services Co-ordinatorThe benefits of NZDSN MembershipMSD Training FundMember ProfileUpcoming eventsBefore you GoMembers’ Only Facebook and LinkedIn Groups A message from the NZDSN Board The Board discussed a recent BIM (Briefing for Incoming Minister) document designed …

Briefing for the Incoming CEO of the Ministry for Disabled People

Welcome NZDSN congratulates you on your new appointment. We look forward to working with you and your team and the most effective ways we can support you and your priorities. This briefing provides you with initial information about the disability support sector from a provider perspective as well as current issues, and NZDSN’s position and …

Kaupapa Mahi Tahi ki te Whakawhanake Kaimahi

Enabling Good Lives Video Resources Project – a call for Expressions of Interest – Easy Read Versions Kia ora Koutou We are pleased to be able to share with you the Easy Read versions of flyers seeking expressions of Interest from people who would like to be the focus of these video training resources. We …

Government funding needed to pay for disability worker pay boost

The disability support provider sector is calling on the government to clarify how much extra funding providers will receive to cover the cost of government-mandated pay rises, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds. Last week, Parliament passed the Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlements Amendment Act, which provided for pay increases for support workers …