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The Organisation

Career Moves, Whai Umanga

Located in Hamilton in the Waikato, New Zealand

An independent, “stand-alone” service that works collaboratively with support and employment services.

The Ministry of Social Development and Accident Compensation Corporation contract Career Moves to provide its services . Financial support is also provided through grants from a number of charitable funding sources- See annual report for the names of funders.

The Employment Service for people who face significant challenges to employment

  • Supported Employment
  • Transition from School to the Community
  • Consultancy

Operating primarily in the area of disability, Career Moves has the intention of extending its services to all people who face significant barriers to employment.

Established in 2000, it has grown steadily to meet the increasing demand from disabled people in Hamilton and the North Waikato.

Career Moves provides quality services to all disability groups

It is committed to operating according to the six guiding principles of Supported Employment. These principles can be summed up by the following paragraph:

Our clients are supported into open employment with the wages and benefits that all workers expect. We are focused on getting people into work first rather than getting bogged down in getting ready for work. All people who need it are eligible for our individualised support and we are not just there for the short term we are there to support for as long as we are needed us to help develop our client’s job into a career.

Career Moves is a registered charitable trust that is appreciative of the support it continues to received from the local community.

Career Moves has a strong board of directors committed to good governance practices. The board is chaired by Michael Delaney.

Career Moves front line staff are made up of a team of Employment Consultants and a Transition Coordinator.

Our whakatauki is:

Ko te pae tawhiti,whaia kia tata
Ko te pae tata,whakamaua kia tina

Endure until your distant goals are near
Once near, seize them and hold them close

Our Mission Statement is:

To enhance the lives of those people who face disabling barriers to employment by supporting them to gain and sustain a career through the use of Supported Employment services.


Supported Employment continues to grow as a service of choice for people with a disability. It is a style of service delivery that best reflects the direction called for government through the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the Pathways to Inclusion document. The government’s direction reflects, in turn, the expectations, aspirations and demands of the disabled people of New Zealand.

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