Explore Specialist Advice

Explore Specialist Advice

If someone you care about or support is showing signs of challenging behaviour, Explore Specialist Advice can help.

Supporting you

We believe challenging behaviour is a form of communication. We support the person with the behaviour, and their family/whānau and support networks, to develop strategies to reduce the impact it has on their lives.

Depending on the age and needs of the person, we can support you in the following ways:

  • Early intervention: for children and young people with early stages of challenging behaviour and their family/whānau and support networks. Support focuses on enabling the child or young person to remain in their home, school and community environments.
  • General behaviour support for children and young people: focuses on people whose challenging behaviour has a significant impact on their life. We involve wider support networks in the home, school and community in our behaviour strategies.
  • General behaviour support for adults: for adults whose challenging behaviour is having a significant impact on their lives. Involves wider support networks in home, work, vocational and community environments.

Download an Explore Specialist Advice information brochure.

Watch the videos below to find out more about Josh and Michelle*, who have been supported by Explore Specialist Advice.

Our services are free for people eligible for disability support services

Contact your local Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) agency for a referral.

Contact us to find out more about our services.

* not their real names

ASD Services - Transition period

Explore is pleased to become the new provider for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programmes which happened on 1 May 2017.

Ensuring the continuity of these high quality ASD programmes to people is a key priority for us.

We realise that you may have questions about the changes so we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions to give you more information. We will be updating these FAQ’s on a regular basis as more questions are asked.

For referrals please email explore@explore.org.nz

Working for Explore

At Explore we are always interested in hearing from people who want to find out more about the roles we offer, or who may like to work with us.

In particular we are interested in hearing from people with relevant qualifications and/or experience in Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Teaching, and with other relevant disability and behaviour support experience.

At Explore we offer:

  • a professional and supportive environment where innovation and skills transfer are valued
  • flexibility including flexible hours and variety of challenging work
  • commitment to your professional and personal development
  • autonomy with easy access to management, clinical oversight and peer support through our flat structure
  • satisfaction in the role - knowing you are making a difference.

Apply for our positions now, or contact us on 0800 000 421 or email us  to find out more.

Respect - Empowerment - Excellence

Explore Services Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of HealthCare of New Zealand Holdings Limited (HealthCare NZ).