Full-Time Kaihautū – CEO
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Advance Whānau Ora and affirm positive Māori approaches that improve Māori outcomes. Lead the financial and operational viability of this organisation’s activities, to drive sustainable development and long-term success.
- Strong knowledge of current trends and issues within Māori health and social services.
- Promote Māori service delivery systems that value health and social service collaboration.
- A level of proficiency in Te Reo me ōna tikanga.
Ko wai mātou? – Who are we?
Awarua Whānau Services deliver Kaupapa Māori services that provide for whānau wellbeing by servicing their social, health and educational needs, primarily to the Bluff, Invercargill, Rakiura and other areas throughout the takiwa of Murihiku. It is the social and health arm of Te Runaka o Awarua, which is one of the 18 Papatipu Rūnanga of Te Rūnanga o Ngai Tahu.
Awarua Whānau Services has been delivering services to iwi for more than 25 years, working with whānau to achieve a positive and healthy change – Hāpai ake to whānau ki ngā taumata oranga. They offer services to the community, that are accessible to clients from all social and cultural groups within Murihiku, however are primarily funded to work with Māori.
Awarua Whānau services acknowledge and endorse a commitment to partnerships as expressed in the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and encourage participation and partnership in the decision-making process. Kaimahi are enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate about their mahi, working with individuals and whānau to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position
A position for Kaihautū – CEO Awarua Whānau Services, has now come to market. The strategic intent of this position is to lead and oversee the work of Awarua Whānau Services and kaimahi, taking charge for the efficiency of business operations as well as setting future strategic objectives.
The overarching objective of the role will be to ensure the financial viability of the organisations’ activities and to drive sustainable development and long-term success, thus advancing whānau ora, affirming positive Māori approaches that improve Māori outcomes.
You will be promoting Māori service delivery systems that value health and social service collaboration and implement whānau centred models of care. Designing and implementing business plans and strategies, you will collate, analyse, and interpret data to support reports and decisions. Organising and coordinating operations in ways that ensure maximum efficiency, you will set about developing goals and objectives appropriate to enable growth and prosperity against the annual plan.
Assuring recognition of service models that address the needs of whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities, you will have a strong focus on building and maintaining effective and successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. You will share your vision, and deliver a roadmap of the journey ahead. Ensuring the governance board Chair is kept updated, you will take people on a journey with you, as you further lead and develop a culture of high performance, where people are engaged, enabled and enthused to do their best, every day.
Enhancing physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health, you will be highly aware you are giving whānau control over their own destinies. You will hold a crucial role in assisting in the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with kaupapa Māori providers, Rūnanga, marae, general practice, and other community agencies.
Accountable for the governance of financial, capital and human resources and assets, you will need to be financially prudent, able to deliver advice to Board level, in the form of high level reports and papers, which you will support with robust analysis, accuracy, financial pragmatism and a clear strategic intent. On an operational level you will oversee the role of Mana Wakatipu, Quality Manager and effectively support with kaimahi and the delivery of services, ensuring clinical practice is conducive with Māori models of care.
Ngā tino Pūkenga/Wheako – Essential skills/experiences for the role.
A qualification in leadership or supervision, Te Ara Reo Diploma or similar will be highly valued, however the capacity to demonstrate strong clinical leadership is essential. Understanding of integration in the local DHB, PHO, MSD and Oranga Tamariki perspectives would be advantageous. You will have the ability to balance innovative and creative thinking with critical and objective analysis, balancing each via a Te Ao Māori viewpoint.
Experience, skills and knowledge required is to include:
- Extensive leadership experience, management of a large organisation supported by robust business and commercial acumen.
- Experience integrating bicultural and clinical deliverables and skill in shaping and influencing work force change and development.
- Skilled in conducting business via both strategic and operational lenses.
- Operational knowledge of current trends and issues within Māori health and social services, supported by a sound knowledge and understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities.
- A track record of success in coaching and people mentoring, with recent hands-on operational management skills.
- Thorough understanding of diverse business processes and strategy development, with a sound understanding of research methods and data analysis techniques.
- A visionary leadership style, conducts self with integrity, transparency, and honesty.
- Well-versed in all matters of quality, compliance, and business, have worked across process improvements, and continuous improvement frameworks.
- Risk identification and mitigation capability, and skilled in understanding market trends.
- Be performance driven and accept responsibility and accountability for the attainment and quality of people performance and organisational
- Excellent facilitation skills and the capability to bring people together, the ability to influence, persuade and inspire others to achieve desired results.
- Strong understanding of Te reo me ōna tikanga via connections to iwi, hapū and marae.
- The proven capability to empower and enhance the mana of others.
Active involvement in relevant Māori, professional and clinical groups, and the aptitude to form and maintain relationships with funders, partners stakeholders is a key attribute of the individual in this position. With an acute awareness of current market and economic trends, you will capitalise on your acumen in order to provide maximum opportunities and to minimise organisational risk.
The salary package is positioned to attract a senior skill set of applicant.
Te tono – How to apply:
To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to email@example.com
Applications close: Monday 31st January 2022 at 5pm.
How to ApplyTo apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications close: Monday 31st January 2022 at 5pm.
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