2 Oct 2019

Full-Time Kaitohutohu Hauora (Hāpori) – Māori Advisor – Community Health (Flexible Location)

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St John

Job Description

Kaitohutohu Hauora (Hāpori) – Māori Advisor – Community Health

Increase Māori and key stakeholder engagement via the implementation of a Māori strategy plan within community health services.

  • Advise, coach and support.
  • Build partnerships and lead initiatives for community health services.
  • Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori.

St John is one of the countries most trusted organisations and is an integral part of New Zealand’s future community health solution. With the mission statement ‘We step forward when help is needed. For better. For life.’ The organisation is built on values underpinned by the knowledge that future success depends on being a united and purposeful organisation, one that is supportive of each other and all headed in the same direction.

The newly created position of  Māori Advisor – Community Health will support the implementation of the Māori Strategy plan within Community Health Services. Supporting organisational managers and teams to improve engagement with local Iwi, hapū and key external parties – specifically Whānau Ora and Te Puna Kōkiri, this position will see you building partnerships and initiatives for community health services initiatives with a specific area of focus. Youth development of marae based rangatahi programmes, St John in schools, Māori modules and the development of community health transport in Māori communities are a snapshot of a broad range of programmes that you will hold accountability and leadership for.

Collaborating with and supporting the Māori network and advisory group, you will assist in the development and delivery of training to community health staff and teams on both the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications for St John in a health context to increase awareness and understanding.  Advising, coaching and supporting staff on appropriate Māori protocols so as to build cultural competency within the team and St John.  Working side by side with community health, clinical operations and wider organisational groups, you will take a lead position in the development and delivery of initiatives that enhance Māori health.

Prerequisites of the position are to include:

  • Well established networks, credibility and relationships with iwi and Māori
  • Prior experience within a health or community focused position.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting and proven understanding of and commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • The demonstrated ability as a people influencer; the capability to build trust and lead others on a journey.
  • Te Reo knowledge and modelling of tikanga Māori within a mainstream environment.
  • Experience in development, delivery and facilitation of training modules and focus groups.
  • Proven ability to manage and deliver programmes and projects on time and to budget.
  • Extensive people leadership experience with the skills to lead, coach, motivate and challenge.
  • Able to work independently to identify options and make recommendations.
  • The demonstrated ability as a people influencer.
  • High levels of computer and written literacy.

The ability to identify cultural perspectives challenge views – lead others to value and respect alternative cultural perspectives will require mana, and sound people influencing abilities. With the skill to lead real partnership approaches, to build, maintain and enhance organisational activities, the interests of members, managers, communities and tāngata whenua, you will be able to work within the communities of learning particularly focused on iwi and tapping into their ability to support achievement and challenges at a local level.

This hugely dynamic and diverse position will expose you to a wide range of issues requiring critical thinking and strong relationship skills. This creates opportunities to develop and influence new ways of operating, and to drive better, long-term outcomes for Māori.  Reporting to the Director of Community Health Services, you will utilise your understanding and knowledge of Māori protocol and culture, to provide cultural coaching, advice and support to the senior members of the organisation.

A qualification in Te Ao Māori or Te Reo Māori is desirable, although not mandatory.

This innovative, progressive and values-based organisation is one that supports trains and mentors you as you thrive and progress. The hours and location for this position are flexible.

To apply or have a confidential conversation about this newly created position in more detail, call or email Heather Walker now on (09) 632 1108 or heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications close Monday 14th October 2019 at 5pm.

How to Apply

To apply or have a confidential conversation about this newly created position in more detail, call or email Heather Walker now on (09) 632 1108 or heather@manarecruitment.co.nz Applications close Monday 14th October 2019 at 5pm.

Job Categories: Community Development, Cultural Services, and Healthcare / Medical. Job Types: Full-Time.

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