1 Nov 2021

Full-Time Pou Whakataki Māori

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana Recruitment Ltd.Auckland, New Zealand

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Youth Horizons 2

Job Description

Do you have the skill set and cultural identity to a level where you are able to facilitate Te Ao Māori practices and protocols including noho Marae, pōwhiri and poroporoaki?

  • Experience working with young people, whānau or within a therapeutic setting?
  • Reporting to the Kaitohu Hinengaro – Clinical Director.
  • Te reo me ōna tikanga Māori.

Ko wai mātou? – Who are we?

The core purpose of Youth Horizons, Kia Puāwai, is to provide specialised programmes for the prevention, treatment and management of emotional, mental health or developmental issues that may manifest in conduct problems or are likely to negatively impact life-long outcomes for infants, children, young people and their families.

The organisations’ mission is to provide evidence-based and bi-culturally focused programmes that create better futures for rangatahi who are impacted by conduct problems. A national charitable Trust, it is working to improve the lives of children and young people who are dealing with behavioural, emotional, mental health or development issues. Equity-led, knowledge-driven, and aligned to the individual and their whānau, there are now over 250 staff and caregivers providing outcome focused support, to young people, their families and whānau across the North and lower South Islands.

Kia Puāwai is committed to the continuous development of an effective bi-cultural approach to treatment and service delivery. They deeply acknowledge the role of Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa, and as such, are committed to furthering practice and understanding in Te Ao Māori. To ensure this is achieved, organisational values and kaupapa are integrated throughout all services, and are committed to professional practice that reflects the core values of aroha, whanaungatanga, wairuatanga and manaakitanga.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

The overarching intent of this position, is to ensure that the tikanga of the organisation, as set by the Kaumatua, is embedded within all aspects of role delivery. Including the development and facilitation of training, advice provided during cultural consultation and in the facilitation of Te Ao Māori practices and protocols including noho Marae, pōwhiri and poroporoaki.

Tasked with developing and delivering Māori cultural training modules via a variety of mediums, you will be working closely with the Tukutuku team, Kaumatua, Māori Leadership Group and operational staff. Guaranteeing that cultural practices, processes, protocols, and Māori cultural frameworks are woven into service delivery, you will in turn be promoting successful outcomes for rangatahi Māori and their whānau. Supporting the assessment of Māori cultural development needs of staff through interpretation of the annual cultural needs survey and develop plans to address any deficiencies, you will set about understanding needs of service delivery leaders to improve the outcomes for Māori clients.

Working closely with and seeking guidance from the kaumatua, you will be immersed within the business, enabling, managing, and measuring the increase of staff cultural competence. Willing to share natural networks to assist the organisation in maintaining strong effective working relationships with local iwi, you will form strong internal bonds with the Māori leadership group, Pasifika Komiti Management team, and Practice and Team Leaders.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Wheako – Essential skills/experiences for the role

A tertiary or Te Whare Wānanga qualification in social services, mental health, education, humanities or te reo me tikanga Māori would be highly desirable to application. A level 7 tertiary qualification and a full driver’s license are both mandatory application requirements.

Expertise , knowledge, and skills required for either position will include:

  • Fluency and understanding of Te Reo Māori and commitment to and understanding of tikanga Māori.
  • Experience working with young people or whānau or within a therapeutic setting.
  • The experience of supporting cultural competency to embed Te Tiriti into practice as standard.
  • Experience working within and implementing operational aspects of Te Ao Māori.
  • Experience in dealing with conflict resolution, relationship, and behavioral issues.
  • Have already established whānau, iwi, hapū networks.
  • Experience integrating bicultural and clinical deliverables and skill in shaping and influencing work force change and development.
  • Computer literate and confident in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, can write and deliver information in a range of different forums and via different media.
  • The cultural competency to promote and demonstrate the value of tikanga Māori, and the skill set and cultural identity to act as cultural support for internal staff.
  • The proven capability to empower and enhance the mana of others.

Able to self-reflect, receive, and adapt to supervision of practice, you will have the appropriate and relevant cultural experience and a working background in relevant field, such as social work, psychology, counselling, youth work, mental health or education would be highly valuable to application, and the ability to thrive in this position. Understanding of cultural diversity, colonisation and decolonisation impacts as well as understanding of the cultural, whānau and social contexts of rangatahi who display conduct problems would be highly relevant to this innovative position.

Based in the national office in Mt. Wellington, Auckland, a level of flexibility is desired from applicants  in order to travel locally and nationally to facilitate hui, to train and to attend noho marae. Flexibility in both start and finish times may be required to fulfil the role.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a highly innovative organisation to be supported by high performing individuals and for you to personally make a real difference to the lives of many.

Te Tono – How to apply

To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now or (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

The closing date for applications has been extended, and will now close on: Monday the 29th of November 2021 at 5pm.

How to Apply

To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now or (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz The closing date for applications has been extended, and will now close on: Monday the 29th of November 2021 at 5pm.

Job Categories: Cultural Services, Non-Clinical, Psychological and Therapeutic Services, Social Services, and Youth/Rangatahi Services. Job Types: Full-Time.

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