22 Oct 2021

Full-Time Professional Practice Fellow – Māori Health Workforce Development Unit

University of Otago – Posted by UniofOtagoDunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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Job Description

KOHATU, CENTRE FOR HAUORA MAORI
MAORI HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT UNIT

About our team/Mo te tima

The Division of Health Sciences Maori Health Workforce Development Unit (MHWDU) are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to step into a high energy, frontline role delivering Te Whakapuawai, a comprehensive (and very successful) programme to support Maori students into and through the academically challenging Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) course.

The overarching goal of Te Whakapuawai is to increase the number of Maori HSFY progressing into Otagos health professional programmes and health science degree study, ensuring that students feel well-supported and well-informed to achieve their goals.

The role/Te mahi

This is an academic position wherein the ideal candidate will be provided full support and training to develop a high level of expertise in programme delivery, evaluation and student advising in a kaupapa Maori office environment.

This role requires a proven ability to establish rapport and the skills to foster whakawhanaungatanga/a sense of belonging, amongst Maori HSFY students. An excellent understanding of the factors associated with successful transition of students through university study is an advantage.

Outstanding organisation and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are imperative. Data management (tracking and monitoring) and research and programme development are integral components of the role (development in this area will be fully supported).

Experience working with Maori and knowledge of tikanga (or a willingness to learn rapidly) are essential. Ideally you will be familiar with the university environment or tertiary sector and eager to learn more.

If you feel you have the skills to make a significant contribution to support Maori students to achieve academic excellence and to take the HSFY Maori Te Whakapuawai programme to the next level, we would like to hear from you!

Key tasks include:

  • Supporting the team of the MHWDU to meet overarching strategic and operational health workforce development goals.
  • Developing expertise to facilitate the successful delivery of Te Whakapuawai Maori HSFY student support programme.
  • Facilitating learning and a sense of whanau for Maori HSFY students, in particular academic skills, the peer educator component and students professional and cultural development.
  • Supporting the management of outcomes data for Te Whakapuawai, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • Effectively managing communications with Maori HSFY students and organizing key events to a high standard.

Your skills and experience/Ka pukeka me ka wheako

  • A suitable degree/post-graduate qualification or equivalent proven expertise working on large projects.
  • A background in Maori development, experience in the education or health sectors would be an advantage.
  • A strong commitment to Maori development and experience working with Maori.
  • Proven experience working effectively within a team and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency, or a commitment to developing proficiency, in te reo Maori me ona tikanga is important.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking (to students).
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate events to a high standard.
  • Experience gathering and working with data, both qualitative and quantitative (although support will be provided).
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.

Further details/Puroko

This is a full time, fixed-term position (to 30 June 2023).

Flexibility to work after hours and weekends during peak periods is required.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Application/Tono

To submit your application (including CV and cover letter), please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2102000 will close on Thursday, 11 November 2021.

How to Apply

APPLICATION INFORMATION To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2102000 Equal opportunity in employment is University policy. E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time.

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