2 Sep 2020

Full-Time Taurawhiri / Cultural Advisor – Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Service

Waitematā District Health Board – Posted by Charlene MacraeAnywhere

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Job Description

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake i tenei Turanga, kua tu wātea mai hei kaimahi Māori mo Waitematā DHB. Tona taitara he: Taurawhiri

The Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Service, or the Mason Clinic as it is often known, is the largest Forensic Mental Health Service in New Zealand. We serve the four Northern District Health Boards including all courts in the northern region and five prisons.

We deliver a comprehensive range of Forensic Mental Health Services, including secure inpatient acute and rehabilitation services which connect to community rehabilitation services, services for offenders with an intellectual disability, culture specific programmes for Māori, court liaison and prison mental health services. This includes a regional service to Northland Region Corrections Facility at Ngawha and Northland.

Our vision, mission and values are inclusive, founded on a therapeutic commitment to service users, their family and the community. We are committed to both process, and outcome quality, best evidence based practice, a management environment that is respectful of all staff and an ongoing learning environment.

The Mason Approach has a number of core values which include providing respectful, safe and involving services, delivering recovery and strengths focused care that is culturally appropriate, evidence and values based.

Our inpatient services consist of seven forensic mental health inpatient units and an intellectual disability unit that assess, treat and assist in the recovery of people with mental illness or intellectual disability who have committed a criminal offence or are at high risk in the community.

We are looking for someone who is proficient or fluent in both Te Reo Māori, Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori. Experience working in Māori Mental health care is advantageous as this role requires you to work across the Prisons we service in our area.


  • Proficient in Te Reo Māori me ona Tikanga
  • Knowledge of Māori community networks
  • Knowledge and understanding of Māori social and health issues
  • Strong communicator
  • Full drivers licence


  • Work experience in Mental Health organisations
  • Knowledge of substance abuse programmes
  • Tertiary Qualification of Māori and/or Mental Health Studies or similar

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How to Apply

To be considered, please apply directly by clicking on the 'apply' button in this advertisement or visit our website at www.wdhbcareers.com, quoting reference number NOR04236 For further information please contact Sharon Price, Unit Manager, on (09) 815 5860 and for more information about our recruitment process, please contact Charlene Macrae, Māori Workforce Recruitment Consultant charlene.macrae@waitematadhb.govt.nz Closing Date: 30 September 2020 Position Number: NOR04236

Job Categories: Cultural Services. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Cultural Advisor, prison, Taurawhiri, Wahine, and Whai ora. Job expires in 10 days.

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