Mātanga Auahi Kore Māori (Smokefree Health Promotion Practitioner)
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. He karanga tēnei ki te hunga e hiahia ana nei te tono mai ki tēnei tūranga e wātea ana, arā Smokefree Health Promotion Coordinator Māori mō Smokefree Team, CADS, Te Whatu Ora Waitematā.
- Are you passionate about improving outcomes for Māori?
- Are you able to engage with Māori and whānau Māori?
- Do you want to leave work knowing you have made a difference for Māori?
We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our new dynamic and diverse team. We have full-time role (and possibly part-time) available to help us re-establish the Smokefree services for Waitematā. These roles will have a specific focus on supporting Māori on their smokefree journey.
Ko wai mātou: Who we are
CADS (Community Alcohol and Drug Service) has recently taken up the Smokefree services to help Aotearoa achieve its Smokefree 2025 Action Plan. CADS is the largest Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) service in New Zealand working with over 15,000 people each year. CADS is committed to empowering the community and promoting recovery and wellbeing.
Our Smokefree Service aims to provide a supportive service that is personalised and aligned to the needs and goals of our people, and their own Smokefree journey.
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Our Smokefree Practitioner Māori positions will work in partnership to contribute towards the development of quality improvement systems and practices which will support Māori to access high quality evidence-based smokefree services, which meet the needs of Māori, across our hospitals and our mental health and addiction services in Auckland and Waitematā.
It is essential you are comfortable engaging with Māori and their whānau and are able to advocate for processes which will enhance Māori health gain. Smoking cessation experience would also be beneficial, however more important is the ability to learn and develop in this regard, as full training will be provided.
This is an exciting opportunity to become a full time or part-time Smokefree Practitioner and join our team to help us re-establish and create the best Smokefree service possible for the Waitematā district. The roles will be based at the North Shore Hospital, Waitakere Hospital and CADS – Pitman House.
He korero mōu: What we are looking for
We are looking for people with a genuine commitment to the community we serve and a passion for helping our whānau Māori to achieve their smokefree goals as well as the smokefree aims of Te Whatu Ora Waitematā. You will be self-motivated, reliable, able to work autonomously, a team player with great collaboration skills and a 'can do attitude'.
As a Smokefree Practitioner you will be able to motivate and empower people from all backgrounds and support them to achieve their smokefree goals. You will be required to work with a wide variety of healthcare professionals and providers to improve the reach and delivery of Smokefree services for Māori. Ideally, you will have had experience working within community, primary or secondary health settings and will be philosophically aligned to our Te Whatu Ora, Waitematā values
- Recognised tertiary health qualification
- Knowledge of population health issues and their relation to the individual and whānau
- Previous experience working with Māori.
- An empathetic, caring, patient nature and a strong ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
- A strong desire to achieve the best health outcomes for our community and whānau
- Training in coaching or counselling of wellbeing, behavioural change or addiction
- Ability to converse in Te Reo Māori
- Smoking cessation experience or ability to learn and develop
- Experience in a clinical setting
- A rewarding role that contributes to the health outcomes of our community
- Working in a fun team with meaningful purpose alongside other passionate, caring and committed people
- A supportive manager and workplace culture with cultural support and a strong emphasis on leadership, diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing
- Opportunity for professional development and career progression
- 10 days’ sick leave and 4 weeks’ annual leave
- Competitive salary and paid professional registration as per DHB collective agreement
- Regular supervision and training
At Waitematā, we are driven by our values “everyone matters,” “with compassion,” “connected” and “better, best, brilliant.” We are committed to living up to these values and give you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.
This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a great team to create change and an exciting opportunity to contribute to personal and population health and the achievement of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Plan.
If this sounds like you, please review the position description here.
If you would like to have more information please contact Bede Skinner, Team Leader for Smokefree Services Waitematā on 021 289 6562. For any recruitment related queries, please contact Anna Tiaiho, Recruitment Consultant for the Mental Health portfolio, on (09) 442 7248.
To apply for this role please visit our website at www.wdhbcareers.com, quoting reference number WDHB15190A or click the “apply now” button on this page.
Closing Date: 7 April 2023
Position Number: WDHB15190A
|Location:||North Island - Auckland - North Shore/West Auckland|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
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