Diabetes Community Coordinators
Two roles available, one with a Maori focus and one with a Pacific focus
Please advise which role you are seeking, when you apply
- Do you enjoy helping people reach their goals?
- Want to make a difference for people with diabetes and their whanau / aiga?
- Join us and bring your personality, commitment, compassion and great ideas.
About the Organisation
Diabetes New Zealand is a national Charitable Trust with 14 Branches throughout New Zealand. Our purpose is to support and assist people affected by diabetes to better manage their diabetes; raise the awareness of diabetes and its complications; and to promote the early diagnosis of all types of diabetes.
The people in these roles will be working in partnership with Tu Ora Compass Health. Tu Ora Compass Health is a primary care network which provides quality primary health care services to an enrolled population of 331,000 people across the Wellington, Porirua, Wairarapa and Kapiti areas. Both these roles will be located in Porirua with a focus on the Porirua Maori and Pacific populations.
About the role
We are seeking enthusiastic applicants wanting to offer support to people with pre-diabetes and diabetes, and their whanau / aiga.
They will work with the wider team of Health professionals, community health workers, social workers, Pacific Navigators and the Maori and Population Health team.
A personal experience with diabetes, either lived or whanau / aiga member would be an advantage. They will provide lifestyle education to patients and their whanau / aiga. Training will be provided by health professional colleagues and Diabetes New Zealand.
The Diabetes Community Coordinators will administrate and co-facilitate diabetes self-management education programmes with health professionals. Programme specific training will be given for this. Completion of training in adult education would be an advantage.
This person will ideally have links to community groups and providers or be able to develop them.
The Diabetes Community Coordinator will be located in the Porirua office of Tu Ora Compass Health. This role will usually be Monday to Friday but may be required to do some work outside of usual business hours.
The Diabetes Community Coordinator role is that of a Health Coach. The successful candidate will receive formal training for this role.
In keeping with the government's mandate regarding healthcare workers and the Covid-19 vaccine, all Tu Ora Compass Health employees must be fully vaccinated.
- Positive attitude and self confidence.
- Culturally connected with a good knowledge of Te Reo Maori or a Pacific language
- Skills in planning and organising
- A good listener
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills
- Work in a team with a person and aiga/whanau focus
- Be able to build and maintain relationships
- Well-developed problem solving and decision-making skills
- Organised, motivated and adaptable
- Outcome focused
The successful applicant will have
- a full clean New Zealand driver's licence
- comfortable with the use of Te Reo Maori or a Pacific language
- strong computer skills using Microsoft office and other programmes, a 'can-do' attitude and be able to demonstrate strong personal and professional boundaries
- demonstrated commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and culturally safe practice
- a clean criminal record - Police check will be sought when employed
For a Job Description please email Liz on email@example.com
Please advise whether you are applying for the Maori or Pacific role.
Closing date: 30 September 2022.
|Location:||North Island - Wellington - Porirua|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Non-clinical - Education / Training - Education / Training|
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