Kaioranga Hauora (Cultural Worker)
Te Oranga Tonu Tanga, Te Whatu Ora Southern secondary care Kaupapa Māori Mental Health Services
Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAID)
Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
Full-time and part-time roles
- Exciting opportunity in a supportive environment
- Work as part of clinical teams leading cultural support to tangata whaiora and whānau
- Are you passionate about improving Māori Health outcomes?
The Kaupapa Maori Mental Health service provide support to patients who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. Te Oranga Tonu Tanga is based in Dunedin works alongside clinical teams to provide mental health and cultural support to consumers.
Te Oranga Tonu Tanga service comprises of Kaioranga Hauora Māori/Cultural Workers and Kaumatua who provides cultural expertise to support tangata whaiora and whānau who experience moderate to severe mental illness.
Mō te tūranga - About the role
As a Kaioranga you will work towards improving the health status and access of Māori and reduce health inequalities by providing a tikaķa best practice holistic nursing service. The Kaioranga will provide interventions which are recovery focused, safe, culturally and clinically appropriate within Te Whatu Ora - Southern Maori Health Services and Te Whatu Ora - Southern Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services. The Kaioranga will work from a Kaupapa Maori philosophic framework, promoting wellness and recovery, working alongside whanau in collaboration with clinical services to ensure that services meet their needs.
Kaioranga Hauora Māori will provide cultural assessment/action plan and interventions which will be developed in partnership with tangata whaiora and their whanau that is recovery focused and promotes good health and wellness. The Kaioranga Hauora Māori will work in partnership with other Te Oranga Tonu Tanga team members and other Te Whatu Ora - Southern MHAID staff.
Mōu ake - About you
We are looking for a motivated person who has a passion for and knowledge of Māori Health and mental health. You must have the ability to work collaboratively with teams in Otago and work alongside Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services to ensure cultural aspects are recognised, acknowledged and incorporated into all assessments and interventions.
In this role you will be expected to have an understanding of Tikanga Whakaaro (cultural assessment), Maioha Hou (treatment plan and review) whilst enhancing the wellbeing of Whanau, Iwi through Tikanga Maori and restoring balance of Hauora Maori.
You will bring an understanding and an active approach to the use of Te Reo Maori, Tikanga and Whakawhanaungatanga, as well as passion for working alongside teams to consumers and their family within this specialist mental health service.
You will have excellent organisational, communication and computer skills. You will have the confidence to build successful working relationships with those around you, the ability to work independently or within a multidisciplinary team environment. You will be competent with Te Reo, have a relationship within the Māori community and a clean driver's licence.
The individual we are seeking with have knowledge of tikanga Māori to join our team of health professionals who provide Hauora Maori interventions to Māori who enter into Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability services. You will be required to complete cultural assessments, provide support and involve Māori and whanau in decision making, hospital treatment and discharge planning to achieve the best possible health outcomes.
Ōtepoti - About Dunedin
Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and is well-known for our southern hospitality. Our little gem boasts amazing scenery and wildlife; while being a university town we have the vibrant energy for concerts, wining and dining. It's one of the best places for families and if you are an empty nester this is the place to build a new lifestyle base. Many of our staff combine a hospital career with care of lifestyle blocks, pursuit of sporting or equestrian interests, viticulture or even farming.
Painga - Benefits:
- Supportive team
- Flexible role
- Work-life balance
Utu whānui - Salary range
This role belongs to the Allied, Public Health, Scientific and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 4 ($73,037 p.a) pro rata.
Tono ināianei - Apply now
Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Sunday, 18 June 2023.
Due to the fast paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.
Do you currently work for Southern? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, all conversations will be confidential in nature firstname.lastname@example.org
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
- Occupational health assessment
- Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
- Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
Covid-19 vaccination requirements
New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/
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