Kaimahi Hauora Māori - Māori Health Worker
- Permanent Full-time opportunity 40 hours per week.
- Join a supportive team who is passionate about supporting the health and wellbeing of our Māori community
- Utilise your knowledge and experience in Tikanga Māori and Te Reo in this integral role.
When you work with
the Canterbury District Health Board, you re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health
services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury
region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.
The Team: What we do
Māori Health is about the wellbeing of Te Iwi Māori. This is a full-time permanent role, working within the CRISS service, in integration within the Interdisciplinary team.
We have a dedicated team of experienced professionals, who are responsive to Māori health needs and committed to providing culturally appropriate healthcare for the Māori community.
We re looking for an outgoing, compassionate person to join our team as a Kaimahi Hauora Māori (Māori Health Worker) at the Christchurch campus! You ll work within a supportive team of health workers and clinical staff supporting our Māori patients and their whanau as they transition through the hospital.
The hours will be Monday Friday, 40 hours per week.
Description of the service
The service provides ongoing intervention for patients with
a chronic conditions working with primary care to support this cohort of
patients to remain in their own home and where possible preventing hospital
admissions. We have strong linkages to the Maori and Pacifica community,
working with Tangata Atumotu Trust, Rapuora Service and others.
The Role: Where you fit in
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Providing guidance, support and facilitation to Māori patients to deliver a quality bi-cultural service aligning with Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
- Supporting service delivery consistent with Tikanga Best Practice Standard, to best meet the needs to tūroro Māori and their whanau;
- Providing health information and education to Māori patients and whanau to enhance recovery and support positive changes in behaviour.
Your skills will include:
- Intermediate knowledge of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo;
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and biculturalism;
- The ability to develop positive relationships in the Māori community and foster relationships with existing professional networks;
- Knowledge of the health system is advantageous; however training will be provided;
- A relevant tertiary qualification
and/or experience in Māori heath or social sectors, and community development.
Our Culture: What matters to us
Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do
Health is ultimately all about people. What s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.
Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story
Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.
The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.
If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills, then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.
|Location:||South Island - Canterbury - Christchurch|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
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