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Cultural Worker - Youth Forensic Service

Cultural Worker - Youth Forensic Service

Cultural Worker - Youth Forensic Service

Southern District Health Board

Closing Date : 25 Mar 2018

Dunedin based.

Permanent, part-time position

  • Interested in working with youth?
  • Seeking a dynamic and friendly team
  • Experienced Maori health worker  

The Youth Forensic Service based within the Youth Specialty Service Otago seeks an experienced Maori Health Worker to join their multi- disciplinary team.

The Youth Forensic Service is an out-patient service providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and/or referral for youth who are engaged in offending behaviours, are involved with the juvenile justice system and are experiencing alcohol or other drug problems, emotional and/or mental health disorders.

In this role you will be expected to provide Tikanga Whakaaro (cultural assessment), Maioha Hou (Treatment Plan and review) whilst enhancing the wellbeing of Whanau and 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 youth and family within this specialised mental health service.

You will possess a high degree of enthusiasm and initiative in the role, including experience in forensic mental health. You will also be a strong supportive team player, being proactive in the multidisciplinary team.

Closing date: 25th March 2018.

For further information please contact Charlotte England, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, phone (03) 214 5769 or email:

To Apply:

We only accept online applications.  Please apply via our website:


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