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Poumanaaki Te Waka Hauora (Māori Cultural Support Worker)

Poumanaaki Te Waka Hauora (Māori Cultural Support Worker)

Poumanaaki Te Waka Hauora (Māori Cultural Support Worker)

Nelson Marlborough Health

Closing Date : 27 Sep 2018

Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

Nelson Marlborough Health’s (NMH’s) Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations Team, Te Waka Hauora, is seeking applications for the role of Poumanaaki - Māori Cultural Support Worker within NMH’s Māori Health Service. This role will be based in Blenheim - working at Wairau Hospital.

The position will provide cultural and social support to Māori patients and their whānau and will report directly to the GM of Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations. While fluency in Te Reo is advantageous, applicants with a basic understanding of Te Reo Māori will be considered, as we can support development in the Māori language within our workplace. A background in health, social services, or the like, would be desirable, but again - is not essential.

The role will be diverse in nature as you will provide cultural and social support to patients and whānau that are admitted to our hospital, but will also have a focus on supporting bicultural education of our hospital staff and may also at times support wider community based projects or programmes being run in our communities by the Māori Health team.  

Having an established understanding and network of our local Māori communities would be an asset.  The ability to work as a member of a team will be essential. While we welcome applicants of all ages, we do encourage rangatahi/youth to apply for these positions as part of our commitment to invest in our younger generations.

Nelson Marlborough Health is looking to build a centre of excellence in regards to Māori Health; appointments to these positions are part of that journey. If this role sounds like you - please apply online via our Careers Site.

Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks. This may include checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Closing date: Thursday, 27 September 2018

Ref: W18/143


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