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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 : 25 Aug 2019

  • Make a real difference by providing cultural and social support to patients and their whānau
  • Support bi-cultural education of our staff
  • Permanent, full-time position working 80 hours a fortnight

About the role

Nelson Marlborough Health's (NMH's) Māori Health and Vulnerable Populations team, Te Waka Hauora, has a permanent full-time position available for a Poumanaaki - Māori Cultural Support Worker, within the Māori Health Service team, based at Nelson Hospital.

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. The role will also 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.

About you

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.

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 this position as part of our commitment to invest in our younger generations.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is building a centre of excellence in regards to Māori Health. This role will support that journey.

NMH is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Ditre Tamatea, General Manager Maori Health and Vulnerable Populations via 

For general enquiries please contact our Recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Click on apply now and fill in our online application form. 


Applications close: Sunday, 25 August 2019.

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