COVID-19 Pae Ora Kaiāwhina

Auckland District Health Board

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Auckland

Public Health

Nau mai, haere mai 

Bring your public health expertise, your knowledge and your skills to help support whānau towards Pae Ora. 

Nau te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi 

  • Tēnā koutou katoa - Be a part of the Pae Ora team and join the fight against COVID-19 & its impact on our communities 
  • Full-time fixed term until end of June 2021 

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) invites clinical professionals to join our Pae Ora Team to deliver a Māori public health approach to COVID-19 Case and Contact Management (CCM). Pae Ora provides a holistic approach and response by validating matauranga Māori alongside clinical and technical expertise. This approach aims to improve public health responsiveness for Māori by using values and rights-based approach to COVID-19 case scoping, contact tracing and symptom checking, with a key focus on manaaki and well-being needs to help minimise the spread of COVID-19.

This role is for anyone who is seeking to improve health gains for Māori and for whānau to achieve Pae Ora (healthy futures). 

The Kaiāwhina will ensure there are strong connections with key stakeholders such as Māori health providers, advocating timely/appropriate manaaki and well-being support for cases, contacts and whānau who are Māori. You will ensure that high quality data, key public health information and timely actions are taken in relation to manaaki and well-being aspects while working with the CCM teams.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take an active role in evaluation activities to ensure a responsive whānau experience is provided
  • Contribute to Case and Contacts Management planning 
  • Be familiar with COVID-19 documentations, requirements, support robust clinical documentation and reporting 
  • Identify and escalate any organisational or whānau issues and risks

To be successful for the role, you will:

  • Have completed a health and/or community, education, welfare qualification/training 
  • Have a valid NZ full drivers license 
  • Have at least three years' experience working in public health, Māori health or community support sectors
  • Be passionate to improve the health and well-being of Māori communities and families 
  • Be a team player who respects diversity and work well with others 

To view the full position description, please click here > Kaiāwhina 

If you have a passion for Māori health and desire to make a difference around the way we approach our mahi to better meet whānau needs, then this is the time to join our hīkoi with ARPHS' COVID-19 Response team. 

We invite you to register your interest by submitting an online application with your latest CV or get in touch with Sara Hong, Recruitment Coordinator

If you require more information about any of the roles above, please contact Maxine Ducker, Project Manager

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, with emphasis on those who have an awareness and understanding of cultural concepts and an affinity for our Māori communities.

Apply here


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