Waiora Manaaki - Health Coach
Pinnacle Midlands Health Network
‘Ko te whāinga matua kia kākano rua ai ngā whakahaere o Pinnacle. Mā te piri tahi me te mahi ngātahi ka whakawhanake ai te oranga o te iwi māori me te ahurea o te ao māori.
Mēnā e tautoko ana i tēnei tirohanga whānui, e hiahia ana te noho ki tētahi rōpū aweawe tēnā whakapā mai ki a mātou’.
‘Pinnacle has a goal of becoming a bi-cultural organisation, of closing the Māori health inequity gap, and creating a culture that incorporates Te Ao Māori. If you would like to be a key contributor and part of a team to influence change, then please don’t hesitate to reach out for a kōrero. We would love to hear from you’.
Pinnacle Midlands Health Network exists to get the best outcomes for people and their communities. We firmly believe that great primary care changes lives for the better. We are a primary care innovator and known for doing things a little differently to bring about change in the system.
The Health Coach is part of a continuum of services and developments provided in Te Tumu Waiora, a new model of care for patients. Te Tumu Waiora, (meaning towards wellness), has been designed as a holistic model, supporting and addressing the physical, emotional, and social needs of whanau.
The Health Coach role sits within the Taupō Extended Care team and works collaboratively as part of the general practice team, encouraging patients to identify their own priorities for change, and supporting them to make positive lifestyle changes, reduce high- risk behaviours, manage stress and improve their health and wellbeing. This is a full time, permanent role.
As a Health Coach, you will be provided with training to support your integration into the general practice team, in particular, how to work together with the Health Improvement Practitioner (a new role within general practice). Training will focus on strategies to support patients to self-manage, to engage, activate and connect.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- a high level of cultural competency and a commitment towards achieving equity for Māori
- a relationship approach to your work. You will value the importance of manaakitanga, and a collaborative approach with whānau.
- a strong connection to Tūwharetoa and well connected within the community.
- an ability to grow the use of Māori models of health and support group work both in practice and community settings.
- a passion for continuous improvement and ongoing learning in your practice.
In return we offer:
- An organisation which strives to uphold the principles of partnership, participation and protection underpinned by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- An environment which encourages a happy, healthy and balanced workforce through flexible workplace offerings and additional gifted leave.
- Opportunities for career development and training.
For further information please contact Network Lead Pen Blackmore 021 413 760.