Cultural Partner Māori

Emerge Aotearoa

  • Part-time
  • Northland

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takatini

  • Want to use your Māori cultural knowledge to ensure that our services are culturally responsive to Māori?
  • Are you passionate about coaching and empowering individuals and teams to grow and develop?
  • Do you have extensive Māori networks and know how to nurture relationships with Māori?
  • Use your leadership skills to work with senior managers to ensure Maori cultural needs are embedded and supported within our organisation

Emerge Aotearoa is looking for Maori cultural experts who can help us strengthen our cultural practice within service delivery. You will use your influence to build the cultural capability within our kaimahi and services.

Emerge Aotearoa is a large national social services organisation that delivers services in Health and Disabilities (mental health and addictions), Corrections, Oranga Tamariki, MSD and Housing. We are well placed to influence the wider health, social, justice and community sectors, shape future policies and approaches that affect the people and the sectors that we work in.

The overall cultural responsiveness programme is focused on implementing our Tiriti o Waitangi Framework in operations; and ensuring that Emerge Aotearoa services across the country are supported to deliver a culturally responsive service. This is delivered via a Programme for each region consisting of service plans and cultural activities, as well as advice on how Māori protocols are applied to each specific region.

This is an exciting phase for cultural Responsiveness within Emerge Aotearoa, come and join us!

About the role

We are recruiting for Cultural Partners Māori the following region:

  • Northland (Whangarei) .5 x FTE

The Cultural Partner is a dynamic and varied role, reporting to the National Manager Cultural Responsiveness and sitting within our Cultural Responsiveness team. The Cultural Partner works in the regions and will be part of the regional leadership team as an influencer, to support the development of people and teams to deliver services that are culturally safe, responsive, and inclusive.

The person will use their cultural knowledge to lead the delivery of Maori protocols, and input into the development of tools, policies and processes to ensure that the needs of Maori are reflected and embedded. One of your strengths will be your ability to establish/develop trusting partnerships with key stakeholders both internally and externally including having strong networks within the Maori communities.

What we offer:

  • An open, trusting and inclusive work culture
  • Competitive remuneration, professional development opportunities and staff benefits
  • The chance to be innovative and influence the sector by creating new and better ways of doing things

We'd like to hear from people who have the following:

  • Five years relevant experience, including at least three years' experience working in a similar coaching and influencing role, developing people and/or services to meet the needs of tangata whaiora
  • Strong evidence of having developed Maori cultural competence of individuals and teams
  • Understanding of the mental health, addictions, housing, disabilities and/or social services sector - ideally will have a practitioner background
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently with a strong work ethic
  • High degree of competence in Te Reo and strong application of tikanga - a confident and confident practitioner of Te Reo me ona tikanga
  • Strong evidence of Maori community networks in the region ie. Iwi , hapu and whanau as well as kaupapa Maori organisations and Maori networks.
  • Strong evidence of ability to work in collaboration with others to support culturally responsive practice as a solution focused change agent

Applications for this position close on Sunday, 25 April 2021. 

If you are excited by this opportunity, please apply through our career website below.

If you would like to have a confidential korero about the role, please contact Tania Tarawa on (021)1797227. 

Our career site

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