Kairuruku Kaupapa Pàpori – Psychosocial Coordinator

Bay of Plenty District Health Board

  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Bay of Plenty

Mā te whakātu, ka mohio, mā te mohio ka marama, mā te marama ka matau, mā te matau ka ora

Hauora ā Toi is currently seeking an experienced professional to collaboratively lead the coordination of psychosocial support services to progress Toi Ora in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) communities.

This is a fixed term position working 20 hours per week (0.5FTE) through until July 2022 working in the Western Bay of Plenty. You will be working in collaboration with the Coordinator in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

As Coordinators you will partner with iwi, kaupapa Māori and community providers across Te Moana nui ā Toi to identify the mental health and wellbeing needs of communities in response to the recent adverse events. The role of the Coordinators is to work in partnership to assess psychosocial needs and identify pathways to support response, recovery and resilience building activities. 

We are looking for a suitably qualified professional and/or proven experience in coordinating and managing projects. Ideally you will be an experienced Registered Health Professional, Social Worker, Mental Health Worker or Pou Kōkiri with experience of community engagement.

Other skills and experience require include: 

  • Knowledge of the concepts of psychosocial/wellness support.
  • Strong relationships with iwi, kaupapa Māori and communities within the BOPDHB region.
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of te ao Māori
  • Demonstrated project management and coordination experience
  • It would be desirable if you were proficient in tikanga me ōna kawa and a fluent speaker in Te Reo Māori

Along with these skills you will also have the ability to engage effectively with people through strong listening and observational skills. You will have absolute respect for privacy and confidentiality and demonstrate behaviours consistent with the BOP DHB values.

BOPDHB is committed to being a Tiriti-led DHB working alongside iwi to improve Māori health outcomes through implementing Te Toi Ahorangi and achieving Toi Ora to ensure equity for Māori by driving these key principles: 

  • Toi Tū te Kupu (upholding the word)
  • Toi Tū te Mana (upholding the power)
  • Toi Tū te Ora (upholding the vision)

It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current kaupapa in relation to health and health equity. 

At Hauora ā Toi, Manaakitanga is at the centre of everything we do.  We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their whānau. 

If you are a wayfinder seeking to contribute to the achievement of Toi Ora, then this could be the opportunity for you.

Applications are to be made online



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