Health Coach

Te Awakairangi Health Network

  • Flexible
  • Wellington
  • Part of the Access and Choice model
  • Based in General Practice settings working with the practice population
  • Hutt Valley based
  • Full or part time considered for right applicant

Ko wai mātou | About Us

Te Awakairangi Health Network is a dynamic and innovative organisation that plans, funds, and provides a wide range of primary healthcare services to people living in the Hutt Valley. Our diverse and inclusive organisation has approximately 70 staff working within a variety of roles to support our general practices and other local health providers towards achieving our vision that “everyone in the Hutt Valley is healthy and well”.

Mō te tūnga | The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health Coach to join our Access and Choice team and be part of an exciting new behavioural health model of service delivery. 

As part of a Greater Wellington Wellbeing Collaborative, we have implemented a new model of service delivery that places health coaches within general practice as part of the practice team. 

As the Health Coach, you will work alongside Health Improvement Practitioners, Support Workers, and the General Practice team to partner with patients experiencing issues that impact their health and wellbeing.

In this role, you will support patients and identify their own priorities and gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their self-identified goals. You will work collaboratively to develop active partnerships with patients motivating them to make positive lifestyle changes, reduce high-risk behaviours, manage stress, and improve their health and wellbeing. 

The new service model will give you the satisfaction of knowing you have been able to support and empower people to achieve healthy lifestyles through sustainable change, and are receiving the care they need.

We can offer full training and a comprehensive orientation, regular supervision, and professional development as well as the opportunity to be part of a new team working to support the needs of the Hutt Valley population.

Mōu | About you

  • Recognised Health Coach training or willingness and ability to complete.
  • Experience working in primary care directly with patients as part of the health care team.
  • Experience working with Māori, Pasifika, and Youth.
  • Ability to demonstrate your commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and promote positive outcomes for Tangata Whenua.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

We welcome your application if you feel your skills and experience are a great match the above role.

Apply now by emailing with your CV and covering letter outlining your motivation for applying and how you met the requirements of the role.

After receiving your application you will be emailed our application form, which is required to be completed as part of the recruitment process.

Applications close at 5.00 pm Friday 10 December 2021. 

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.


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