Kaitakawaenga – Community Mental Health & Addiction Services (1.0 FTE)

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau

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Right now, we invite you to apply for a new and exciting opportunity for a Kaitakawaenga within our community mental health team, with matauranga of Te Tai Tokerau rohe, iwi, and tikanga, based in the Whangārei rohe.

The role is full time working 40 hours per week and will work collaboratively between Te Roopu Whitiora and General Adult, Community Māori Mental Health Service.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

Our ideal candidate will have experience working in Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pakeha, working alongside tāngata whaiora and their whānau living with the effects of mental illness and addictions in our community.

You will have the ability to communicate and advocate for tāngata whaiora and their whānau, collaborate effectively with other members of the team, and engage Māori in making choices that enhance their wellbeing.

A commitment to improving health outcomes for Māori, cultural safety, care quality, and providing cultural recommendations to improve well-being is desired.

As this is a community-based role, you must have a valid full drivers licence.

The successful applicant will work alongside other Kai Mahi Māori within a supportive team environment of health professionals that is committed to delivering an excellent clinical and cultural service that reflects the needs of our tāngata whaiora and their whānau.

In return you will be joining a service that is committed to the ongoing professional and cultural development of Kai Mahi.

A career with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both. 

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH22-225

Closes: 9 September 2022

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