Principal Tikanga Adviser - Hauora Project at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Nationwide
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Join a new project tīma advancing Pae Ora and health equity for Māori
- Full-time fixed term role until December 2022 with regular national travel involved
- National Office role – prefer Wellington based but can have location flexibility
'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.
Hōkai Rangi Action 2.4- The development of a kaupapa Māori health service has been prioritised as one of Health Services responses to improving Māori health outcomes, Pae Ora and to achieving health equity for Māori.
The Kaupapa Māori Health Service will serve as the department's model of how health services are to be delivered to people in our care and management. The model will also help develop and strengthen kaupapa Māori components of the wider service, while building on identified enablers of the service through co-design with Māori. Additionally, the service will be the foundation in which all functions, practices, policies, and strategies are integrated and aligned across health services teams and key partners both regionally and nationally.
Our values embrace the Māori kaupapa concepts of Rangatira, Manaaki, Wairua, Kaitiaki and Whānau.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Tikanga Adviser to join our project tīma. Focussing on key pieces of work across health, Corrections and partnerships, with an emphasis on building capability and expertise from a Te Ao Māori view to support the design of the Kaupapa Māori Health Service, and the implementation of Hōkai Rangi.
Bringing your knowledge and lived experience in mātauranga Māori you will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for iwi engagement and partnership within the Kaupapa Māori Health Service Project. The role will provide quality assurance and guidance around partnering for mutual benefit with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori. Furthermore, the Principal Tikanga Adviser will ensure that project documentation, processes, practices and delivery is aligned with tikanga Māori.
Mōu | About you
If you are passionate about achieving health equity for Māori and feel a strong alignment to our Kaupapa then we would love to hear from you. We will be looking for clear evidence and/or examples within your application as to how you meet the below lead requirements:
- Fluency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga
- Grounded knowledge of mātauranga Māori
- Ability to operate effectively in kaupapa Māori environments and an in-depth understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how it relates to health and wellbeing
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of iwi development.
- Knowledge of indigenous methodologies and frameworks.
- Effective communication skills – able to adapt and deliver information to varying audiences;
- Strong ability to interface with senior management, to think and operate strategically and to exercise sound judgement and decision making
- Experience with service development including quality improvement and assurance processes;
- Experience contributing to governance boards
- Business and strategic reporting experience in government, in particular facilitating with senior leaders to achieve results
- A Tertiary level qualification in mātauranga Māori, indigenous development, humanities or a health-related discipline would be an advantage but not essential.
The salary range for this position is $110,091 - $155,423.
This role requires the ability to travel regularly across Aotearoa, as required.
If you are successfully appointed to this role and reside outside of the Wellington area you will be required to spend 1 week per month in Wellington working at our National Office, this will be at your own expense.
Mō mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.
As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https://arapoutama.nz/hokairangi).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.
It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6 October 2021.
If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Category:||Defence, corrections & security|
|Attachment:||Health Services - Principal Tikanga Adviser Hauora Project JD.docx (Word, 354KB)
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