Kairuruku Hinengaro - Māori Mental Health Practitioner - Northland at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Contribute to enhancing the oranga of the people in our care.
- Based at Northland Region Corrections Facility (NRCF)
- Full time permanent position
'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'.
Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Corrections) Health Services lead the delivery of patient-focused health care services to tangata within corrections facilities across Aotearoa. Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction, places the focus on health at the heart of our business.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
As part of Ara Poutama's commitment to transformational change we are seeking to increase our number of Kairuruku Hinengaro - Māori Mental Health Practitioner (MMHP) by joining our mental health team's, located across the motu.
As a MMHP, you play a pivotal role working in partnership with the Intervention and Support Practice team, who are dedicated to providing high quality mental health support and treatment to the most vulnerable tangata in our care. Your role as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team will be to provide cultural support services to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of tangata in our care.
Key components of the role will be assessing the “oranga” needs of those in our care from a whakapapa, hinengaro, wairua, well-being perspective. Effective caseload management, cultural triage, assessment and evidence informed treatments that align to mana whenua best practice. Providing cultural support, advise and coordination of Māori initiative and operations to enhance the well-being of tangata in our care.
This opportunity will suit a MMHP who demonstrates a strong commitment to mentoring culturally safe practice and partnership. Utilising skills of te reo me ona tikanga, matauranga māori and rongo māori to enhance the effectiveness of services provided to tangata in our care. Our teams are committed to modelling expert practice and ensure a strong focus on the principles of Hokai rangi, Humanising and Healing - respecting the human dignity and inherent mana of all tangata in our care, and their whānau.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We invite applications from qualified individuals who are truly aligned with our kaupapa and who can evidence within a cover letter how they meet the following lead requirements:
- Experience and knowledge in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga
- Grounded knowledge of mātauranga Māori
- An in-depth understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how it relates to health well-being and equity
- An understanding of the impact of colonisation on health and wellbeing
- Knowledge of indigenous methodologies and health models
- Experience of working effectively within a kaupapa Māori environment, and commitment to on-going personal development in this area
- Broad knowledge of mental health within a holistic view
- Experience of working with people presenting with acute and complex mental health and/or addiction issues
- An understanding of trauma informed care and experience in working with people who have experienced complex trauma
- Effective facilitation and negotiation skills in an individual or group setting
- A working knowledge of the Mental Health Act
- Knowledge of the National Mental Health Sector Standards
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical members
- Ability to handle sensitive information in strict confidence.
- A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred
- L4 or above Mental Health or Community Support qualification
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The salary range is $60,606 - $80,716. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
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
If you have any queries regarding this role and its locality specific, please contact hiring manager Jiajia Chen Jiajia.firstname.lastname@example.org, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter 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.
Applications close Sunday 15th October.
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.
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)|
|Location:||Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)|
|Attachment:||Kairuruku Hinengaro - Maori Mental Health Practitioner - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 260KB)
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