Kaiāwhina (1.0 FTE) at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Tai Tokerau, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Kotuku – Maternity Services, Whangarei
The vision for the kaiāwhina role in Te Kotuku aligns with that of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce: The kaiāwhina term embodies the core essence of a workforce that is passionate, resilient, diverse, skilled and committed to supporting hauora (holistic wellbeing) outcomes of all in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Kaiāwhina in Te Kotuku will play a significant role in providing support to wahine and whānau Māori utilising maternity services in Te Kotuku. This will be from the perspectives of whānaungatanga, manaaki, aroha and awhi.
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.
Right now we are looking for a Kaiāwhina to work as part of our Maternity Services. This is a new role for a fixed one-year term 1.0 FTE position working 40 hours per week. The work day pattern is negotiable.
You will have the opportunity to work alongside other health professionals and team members within a supportive, multi-disciplinary team. This will provide you with a fantastic environment to grow and develop your knowledge and skills further.
Primary functions include:
• Ensure whānau feel supported, safe and confident that their Tikanga and cultural needs are met
• Develop knowledge of services in order to problem solve with whānau in the health system
• Promote positive health messages to whanau
• Maintain a high standard of practice appropriate to the position and show commitment to personal development and competency
• Current clean full driver's license
• Sound understanding of Te Au Maori me ona tikanga
• Understanding of conversational Te Reo Maori
• Understanding of the challenges associated with parenthood
• Experience in working with whānau dynamics in complex situations
A background of working in social work, mental health or the health system setting will be desirable for this role, however not essential to apply.
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: AH23-405
Closes: 5 December 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Tai Tokerau|
|Position type:||Fixed Term|
|Attachment:||AH23-405 - JD v1 - Kaiawhina - Te Kotuku Maternity Unit.pdf (PDF, 832KB)
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