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Health Promoter - Hauora Maori

Employer:
Canterbury District Health Board
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Canterbury - Timaru
Region:
Canterbury
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
14-Jun-2019
Closing Date:
08-Jul-2019
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Job Description

  • Permanent role based in Timaru (hours per week/FTE negotiable)
  • Previous experience in community based or health promotion projects
  • Strong knowledge of Tikanga Māori and excellent written and verbal communication skills

Our Purpose

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team

Ehara taku i toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

Our Community and Public Health team in Timaru is looking for a leader and educator who will be responsible for Health Promotion within our Māori communities.

We have a strong commitment to addressing equity issues and working alongside communities to bring about change where your work will make a real difference. Our team are committed to helping you grow as a leader in public health with a continued focus on your career development. We have a great team with a broad focus on improving the health of the population of South Canterbury, while working with specific projects and communities.

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Working primarily with Māori communities and with the WAVE Team (focussed on education settings) to improve Māori health and reduce health inequalities
  • Building relationships with Iwi, hapū and whānau
  • Participate in planning and implementation of projects as decided by with wider team
  • Work in partnership with Māori to deliver health promotion programs
  • Provide Health Promotion advice and support to internal and external stakeholders

Your skills will include the following:

  • An awareness of the health, educational and social environment that services operate in, and the ability to identify opportunities within this environment
  • A strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and working bi-culturally as well as basic Te Reo would be advantageous
  • Previous experience in community based or health promotion projects is essential
  • Pre-established connections across the South Canterbury Māori community is advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of Tikanga Māori and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A current drivers licence is required for this role

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.

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