Taurawhiri - Cultural Advisor, Forensic Community Team at Waitemata District Health Board (North & West Auckland), Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Service, or the Mason Clinic as it is often known, is the largest Forensic Mental Health Service in New Zealand. We serve the four Northern District Health Boards including all courts in the northern region and five prisons.
We deliver a comprehensive range of Forensic Mental Health Services, including secure inpatient acute and rehabilitation services which connect to community rehabilitation services, services for offenders with an intellectual disability, culture specific programmes for Māori, court liaison and prison mental health services. This includes a regional service to Northland Region Corrections Facility at Ngawha and Northland.
Our vision, mission and values are inclusive, founded on a therapeutic commitment to service users, their whānau and the community. We are committed to both process, and outcome quality, best evidence based practice, a management environment that is respectful of all staff and an on-going learning environment.
The Mason Approach has a number of core values which include providing respectful, safe and involving services, delivering recovery and strengths focused care that is culturally appropriate, evidence and values based.
We continue to develop our services to support tikanga Māori within our facility and are looking to recruit a Taurawhiri – Cultural Advisor.
We are looking for someone who has a strong understanding of whanaungatanga, confident in Te Reo Māori and has experiences in Māori health care to work as an integral part of our Forensic Prison Team. The Taurawhiri will be responsible for providing Tikanga Māori cultural assessments to support an appropriate treatment pathway for Māori service users on the forensic caseload.
- Confident speaker of Te Reo Māori
- Knowledge of Māori community networks
- Understanding of Māori social and health issues
- Knowledge of whakapapa, whaikorero, karakia
- Strong communicator
- Full drivers licence
- Work experience in Mental Health organisations
- Knowledge of substance abuse programmes
- A Bachelor of Māori Studies
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To be considered, please apply directly by clicking on the 'apply' button in this advertisement or visit our website at www.wdhbcareers.com, quoting reference number WDHB13451
For more information about the position, please contract Simon Portelli, Team Leader, on (09) 815 5846. For more information about our recruitment process, please contact Glenn Bratton Recruitment Consultant on (09) 442 7240
Closing Date: 27 January 2022
Position Number: WDHB13451
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waitemata District Health Board (North & West Auckland)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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