Kaiārahi -Niho Kura Programme at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitematā, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Auckland Regional Dental Service
Waitakere Hospital, Waitematā District Te Whatu Ora
This position is working specifically within the Auckland Regional Dental Service, New Zealand’s largest Community Oral Health Service, providing free dental care to children from birth through to year 8 in community clinics.
The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) is initiating a supervised tooth brushing and fluoride application pilot programme called Niho Kura. This programme will be delivered in partnership with Kura Kaupapa, Kōhanga Reo, Bilingual Units, Language Nests, Primary/Intermediate Schools, and Early Childcare Centres (ECEs) across Te Waitematā.
We invite you to join the Niho Kura team as a: KAIĀRAHI / ORAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER!
Bring your love and passion for the future of our Tamariki to this new and exciting role. Make a difference with your understanding of Te Ao Māori, unique life experiences and your connection with community to help meet community and whānau needs.
The opportunity | Ngā whakaritenga o te mahi
We welcome school leavers, parents, caregivers, and whānau members, who are proficient in Te Ao Māori. It is a requirement that you are able to speak Te Reo fluently to supervise tooth brushing sessions in Kura Kaupapa and Kohanga Reo.
The role involves supervising daily tooth brushing and delivering oral health education sessions. This is a part time casual role of approximately 2-4 hours per weekday.
We offer flexibility as well as the opportunity to be part of a supportive team environment, working alongside our wider Niho Kura team.
About you | He kōrero mōu
The Niho Kura programme is a great stepping stone for those who are keen to start their journey in public and community health. We are happy to have a kōrero with anyone who is interested in the role. Training and development opportunities will be provided.
Kaiārahi will ideally have:
- Life experiences that bring value to the programme
- A positive and fun communication style
- A willingness to learn
- Proficiency in or have started your journey in Te Ao Māori
- Recognition of and respect for Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- An enthusiasm for working with Tamariki
- A self-directed and motivated approach to their mahi
- The ability to build and maintain strong relationships with Iwi, hapū, Kura, Kōhanga Reo, Tamariki, Whānau, and ARDS Niho Kura Staff.
- An aspiration to grow your personal and professional skill base
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For specific queries about the position or general help with your application please contact Dianne Houston on 021 813 239.
Closing Date: 6th October 2022Job Number : WDHB15015
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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