Health Improvement Advisor at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Thames
The details: Permanent - 40 hours per week Mon-Fri
• Be part of the national transformation in Health
• Engage with the community to drive meaningful change
• Join a passionate, driven team
Are you passionate about working with communities to improve their health and wellbeing?
We would like to offer you an opportunity to contribute to the health and wellbeing of Waikato communities by being part of a small Healthy Communities team that assists a range of community settings to create healthy supportive environments. This role is located in Thames and has an emphasis on improving the health and wellbeing of Māori, Pacific and other priority populations or hard to reach communities within the Waikato region.
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The Healthy Communities team is part of the Health Improvement Team within the Public Health Unit. The Health Improvement Team works to sustainably improve the health and wellbeing of Waikato communities in the settings of our everyday lives. We work in partnership with the leaders and decision makers in a range of settings to prioritise wellbeing, advance whānau ora and achieve health equity.
Mōu | About you
To be successful in this role, you will have to use your public health knowledge, community experience and excellent communication skills to initiate and maintain effective partnerships within priority Waikato communities.
We are committed to radically improving health inequities for Māori. You will need to have knowledge of health equity in Aotearoa, and be able to apply the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi within community settings.
You must have:
• Experience in health promotion/public health
• Demonstrated experience working in community settings
• A positive, strengths-based attitude, be open to innovation and have the confidence to hit the ground running
• Be people focused and team orientated with a wide range of communication skills
• The ability to prioritise activities and demonstrate project management skills
• Knowledge of, and relationships with local organisations, iwi and communities within the Waikato rōhe
It will be valuable to have:
• A qualification in public health or another relevant field
• Wide understanding of the New Zealand health system
• An understanding of the healthy settings approach to health improvement, the Ottawa Charter, Te Pae Mahutonga and Whakamaua
• An understanding of tikanga Māori
• Ability to speak Te Reo Māori
• Experience in a mentoring or advisory role
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Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
• Whakamana – Give and earn respect
• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
• Mauri Pai – Fair play
• Whakapakari – Growing the good
• Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 9 January 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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