Kaioranga Cultural Worker

2022-10-25 to 2022-11-22
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Southern
Work Type
Part Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Youth Forensic

Dunedin CBD or Invercargill (District wide role)

Permanent, part-time 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
Seeking a dynamic and friendly team to work in
Are you a Maori Health Worker with experience in Mental Health?

Are you a confident and effective communicator, truly passionate about your work and hold an unwavering belief in people's recovery?

Mō te tūranga - About the role

The Youth Forensic Team is a specialised out-patient service providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and/or referral support for youth who are engaged in offending behaviours within the juvenile justice system and who are also experiencing alcohol or other drug problems, emotional and/or mental health disorders. We offer you a warm, pleasant working environment in a modern low-rise building, very good resources and the opportunity to work and develop professionally within a progressive and friendly team that is supported by management.

The Youth Forensic Team based within the Youth Specialty Service Otago seeks an experienced Maori Health Cultural Worker to join their multi- disciplinary team on a permanent basis. This is a district wide role and you could be based in either Dunedin or Invercargill.

In this role you will be expected to provide Tikanga Whakaaro (cultural assessment), Maioha Hou (Treatment Plan and review) whilst enhancing the wellbeing of Whanau, Iwi through Tikanga Maori and restoring balance of Hauora Maori.

Mōu ake - About you

ou will bring an understanding and an active approach grounded in the use of Te Reo Maori, Tikanga and Whakawhanaungatanga, as well as an unwavering passion for working alongside youth and family within this specialised mental health service.

Most importantly, a deep understanding and first-hand experience in the Maori protocol and traditions will see you excel in this role.

To be successful in this role you will do the following:

Advocate for forensic youth, focusing on their optimum care and resilience
Undertake a comprehensive assessment and provide treatment advice alongside consultation with the multidisciplinary youth forensic team
Provide referral of the youth for any potentially unmet need identified
You will possess a high degree of enthusiasm and initiative in the role, including previous experience in mental health. You will be a strong supportive team player who is proactive in the multidisciplinary team and have a good understanding of working with people from all walks of life without judgement.

We provide good orientation to our roles and will support your on-going professional development needs.

So, if you want to make a difference, possess a positive attitude, a strong sense of self-awareness and personal resilience, and relish working in the field of Youth Forensics, then we encourage you to apply.

Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora Southern has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Tauwāhi - Location

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022.

Due to the fast paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, [email protected]

All conversations will be confidential in nature.

Do you currently work for Southern? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

Occupational health assessment
Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety check
Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/15582/
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