Mana Ake Kaiārahi Team Leaders – Mana Ake Services Northland, Mental Health and Addictions Services (3 x 1.0 FTE – full time, permanent positions)

2023-02-23 to 2023-03-24
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Mana Ake Kaiārahi Team Leaders – Mana Ake Services Northland, Mental Health and Addictions Services (3 x 1.0 FTE – full time, permanent positions)

Based: anywhere in Northland

Reporting to Mana Ake Implementation Lead, Mental Health and Addiction Services

- Do you thrive in collaboration?
- Are you passionate about the wellbeing of taitamariki?
- Looking to help create and lead a multi-talented team?

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills to work with the Mana Ake Team at Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Te Tai Tokerau, to support the wellbeing of taitamariki in Northland.

Mana Ake, Te Tai Tokerau is a new service development for Northland but part of a national initiative. Mana Ake will partner with schools to provide a range of wellbeing services to children aged 5-12 years and their whānau. Mana Ake services will also connect schools with local health and social services to ensure that both targeted and wrap around wellbeing services are in place.

As one of four new Kaiārahi/Team Leaders, you will be at the heart of schools providing day to day management, planning and clinical leadership for Mana Ake Kaimahi to support schools and NGO employers to achieve equitable outcomes for Māori, Pasifika and diverse groups. You will be part of the Mana Ake team that includes Kaiārahi from various locations within Te Tai Tokerau that will initially be reporting to the Mana Ake Implementation Lead.

In this role you will be:

- Providing a mix of intervention models
- Navigating a path to wellbeing for tamariki and their whānau
- Liaising with local schools, health and social services
- Preparing case notes and reports for the implementation team
- Leading a non-registered team of talent

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

- A current Health Professional Registration (Social Worker, Psychologist, Counselling, Nursing or Psychotherapy)
- Cultural awareness for the diversity that this service brings
- Previous experience working alongside taitamariki and whanau
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Strong team leadership skills
- Excellent rapport building with tamariki and whānau

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

If this opportunity sounds like something that would be right for you, please contact Raewyn Nafatali [email protected]

Vacancy: AH23-074

Closes: 23 March 2023
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