Mātanga Auahi Kore Māori (Smokefree Practitioner) 0.4 FTE

2023-08-09 to 2023-09-08
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Waitemata
Work Type
Part Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Mātanga Auahi Kore Māori (Smokefree Practitioner)

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. He karanga tēnei ki te hunga e hiahia ana nei te tono mai ki tēnei tūranga e wātea ana, arā Smokefree Health Promotion Coordinator Māori mō Smokefree Team, CADS, Te Whatu Ora Waitematā.

Are you passionate about improving outcomes for people who use tobacco with a specific focus on Māori and whānau Māori?

We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic kaimahi who have a passion for supporting Māori and whānau on their smoke-free journey.

Ko wai mātou: Who we are

The Smokefree Service for Waitamatā is a dynamic and diverse team, which sits within Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS). CADS is the largest Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) service in New Zealand and is committed to empowering the community and promoting recovery and well-being.

The aim of the Smokefree team is to support tāngata whai i te ora residing in the Waitematā region to achieve their Smokefree goals in accordance with the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to become part-time (0.4 FTE / 16 hours per week) Smokefree Practitioner and work in a supportive team and environment working towards preventing and reducing the many harms of smoking with a focus on Māori.

You will work in partnership with stakeholders and contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of systems and practices to support tāngata whai I te ora to access high-quality evidence-based smoke-free services across our hospitals in Waitematā.

He korero mōu: What we are looking for

We are looking for motivated kaimahi who are proficient at engaging with Māori and their whānau and are able to advocate for processes that will enhance Māori health gain. Smoking cessation experience would be beneficial, however more important is the ability to learn and develop in this regard, as full training will be provided. Your ideal attributes will include being a team player with great collaboration skills as well as the ability to work autonomously and a strong desire to achieve the best health outcomes for the community.


Recognised health or related tertiary qualification
Previous experience working with Māori
Knowledge of population health issues
Training/education related to behavioural change or addiction

Ability to converse in Te Reo Māori
Smoking cessation experience or ability to learn and develop
Experience in a clinical setting – community, primary or secondary

A rewarding role that makes a significant difference in the health outcomes of our community
Working alongside other passionate, caring and committed people
A supportive workplace where cultural support is available and a strong emphasis on leadership, diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing
Opportunity for professional development and career progression
Paid professional registration as per collective agreement
Regular supervision and professional development
Sick and annual leaves
Our Values

At Waitematā, we are driven by our values “everyone matters,” “with compassion,” “connected” and “better, best, brilliant.” We are committed to living up to these values and giving you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

If you are interested, please review the position description here.

If you would like to have more information please contact Bede Skinner, Team Leader for Smokefree Services Waitematā on 021 289 6562. For any recruitment-related queries, please contact Katherine Shinhama, Recruitment Consultant at (09) 442 7248.

To apply for this role please visit our website at www.wdhbcareers.com, quoting reference number WDHB15190A or click the “apply now” button on this page.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and we may close the position earlier if the right candidate is found.

Closing Date: 8th September 2023
Position Number: WDHB15190A
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