Pacific Advisor Whāraurau

Availability
2022-07-08 to 2022-07-25
Job Number
11270
Company
Whāraurau
Location
Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Pacific Advisor Whāraurau

Permanent fulltime 0.8/1 FTE (32/40 hours).
To promote the mental health interests of pacific whānau with lived experience of mental health challenges and mental health workers.
Supportive friendly team.

Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Mālō nī

Who we are

Whāraurau provides national training and workforce development within the infant, child and youth mental health and addiction sector. Through UniServices, we are contracted by the Ministries of Health and Education to grow the capacity and capability of the infant, child and youth mental health and addictions workforce. We offer a range of E‑Learning courses, in person and virtual training workshops, and webinars that are government-funded and free to access.

The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Pacific Advisor to join our team on a permanent basis. This is a permanent 0.8/1 FTE (32/40 hours) role. Your role will be key to ensure that the needs of Pacific workers and Pacific children, young people and families experiencing mental health difficulties are acknowledged and taken into account in all workforce development initiatives undertaken by Whāraurau. Specifically, you will promote the mental health interests of Pacific whānau with lived experience of mental health challenges and mental health workers, and provide advice and recommendations regarding these families and workers to the Whāraurau senior leadership team.

Key responsibilities

-Ensure that the needs of Pacific Mental Health/ ICAMH and AoD workers and Pacific tamariki,
taiohi and whānau experiencing mental health difficulties are acknowledged and supported in all workforce development initiatives undertaken by Whāraurau.
-Promote the mental health interests of Pacific whānau with lived experience of mental health
challenges and workers to enhance outcomes for these groups.
-Support the Pacific Clinical Cultural Advisor and Poutohu Matua Māori | Senior Māori Advisor
with key projects and recommendations on the needs of Pacific whānau and workers to
enhance outcomes for these groups.
-Identify opportunities for participation in activities and projects that relate to Pacific child and
youth mental health.
-Strengthen relationships and communication between key Pacific stakeholders and
Whāraurau, ensuring a culturally appropriate point of contact for members of the various pacific communities.
-Ensure that Whāraurau staff are culturally supported in the work that they carry out.

Your skills and experience

It is essential for you to hold:

-A tertiary qualification in a relevant field (ideally within mental health) and experience and
knowledge of child and adolescent mental health.
-Fluency in a Pacific language and demonstrated knowledge of Pacific culture and traditions
-Experience in sector needs and issues within the workforce development context.
-Demonstrated relationship, networking and engagement skills particularly within the Pacific
networks and cross-culturally.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

It is desirable to have:

Previous experience in workforce development projects.

What we offer:

You will receive full training, competitive remuneration and ongoing support as part of a multidisciplinary team. We will support you with career development.

Great benefits, including flexible working arrangements, 5 weeks annual leave, eye testing and glasses subsidies, and access to discounts on banking, health insurance and gym memberships. We provide a culturally diverse team and supportive workplace with working from home options where applicable.

A copy of the position description is attached. Please submit your application by 5pm, 25 July 2022. Note we may interview prior to the closing date.

Honoa te tangata ki te tangata, te tangata ki te taiao, te tangata ki te rangahau, rangahaua ki whai hua.

(Linking people to people, people to the world around us, people to research, research that brings ideas to life.)


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