Project Manager - Whāraurau - AOD

2021-11-09 to 2021-11-30
Job Number
National - Aotearoa
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description

Project Manager - Whāraurau - AOD
• Permanent 32 - 40 hours per week (negotiable)
• National Role - can be based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch
• Some flexibility for working from home

Who we are
Whāraurau focuses on workforce development into the mental health and wellbeing of infants, children and youth and those who care for them. Whāraurau provides national training and workforce development within the infant, children and youth mental health, education and wellbeing sectors, and works alongside the other three Ministry funded Mental Health Workforce Centres. This appointment is through UniServices, Australasia's largest University research company which is owned by the University of Auckland and responsible for providing the University's research expertise to government and industry.
The opportunity
Whāraurau are looking for a Project Manager to plan content and delivery of our national mental health and wellbeing workforce programme. This programme will support the development of knowledge and skills of those in the sector.
Ideally you will specialise in the alcohol and other addictions space. This is a great opportunity to work for a positive and passionate purpose, whilst gaining exposure to national projects of significance that genuinely make a difference to kōhungahunga, tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau.

Key responsibilities:
• Plan, coordinate and contribute to Whāraurau work programmes.
• Support Whāraurau Senior Advisors.
• Produce national work programmes.
• Engage actively with the mental health and addiction sector.
• Organise and facilitate a range of training and education workshops and
• Promote a positive understanding of infants, children and youth mental
health and wellbeing.
• Ensure principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are supported and
implemented in delivery of service.

Your skills and experience:

It is essential for you to hold:
• A minimum of 3 years workplace experience either Clinical services or Project Manager
delivering clinical or NGO services.
• Experience with tamariki and taiohi (child and youth) wellbeing, addiction
and or mental health services in Aotearoa.
• Understand Māori & Pacific approaches to wellbeing, and a commitment
to promote positive outcomes for tangata whenua and pacific
• Familiar with the concepts of Pae Ora (healthy futures).
• Track record of effective stakeholder management.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver results to the appropriate quality and
• Evidence of budget management.
• Flexibility to contribute across several projects, creating positive
stakeholder experiences.
• Plan and facilitate events and workshops, continuous improvement based
on evaluations.
• The ability to travel nationally with potential for weekly travel when
• Clinical or health sector experience in AOD.

What we offer:
Great benefits, including flexible working arrangements, 5 weeks annual leave, eye testing and glasses subsidies, and access to discounts on banking, health insurance. We provide a culturally diverse team and supportive workplace with working from home options where applicable.
Please submit your application by 5pm, 30 November 2021. Note we may interview prior to the close 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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