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Māori Tikanga Cultural & Competency Facilitator (VID: 7042)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Emergency - Emergency
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 3/12/2023
The Organisation

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

The Opportunity
If you are an experienced Pou Tikanga Facilitator and have a passion to work in Māori health to support whanau to achieve and improve equitable health outcomes, then this job could be perfect for you!!

Nau mai, haere mai ki te whanau o Pae Ora.
Embrace the opportunity to apply your Māoritanga, Matauranga Māori and experience to improve equitable health outcomes for whanau Māori.

We are looking to recruit a Māori Tikanga Cultural and Competency Facilitator to join our Pae Ora Māori Health Directorate based in the Te Pae O Rongotū team. This position is 40 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Te Turanga Mahi – About the role
This role in partnership with the Te Pae O Rongotū team to help facilitate an inclusive approach to providing services and opportunities to whanau across Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua.

The Māori Tikanga Cultural and Competency Facilitator utilises cultural expertise to support and advocate on behalf of whanau accessing primary health and Te Whatu Ora hospital services and understands and incorporates the concepts of Whanau Ora in delivering quality, whanau focused care.

In this role you will be based onsite and work closely with the Pae Ora team, Te Pae O Rongotū, and hospital specialist services as well as health and iwi providers in the community.

This role will report to the Pou Tikanga Matua.

Nga Pukenga, Nga tohu ou – What you will need:
  • Four+ years in a similar role
  • Fluency in te reo me ōnā tikanga
  • Demonstrated successful adult teaching experience
  • Experience developing and implementing professional learning development for kaimahi
  • Relevant and practical experience working with whanau Maori
  • Knowledge of the current health care system and importance of upholding Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • A current full New Zealand drivers licence
  • Knowledge of Te Ao Māori me ona tikanga and Te Reo Māori
  • A drive to be solution focused and think outside the square
  • Understanding that from a Maori world view we are collective and holistic in our approach and response when working with whanau
  • Understanding of the Whanau Ora framework and Te Whare Tapa Wha
  • Deep understanding and familiar with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Pae Tata, Pae Ora health Act
  • Excellent sense of humour
Come and join us

Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees.  We actively seek Māori kaimahi into our workforce and provide an environment which delivers our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

MidCentral region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions.  With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you’ll get to taste the best of both worlds – the perfect blend of rural and city living.
  • An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • A professional and supportive culture and team setting
  • Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
  • Tailored wellness programmes
How to apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.
We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Some positions are defined as a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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