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Whanau Ora Kaitautoko, Kaupapa Integrated Mental Health & Addictions Service (VID: 6405)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 21/08/2022

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

To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora Māori have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and energetic individual committed to making a difference in the lives of Whānau Whaiora.  This position will work across both the CAFS and Adult teams. 

The role is a unique conduit role that offers the opportunity to focus on building quality bicultural care, and role modelling partnership in the spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi. This role is a crucial key support for whānau, promoting Māori responsive quality care with particular attention to supporting and facilitating seamless pathways.


This is an integral role acting as a conduit for whānau from entry to hospital services through to transfer, transition or exit of healthcare services. The Whānau Ora Kaitautoko role creates access for whānau connecting pathways for prevention across communities. This role can support whānau with warm transitions to community, Māori and iwi providers. The Whānau Ora Kaitautoko roles focus on whanau connectivity and community support while supporting senior clinicians and kaimahi with care planning and support to services.

It requires confidence in both leadership and advocacy to work across sectors connecting whānau to services and services to services. The Whānau Ora Kaitautoko role has the ability to connect with other established Kaiaraara Whānau Link roles in both the community and within the DHB both with a focus in prevention and long-term conditions to ensure fully inclusive holistic overview grounded in Te Whare Tapa Whā.
Pae Ora is partnering with Te Uru Rauhi Mental Health and Addictions Services and at MidCentral are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages a whānau ora approach and encompasses the aspirations to achieve ‘WAIORA’ = Flourishing individuals, whānau, and communities. This new service model delivery approach will support the achievement of whānau whaiora.
The successful candidate will be offered the ability to contribute to the vision of Pae Ora – Rarangatia ngā huarahi Oranga mo tātou nei whānau weaving pathways of wellbeing for whānau ensure flourishing resilient hapori/communities and have the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed and focused on contributing to equity of health outcomes. We are looking for a person who is excited by change, who is committed to ensuring quality culturally responsive care that will influence the way in which we lead transformational service design and delivery.
For more information or an informal visit, please contact:
Aroha Noema

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website. 

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


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

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