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Change Manager, Te Uru Rauhī (Mental Health and Addiction Services) (VID: 5666)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Management
Appointment Type: Temporary/Fulltime
Close Date: 1/08/2021
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) is seeking to appoint a 12-month Fixed Term Change Manager within the Te Uru Rauhī (Mental Health and Addiction) services. This is a fantastic opportunity to work closely with the community, staff and people leaders across the organisation to shape the future of community based services as an experienced and passionate facilitator of change and transformation. 
He Ara Oranga (The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry Report), published in 2018, is driving a pathway for change describing a contemporary integrated community mental health services system which is required to support timely access and early intervention to those in serious distress, and provision of effective clinical care to those who experience severe mental health and addiction issues. This future direction is grounded on an integrated partnership approach across all work streams, leadership and governance demonstrating our Te Tiriti partnership in action.
Te Uru Rauhī is embarking on a programme of transformational change that reorients services toward a wellness and recovery focused approach to care in our community.  We are committed to Te Tiriti O Waitangi, quality living, healthy lives and well communities. This opportunity asks for a person with a sound understanding and proven involvement in the delivery of successful transformational outcomes. In addition, it would be great to meet you, if you are passionate to make a real difference in the lives of people who live in this region and who is able to support our leaders and staff to deliver the desired ways of working.    
The role of the Change Manager would be to support the successful implementation of a new model of care for an integrated model of clinical and kaupapa Māori service delivery for Adult secondary mental health and addictions services.
Reporting to the Operations Executive - Te Uru Rauhī, this role will involve leading and delivering a formal change management programme and framework through:
  • Maximizing the organisation's human capital resources through adopting new ways of working (business processes, work practices, systems and support structures) in order to drive tangible and non-tangible business benefits.
  •  Planning, implementing, and evaluating the change programme, facilitating a collaborative approach to change across Te Uru Rauhī’s services that builds ownership and capability in change leadership.

To be considered for this role, you should be able to demonstrate:

  • A proven track record of accomplishment for the delivery of significant and formal change management programmes.
  • At least 5 years experience in working in a senior leadership role and part of a wider leadership team.
  • An in depth understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of the use and application of structured change management methodologies. 
  • Confident user of relevant and appropriate computer software (MS Office, Microsoft Teams, change management software, and other relevant analytic or scientific software)
  • Advanced written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Proven transformational leader and highly skilled people influencer
  • Complex problem solver and confident decision maker
  • Experience with in the New Zealand Health Sector and the application of the principles of Treaty of Waitangi with in the health setting would be an added advantage.
The successful applicant will be experienced in navigating across the full change management process; with strong business acumen enabling accurate assessment of programme validity, risk assessment and systems management. They will work eloquently and collaboratively with technical experts, people leaders, staff and key stakeholders. The appointee should be no stranger when seamless balancing of business needs against the change process is required, and is required to be very familiar with the latest theory and application of change management methodologies.
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. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.
For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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