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Kaitohutohu - Northern - Māori Public Health - NPHS

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Te Whatu Ora
No Longer Available


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! Nau mai, tono mai ki Hauora Māori Tūmatanui kia kumea te pae tawhiti hei pae tata, kia whaia te pae ora mō ngā whānau, mō ngā hapū, mō ngā iwi. E kōkiri!

  • Contribute to pae ora for iwi and Māori communities in this Kaitohutohu role
  • Flexible working supported to balance mahi and your whānau and iwi commitments.
  • Location - Te Taitōkerau
  • Permanent, full-time opportunity

Join Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating an equitable, accessible, cohesive and people and whānau-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it… 

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We have a permanent, full-time opportunity available to join Hauora Māori Tūmatanui Directorate working within the Te Taitōkerau as a Kaitohutohu (Advisor). The primary purpose of the Kaitohutohu role is to provide advice on embedding our te Tiriti relationship and obligations in NPHS regional and local initiatives, projects and services that impact on iwi and Māori communities. The Kaitohutohu is a kaitiaki of the Te Ikaroa Regional Directorate wharepuni. Led by the Kaitaki Mana Whakahaere, you will advance the Hauora Māori Tūmatanui work programme within the Te Taitōkerau Regional Directorate and support a strong partnership between both Directorates for the benefit of kaimahi Māori in the Te Ikaroa Regional Directorate.

This role sits in the Te Taitōkerau region (Northern region), made up of Far North, Whangarei, Kaipara and Auckland. Ideally, you will be based in one of these locations, but this can be discussed at interview stage.

Hauora Māori Tūmatanui:

There are significant expectations in the reforms, and in the kaupapa of the NPHS, that we will embed the principles of Te Tiriti and advance equity for iwi and Māori communities. The Hauora Māori Tūmatanui Directorate is the lead in supporting the NPHS to: embed the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; support of iwi and Māori communities to realise their well-being aspirations; rapidly expand and develop our Māori workforce; and grow and develop the capability of our non-Māori and non-Pacific workforce to provide a culturally safe service.

To succeed in these aims, Hauora Māori Tūmatanui works as a cross-functional team embedded in all NPHS Directorates and supports our kaimahi Māori through the Pā Tūwatwata model to keep our workstreams safe and to have a strong foundation of togetherness utlising mātauranga ā whānau, ā hapū, ā iwi, to build a Māori workforce that is valued, elevated and can support the achievement of pae ora.

Mōu | About you 

You're passionate about supporting a Tiriti dynamic region that enables iwi and Māori communities to realise their well-being aspirations. You're a collaborative team player, an advocate for our te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations and are focused on the pursuit of Māori health gains as well as achieving equitable health outcomes for Māori.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience: needs to draw on relevant longer-term experience specific to the job and work demands, acquired over time– 3-5 years
  • Previous experience in applying critical thinking, using sound judgment to develop options and knowledge of the machinery of government, and policy development, is preferable
  • Understanding of kawa and tikanga and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi & some experience working in partnership with iwi & Māori communities
  • Understanding & experience working in partnership with Pacific communities
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the specific relationship under te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Te Whatu Ora's role in improving outcomes for iwi and Māori communities

Ka kawea e koe | You will bring: 

  • Your experience as a contributing member of iwi and Māori communities including effective relationships with those communities that role-models our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and achieves equity for Māori.
  • Competency within te ao Māori, being able to apply kawa and tikanga, and conversant in te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth.

Ko te mahi e tika ana mō te ao hurihuri nei |Work that suits today's ever - changing world. 

Te Whatu Ora supports flexible and hybrid working for our kaimahi. In roles that don't require an in-person element, we encourage you to ‘work from where you are.' We want our national teams to be made up of diverse people from across the motu, just like our health system. 

Nau mai, uru mai | Come and join us 

When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change, that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations. 

Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.  

We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific and Disabled People. 

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion  

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.  

We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities. 

Me pēhea te tuku tono | 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. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Elismha Lubbe, Senior Recruitment Consultant