Mō mātou – About Us

“Your Health | Your Whānau | Our Community”

Waitaha Primary Health (WPH) has responsibility for the provision of primary health services to approximately 50,000 enrolled patients in Canterbury, and contracts with Te Whatu Ora and a number of other health funders.

WPH is committed to reducing health inequalities for its enrolled population. WPH works with health care clinicians, health care providers, Iwi and local communities to improve health outcomes.

Mō te tūnga – About the role

The Waitaha Primary Health Māori Health Advisor/Kaihautu is a rewarding role where you can make an equitable difference to whānau in our communities. Share your Te Tiriti o Waitangi,  Te Ao Māori and Tikanga knowledge to support all members/kaimahi of the WPH team, including General Practice teams. Bring your leadership skills to guide our Māori Health team including Whānau Ora Navigators and Pae Ora Kaiururangi Navigators.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako – Skills and experience

  • Leadership experience in supporting the delivery of Kaupapa Māori services
  • Demonstrated leadership of Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori values in the workplace
  • A high level of competence and confidence communicating in te reo Māori
  • Ability to develop and facilitate Professional Development opportunities both internally and with our general practice teams
  • Provenexperience and knowledgeof the Health and Disabilitysector and Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022
  • Local connections and networks in the health and/or social sector, government agencies including NGOs, Iwi and Hapū
  • Expertise in planning, report writing and supporting the development of whānau focused programmes
  • Be a change maker to address inequities in Māori health
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to think strategically while managing daily functionalresponsibilities
  • Ability to develop rapport with others and to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams who work with other diverse populations withinour organisation.
  • Confidence in understanding Te Tiriti O Waitangi and its application today
  • Full and current Driver’s Licence
  • Confident in all aspects of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi

We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations. We believe in improving, promoting, and protecting the health and well-being of the Canterbury community.

Ngā hua – Benefits of working at Waitaha Primary Health

  • Supportive whānau focused environment
  • Part of a committed team making change in the communities
  • Inclusive workplace that supports diversity
  • Employee Kiwisaver contribution
  • Access to Employee Benefits Programme – Boost
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

Only applications submitted through Seek will be accepted.  Applicants must have permanent work rights with no restrictions for New Zealand.

For a copy of the position description and application form, please contact: Marama Buck, email: marama.buck@waitaha.health.nz

Applications to be received no later than close of day on Friday 12th January 2024.

All applications will be maintained in strict confidence.

The Future of the Health Industry

COVID19: In order to be considered for this role you will need to be fully vaccinated (including Booster) against COVID 19. Proof of vaccination will be required as part of our recruitment process.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai !