Mō te tūnga – About the Role

The key focus of the Whānau Ora Navigator role is to provide a Whānau ora navigator service to whānau and tangata whaiora who are living in rural Canterbury.  The wider Whānau Ora setting is one which Te Pūtahitanga is driving throughout Te Waipounamu.

WPH proudly promotes whānau enhancement and capability development with the intended outcome being whānau working towards the 7 Pou of Whānau Ora.

The Whānau ora Navigator will support tangata whaiora and whānau to recognise their strengths, facilitate and mentor whānau, identify aspirations and draw on a range of kaupapa Māori approaches to support whānau to achieve their goals.

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Engaging with whānau and their communities
  • Awhi whānau to develop their Whānau Ora plans
  • Grow and strengthen relationships in rural communities including between providers, communities and whānau, hapū and Iwi to sustain whānau undergoing change
  • Support quality improvement and organisational performance through regular monitoring and reporting on whānau progress within scheduled timeframes
  • Assist in growing whanaungatanga and Whānau Ora understanding within our communities
  • Kaupapa Māori approach as a foundation for whānau to explore the best health outcomes possible
  • Ensure operational activities comply with internal systems, policies and procedures

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako – Skills and Experience

  • Relevant Whānau Ora Tertiary Qualification (health, social science or humanities) or working towards or relevant experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of 21st century whānau circumstances, Tikanga Māori, Te Reo Māori and the ability to uphold and apply kaupapa Māori in this role
  • Full clean Driver’s License
  • Undertake Police Vetting to comply with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014
  • Demonstrable an ability to understand whānau histories, dynamics and circumstances across the full range of whānau ages and stages
  • Demonstrable experience of working with whānau Māori in whānau-friendly ways
  • Ability to facilitate whānau moving through PATH planning and implementation stages
  • Ability to understand rural whānau circumstances and differences with urban whānau
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and facilitate whānau to speak and understand te reo Māori me ngā tikanga and marae kawa
  • Demonstrates knowledge of 21st century Ngāi Tahu systems and experience working with Ngāi Tahu protocols, kawa and tikanga
  • Demonstrates knowledge of local Māori whānau, hapū, Iwi and Māori communities
  • Knowledge and experience working with other Māori health providers in the community
  • Proven interpersonal skills and working relationship initiation and management skills across a wide range of whānau and their communities
  • Skills in facilitating hui and taking opportunities to speak up for rural Whānau ora styles including sharing updates and reporting progress to a range of audiences
  • Able to use a range of discernment and communication skills with whānau
  • Ability to be self managing

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, supporting diversity
  • Employee Kiwisaver contribution
  • Access to Employee Benefits Programme – Boost
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Support professional development opportunities

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

Applicants must have permanent work rights with no restrictions for New Zealand.

For a copy of the position description and employment application form, please contact:  Tracey Ruru, emailtracey.ruru@waitaha.health.nz

Applications to be received no later than close of day on Friday 24 November 2023.  All applications will be maintained in strict confidence.

Please note we may process and progress applications prior to the closing date, so please do not hesitate to make enquiries or send/submit us your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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!