Māori Community Health Worker - Starship Community

Community/Public Health
Auckland DHB
GRE00338 Requisition #

  • Permanent position in Maungarei Locality  - fulltime (40 hours per week)
  • Fixed term position in Whau Locality - fulltime (40 hours per week)
  • Monday – Friday
  • Ideally fluent in Te Reo Māori

Starship Community provides whānau centred interdisciplinary care and cultural support to children, young people and their whānau living within the Auckland DHB area. The service has three locality based community teams, a central team and a hearing and ear health team. 

We are committed to delivering whānau centred care that focuses on the health and wellbeing of children and their whānau. Getting to know our communities and working closely with them to improve health outcomes and timely access to health and disability services are key drivers for us each day.

We are looking for a Māori Community Health Worker who has community health work experience and engagement with whānau, hāpu and iwi and community networks. Māori Community Health Workers foster relationships of trust to enable whānau participation in the health and wellbeing of their tamariki and mokopuna. Starship Community provides outreach services in the home, kura kaupapa, kohanga reo, Marae and community. You will have the opportunity to apply cultural knowledge and community health work experience across the wider service including school based immunisation programme, school health, well child and child development services.

We offer a comprehensive orientation programme with on-going mentoring and supervision from our supportive interdisciplinary team. You will also have access to a wide range of educational opportunities to support your career and professional development. As an employee of the Auckland DHB, there are a variety of work perk discounts and benefits to look forward to, visit Our Benefits to learn more.

As the Māori Community Health Worker you will have an in depth cultural understanding and be able to work collaboratively with our multi-disciplinary services to promote hauora and provide cultural support to overall improve health outcomes for Māori whānau. You will demonstrate a practical understanding and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. You will be confident in your cultural knowledge and approaches to appropriately engage with tamariki and their whānau to build strong relationships and ensure timely access to services as required.

To be successful you will be confident or developing confidence conversing in te reo me ona tikanga. Ideally you will bring an understanding of the Māori approaches of health and a practical understanding for implementing whānau ora. You will have strong communication skills to be able to create and maintain working relationships with the community and external networks including Māori providers.

We would love to hear from those who:

  • Hold a full NZ driver’s license as the successful employee will drive an ADHB pool car
  • Are ideally fluent in Te Reo Māori
  • Have previous experience working within public health and/ or community setting
  • Have Child Health experience

To gain a better understanding about the role we encourage you to read the full position description, please click here to view.

If you have any further queries or would like to chat to someone from the service, please feel free to contact our recruitment consultant Honeey Pillai on HPillai@adhb.govt.nz to learn more. If you are ready to apply today, please submit an online application via our ADHB careers website. Job Reference: GRE00338

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