After Care Kaituhauora Drug Treatment Programme - Whanganui Prison
Permanent - 40 hours per week
Applications close:  5pm, 30th August 2019

Te Oranganui is an iwi led organisation that was established in 1993 to improve access and service delivery of health services to Māori in the Whanganui region.  Over time the roles and functions have grown and the organisation now delivers a range of health and social services throughout the region to Māori and non-Māori Whānau.  Te Oranganui is leading out the Whānau Ora approach in the region.  This approach works beyond treatment to sustained wellness for whānau, hapū , iwi and the wider community. 

Te Oranganui delivers a kaupapa Maori Alcohol and other Drug treatment programme in the Whanganui Prison.  This programme is based in Te Tirohanga Whare (previously known as the Maori Focus Unit)

Te Oranganui is seeking an After Care Kaituhauora to navigate tangata whai ora to, and provide post treatment support that effectively manages transition before, during and after release. The successful applicant will support/tautoko tangata whai ora in their recovery and wellness journey using the fundamental values of Tikanga Māori, Te Tirohanga, whānau ora and the skills and knowledge of alcohol and other drug work.


The Ideal applicant will have:

  • A clinical qualification and a relevant practicing certificate that meets requirements under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003; or an AoD experienced counsellor or social worker or a registered counsellor

  • Skills and experience working within the AoD sector

  • Sound understanding of the legislative framework, standards and best practice methodology within the AoD and Corrections sector;

  • Ability to uphold the fundamental values of Tikanga Māori, whānau ora and implement the five kaupapa values of Te Tirohanga

For more information or to apply, please click below.

Whanganui Campus
57 Campbell Street, 
Tel (06) 349 0007