Permanent - 40 hours per week
Applications close:  18th April 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 the kaupapa Māori Drug Treatment Programme in the Whanganui Prison.  This programme is based in Whanui  governed by Te Tirohanga programme.

Te Oranganui has a vacancy for a kaituhauora to support the team to implement the Drug Treatment Programme which includes assessments, goal planning and reviews as well as facilitating group work, using different treatment approaches. 


It is essential that you believe in people’s ability to change and would be comfortable working in a prison environment.  Your communication must be effective with all people in all settings. You will need to implement the kaupapa of Te Oranganui Mental Health and Addictions and Te Tirohanga.


A clinical qualification and relevant practicing certificate that meets the requirements under the Health Practitioners’ Assurance Act 2003, is required along with an AoD qualification or AoD experience while working towards a qualification that would give to dappanz registration or equivalent.


If you are interested in this position, please click below.

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