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VACANCIES | WHIWHINGA MAHI

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Kaitiaki - Caretaker

Location: Whanganui

Employment Type: Casual

About the role

Based in beautiful Whanganui Te Oranganui is a kaupapa Māori organisation who offers a range of health and wellbeing services for whānau in the Whanganui region and surrounding districts. 

 

Te Taituarā is the business unit of Te Oranganui and is the one service that supports all other Te Oranganui services internally from a back office perspective.

 

Te Taituarā is the backbone of the organisation and consists of finance, people, communication, data, knowledge, analytics and business administration support personnel who have the skill and expertise to ensure the smooth running of Te Oranganui so the front-line staff are able to service the Kaimahi and community in a efficient and Professional manner.

About the role

The Kaitiaki-Caretaker will ensure the buildings, facilities, equipment, furniture, fixtures and resources at all Te Oranganui property are clean, operational, secure and maintained to a high-standard.

Duties include:

  • Deliver safe and high-quality caretaking (including cleaning, maintenance repairs and gardening) services

  • Perform security checks at all Te Oranganui sites that protect self and others from harm

  • Manage works orders and keep up-to-date property and maintenance records and reports all completed repairs and maintenance to Kaihautū-Service Manager

  • Help manage the upkeep of all Te Oranganui fleet vehicles

About you

The perfect candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated competence and skills in caretaking and grounds maintenance

  • Experience as a caretaker or in similar role

  • Ability to use equipment, appliances, tools and products to deliver safe and high-quality caretaking services

  • Ability to work safely and independently with limited supervision​

Who You Are

Qualifications & requirements

  • Demonstrated competence and skills in caretaking and grounds maintenance

  • Experience as a caretaker or similar role


Knowledge skills & ecperience

  • Ability to use equipment, appliances, tools and products to deliver safe and high-quality caretaking services

  • Ability to work safely and independently with limited supervision

  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication, interpersonal, time management and organisational skills.

  • Basic computing skills

  • A proactive approach to problem solving

  • Understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi


Personal Attributes

  • High levels of personal and professional integrity

  • Capacity to problem solve

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Flexible and willingness to embrace change

  • Commitment to whānau, hapū and Iwi

  • A friendly “Can Do” attitude

  • Willingness to embrace Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga

  • Ability and willingness to work positively as a member of a team


Other Requirements of this Position:

  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident or the holder of a valid work visa

  • Hold a full New Zealand driver’s license, or legally licensed and able to drive in New Zealand

We offer a warm whānau focused work environment with a wide variety of benefits, such as:

  • Kaupapa Māori organisation

  • Regular Kapa haka and waiata

  • All staff Karakia & Mihi every morning

  • SuperLife Funeral Insurance

  • EAP & Supervision

  • Workplace wellness programme

  • Whānau events and activities

  • Diverse work environment

  • Workplace development

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. Please include:

  • Covering letter

  • Up to date CV

  • Fully completed TOT Application form.

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