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Kaitūruki Tupu Matomato (Whānau Navigator)

Location: Whanganui

Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent Position

About the Role

Do you love working with whānau and their pēpī?  Strengthening resiliency within our communities? Working within a Te Ao Māori framework?  If you have a passion for supporting whānau to live long and healthy lifestyles, and seeing pēpī thrive in their developmental milestones, we want to hear from you.


About the role:

Tupu Matomato acknowledges the importance of a healthy and fertile environment for whānau to flourish. We liken pēpī to a seed, the māmā provides love and protection while she carries pēpī. Upon entry to this world the whānau continue to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the pēpī to grow. The forest provides protection and sustenance to the environment of which allows pēpī, māmā, and the whānau to flourish.  Providing a Whānau Ora inclusive approach focusing on the strengths and capability of the whānau, growing whānau connections, supporting the development of whānau leadership and enhancing best outcomes for whānau and their pēpī. 

The perfect candidate will have:

A lot of energy, who can work unsupervised and with a diverse range of people, some creativity and innovation in how to support whānau to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

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

  • Kaupapa Māori organisation (regular kapa haka, waiata & all staff karakia & mihi every morning)

  • SuperLife Funeral Insurance

  • EAP & Clinical Supervision

  • Workplace wellness programme, whānau events, activities & a diverse work environment

  • Professional 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.

About you

Experience & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in a similar role


Essential skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision to strict deadlines and competing priorities

  • Proficiency in Te Reo Māori and embodying tikanga Māori in all aspects of work

  • Is reliable, friendly, approachable and resilient

  • Report writing skills

  • Demonstrated organisational and planning ability for the successful completion of work

  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills in order to understand, interpret and administer the needs of the organisation

  • Strong computing skills including the Microsoft Office suite, client management systems, canva

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Negotiation skills

  • Case Management, assessments, planning and case noting


Personal Attributes

  • Proactive, co-operative, and strive to achieve the best outcome for your team

  • Enthusiastic and eager to assist where necessary

  • Commitment to whānau, hapū and Iwi


Physical Attributes – Administration positions 

  • Occasional lifting up to 10 kg

  • Must be able to work in an office environment

  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks

  • Sitting for extended periods of time

  • Hearing and speech sufficient to communicate with others enabling direct and telephone communication

  • Visual ability sufficient to read accurately, write/record in a legible manner and perform normal duties of this position

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