Kaitūruki - Whakapakari Ora (Whānau Resilience)
Fixed Term, Full Time Position
Applications close:  29th August 2022

About us

Te Oranganui Trust is an iwi organisation established in 1993 to improve access and service delivery of health services to Māori in the wider Whanganui region. Over time the roles and functions of the organisation have grown and the organisation now delivers a wide range of health and social services to all people throughout the Whanganui and neighbouring regions.


Our services include, Vocations, Mental Health & Addictions, Disability Support, Whānau & Community health and wellbeing, Family Start & Tamariki Ora.


Our vision is to empower whanau into their future. Korowaitia te puna waiora, hei oranga motuhake mō te iwi. The way we do this is reflected in our values.


Kotahitanga       Kei te kotahitanga o ngā kūmete nō uta, nō tai te oranga o te iwi

We are working for a common cause to effect positive change for the whānau we serve. We are

collaborating with marae, hapū and iwi to build smarter capability and capacity for the collective.

We are innovators of change, building a movement for transformation.


Whanaungatanga            Nō te whānau, mō te whānau

We acknowledge whānau are the experts in their own lives. We care what whānau have to say about

our services. We listen. We act. We learn.


Pono                                     Kia mau, kia ū ki ngā kete mātauranga nō ngā tūpuna

Our delivery and commitment to whānau, each other, and our partners is underpinned by Mātauranga and Kaupapa-Māori. We are well informed and value the knowledge we hold.


Tika                                        Whaia te ara tika ahakoa te aha Whānau

Ability to attain wellbeing is a fundamental right. We believe in a just and fair system and so, we will always do the right thing, even when it’s not the easiest thing. We are honest and transparent. We honour our word.


About you

As our Whakapakari Ora Kaitūruki, you’ll be working alongside our team of professionals to strengthen Whānau resilience across the Whanganui and Waimarino rohe. You will work closely with Mokai Patea services (Taihape) and provide collegial support.  Your role will have a specific focus on working with Whānau to live free from family harm. You’ll be able to build relationships with staff, and those who already work within the wider whānau of Te Oranganui with proven experience in working with Whānau to achieve their full potential. You’ll also be super organised and ability to work as part of a team and independently when required.


The key accountabilities for this role are:

  • An understanding of a Whānau Ora approach.

  • Work as part of a wider team with the ability to work independently when needed.

  • Review and reset the current model of practice/programme.

  • Contribute to and participate in strategies across sectors that aim to reduce family harm.

  • Case Management, Facilitation and Coordination


This role is covered by the government’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for the health and disabilities sector. This means that it is a requirement that this role is undertaken by a fully vaccinated person (or a person who holds a valid exemption issued by the Director-General of Health).


What you’ll bring to the role

The key part of this role is your experience in a similar role. You’ll therefore bring a solid foundation of working with whānau from a strength based platform; that empowers whānau and builds resiliency.  The position is required to promote a proactive approach to self-determination and wellbeing and provide support to whānau to bring about whānau outcomes.

  • Strong network base with the Whanganui and Waimarino communities

  • Proven experience in moving whānau from a crisis space to an aspirational one

  • Organisational and time management

  • Sound analysis and assessment; including risk management skills

  • Strong facilitation and coordination

  • Innovation and creativity


How to apply

This role will remain open until we find the perfect person for it. Please send your application, or any questions you have to Te Oranganui on mahi@teoranganui.co.nz or call 06 349 0007.