Kaitūruki Whakahaumanu Mana Tane (Cultural Support)
Permanent - 40 hours per week
Applications close:  5pm, 3rd June 2020

Te Oranganui has a vacancy for a Kaitūruki (Cultural Advisor) in its Drug Treatment Programme. The key objectives for this role are:​

  • To support delivery of the kaupapa Māori drug treatment programme (DTP) based in the Te Tirohanga Whare of the Whanganui Prison focused on helping participants make positive changes in their lives.

  • To 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 should meet the following criteria:

  • The Cultural Support Worker is expected to have fluency in te reo Māori and a strong foundation in tikanga

  • Expected to have a good working relationship and endorsement from Mana Whenua

  • An understanding of therapeutic practices and the ability to weave key concepts and practices with a Māori world view is vital

  • Professional and a high level of personal integrity

  • Good judgement

  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills

  • Understand and be committed to improving health for Māori

  • Open to different perspectives of tangata whai ora

  • Believe in and can implement the recovery and wellness approach

  • Well organised and can prioritise

  • Able to maintain confidentiality

  • Creative and innovative within restricted resources

  • Fluency in the use of Microsoft office navigation


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