Kaitūruki Whakahaumanu Mana Tāne (Peer Support Worker)
Permanent - 40 hours per week
Applications close:  5pm, 9th August 2020

Te Oranganui has a vacancy for a Kaitūruki (Peer Support Worker) in its Drug Treatment Programme. The key objectives for this role are to:​

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

  • Support/tautoko tane 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.  

  • Support the tane based on life experience and your own recovery journey.

The ideal applicant should meet the following criteria:

  • 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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