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Kaituruki Whanau Ora Ngaa Rauru

Location: Whanganui

Employment Type: Permanent Position

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. 

Toiora Whānau has a range of health and social supports available to whānau. All our services are voluntary and embraces a Whānau Ora approach that sees whānau in the driver’s seat and leading the way towards positive outcomes for their whānau. Our team walk alongside whānau to navigate pathways in areas such as health, education, housing, employment, improved standards of living and cultural connections.

Whānau Ora also offer a range of rangatahi, pahake and kaumatua activities/programmes; adding to whānau kete through positive experiences, transferrable life skills, connection to Te Ao Māori, embracing and working with whānau towards reaching their full potential.


About the role:

Toiora Whanau is a support service for whanau and community. We are underpinned by the foundation and practicing principles of Whanau Ora. Whanau Ora is a holistic, whanau-centred approach to whanau well-being and development. It is the way forward to achieving a future where whanau determine what is in their best interests. This role will be predominantly working within Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi and their registered population to improve self­management of long term conditions. 

The key to Whanau Ora is an inclusive approach that embeds the organisations Kaupapa Ake principles of practice and values. This role primarily focuses on the strengths and capability of the whanau, growing whanau connections, supporting the development of whanau leadership and enhancing best outcomes for whanau. This role has a strong focus and drive in the prevention of long term conditions and supporting whanau to lead healthy lifestyles. 

About you

  • Develop relationships within Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi  whanau, hapu and iwi and the wider community where direct opportunities exist to support whanau to achieve their full potential, aspirations and to grow leaders

  • All administration and documentation is completed in accordance with service & organisational guidelines and within specified timeframes


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.

Who You Are

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 Maori 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


Personal Attributes​

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

  • Enthusiastic and eager to assist where necessary

  • Commitment to whanau, hapū and lwi


Physical Attributes – Administration/Management 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.


Other requirements of this position

  • Current clean, full NZ driver license

  • Must be able to pass Te Oranganui’s background check process and MOJ Criminal checks as required

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