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Tamariki Ora Nurse

Location: Whanganui

Employment Type: Permanent Position

About the role

Do you love working with tamariki? 

Engaging with Kohanga Reo providers?  Building whanaungatanga with whānau? Strengthening resiliency within our communities? 

Working within Te Ao Māori to promote health and wellbeing?  Then check this out!


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:

  • Primarily accountable for working with whānau and the wider communities to plan implement and evaluate public health /health promotion activities while working in kohanga reo. 

  • Work within the Tamariki Ora service delivery team to improve the health status of Tamariki (0-5 years), ensuring a high-quality service is provided across the Whanganui rohe. Identification of potential improvements

  • A set of performance objectives will be agreed annually between your manager and yourself reflecting applicable strategic and operational ambitions which also align with identified outcomes for kohanga reo.

  • Integrate Te Oranganui Whānau Ora approach – embedding the Kaupapa Ake principles of practice

We are also looking for someone with a lot of energy who can work unsupervised and with a diverse range of people, some creativity and innovation in how to support pepi to thrive in their environments.

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

If this sounds like you please apply now!

Who You Are

Experience & Qualifications

  • Current annual practising certificate.

  • Have completed Post Graduate Certificate Primary Health Care Specialty nursing/or willing to obtain

  • Practice Nurse and or Community Nursing experience.

Skills and Attributes

  • Transformational leadership

  • Ability to converse and understand Te Reo Maori me ona tikanga

  • Ability to effectively lead and coach to achieve outcomes

  • Ability to work positively under pressure and continuously re-prioritise workload while maintaining

  • a high level of accuracy

  • Planning and implementation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Sound judgement and analysis capable of modifying practice to achieve results and targets

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to coordinate activities

  • Ability to persevere with a task and to display the required energy to achieve the objectives despite

  • obstacles

  • Commitment to whānau, hapū and iwi

  • Strong integrity and professionalism

  • Excellent time management

  • Ability to work autonomously and is driven to achieve results

  • Ability to build and maintain credible relationships internally and externally

  • A friendly “Can Do” attitude

  • Excellent written, literacy, numeracy and IT skills

Physical Attributes – Clinician

  • Hearing and speech sufficient to communicate clearly with patients and co-workers, monitor patient status and equipment, recognise impending emergencies relating to patients and equipment.

  • Ability to wear face masks and rubber gloves for protection against infectious disease.

  • Visual ability sufficient to read, write/record, operate equipment safely, administer medications,

  • monitor equipment, patient status enabling accurate performance of essential job duties.

  • Must be physically fit as the work is physically demanding, involving standing, walking, sitting,

  • stretching, frequently. (Stature extremes may increase hazard of shared activities).

  • Visual to read accurately, write/record in a legible manner and operate equipment, safely administer medications, monitor equipment and patient status enabling accurate performance of

  • essential job duties

Other requirements of this position

  • Current clean, full NZ driver’s license

  • Must be able to pass Te Oranganui background check process

  • New Zealand citizenship, permanent resident status, or a NZ work permit.

  • Non-smoker/Non-vaper – or a full commitment to remain smoke/vape-free during the hours of

  • work

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