Specialist Māori Cultural Assessor – Innovation and Development Group
Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Mount Eden, AUK
1d ago
source : ExploreJobs

Specialist Māori Cultural AssessorAre you passionate about improving outcomes for Māori mauhere to reduce reoffending?Can you connect Māori mauhere to their cultural links and whānau networks?

Are you familiar with the holistic health model approach of Te Whare Tapa Whā?He karanga tēnei ki te hunga e kaingākau nui ana ki te kaupapa o Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Mā te hoe kotahi ka haere kotahi atuOur Innovation and Development Group has a contract with the Department of Corrections to provide Specialist Māori Cultural Assessment Services.

The primary function of the Specialist Māori Cultural Assessor is to improve outcomes for Māori mauhere by connecting them with their cultural links and whānau networks to motivate them to address reoffending.

The over-riding concept is to bring a mauhere back to Te Ao Māori, to support them in making changes to their lifestyle, and encourage motivation to work on the self-directed recommendations.

The goal is to reduce reoffending - Kia kore āno e taka ki te hēThe Specialist Māori Cultural Assessment follows the holistic health model approach of Te Whare Tapa Whā, the four dimensions of an individual mauhere, as a person : the spiritual (taha wairua), the physical / health (taha tinana / hauora), the intellectual (taha hinengaro) and the family (taha whānau).

You will have proven skills and success engaging with Māori mauhere for cultural development specialising in the rehabilitation and reintegration fields.

Key responsibilities for the role include : Conducting cultural assessments on referred mauhereIdentifying areas for interventions to help reduce reoffendingBuilding an action plan to foster a mauhere cultural development and address their potential re-offendingEstablishing and maintaining quality relationships with Dept of Corrections staffProviding reports to Dept of CorrectionsPromoting and raising awareness of the Specialist Māori Cultural Assessment programme with Community Probation Services (CPS) and Corrections FacilitiesIdeally you will have a Certificate in Te Reo me ngā tikanga Māori, experience with Department of Corrections internal processes and practices and proven experience successfully delivering customer focused solutions or training.

A personal commitment to excellence is essential and an understanding of Te Reo Māori phrases, mihi and greetings and of Māori values, culture and tikanga is expected.

You will also need a full NZ Drivers Licence.

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