Pou Tātaki - Project Manager & Māori Equity Lead
Southern Health
Dunedin, Otago or Invercargill, Southland
1d ago

Pou Tātaki - Project Manager & M ā ori Equity Lead Time for Change Te Hurihanga

District Wide

Dunedin or Invercargill

  • 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Fixed term up until 26 May 2023
  • The team is responsible for the delivery of the transformational projects which make up the programme of work. In 2021 an independent review of the Southern Mental Health and Addictions continuum was undertaken by Synergia.

    The Synergia report, titled Time for Change Te Hurihanga identified and prioritised recommendations as a vision for the future of mental health and addictions service provision in the Southern region.

    About the Role

    The Pou Tātaki Project Manager is a key role within the Time for Change Programme Team and in the Mental Health and Addictions Directorate.

    Reporting to the Programme Manager Time for Change Te Hurihanga, this role has joint accountability to the Chief Māori Health Strategy & Improvement Office, and to the Executive Director MHAID.

    One key purpose of the Pou Tātaki role is to ensure Māori leadership and direction to the Time for Change Te Hurihanga programme and project teams comprising of individuals from within, and external to, Southern DHB.

    The role will include strategic planning responsibilities, and to work collaboratively with mana whenua, maata waka, Māori providers of health and social services including Māori and wider community stakeholders to deliver the required project outputs and outcomes.

    A second key purpose will be to project manage the development of a kaupapa Māori mental health and addictions framework for the Time for Change Te Hurihanga programme .

    This role will include project management, analysis, measurement, and reporting.

    About You

    You will be skilled and capable with a strong tikanga Māori knowledge base relevant to informing the integration of hauora Māori practice across Mental Health and Intellectual Disability services.

    You will also have an advanced knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori and a working knowledge of hauora Māori strategies, whānau ora pathways, and cultural confidence activities across Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability professions.

    It is important that you have the ability to actively engage whānau, community and iwi Māori (patients / families / whanau).

    You will also be proficient in project management, analysis, measurement, and reporting, with excellent communication skills in English and te reo Maori.

    About Southern DHB

    Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.

    We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

    Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Why don’t you check out https : / / careers.southernhealth.nz / for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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