Kaupapa Maori Service Manager
MDHB
Palmerston North, NZ
3d ago

To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19.

We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria. Kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services Manager Te Papaioea & Horowhenua -Kaupapa Integrated Māori Mental Health & Addictions Services (KIMMHS) Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora Māori Directorate and Te Uru Rauhi have an exciting opportunity for a Kaupapa Māori Service Manager for Te Papaioea Kaupapa Integrated Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Service Manager is a member of the Senior Leadership Team Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora Māori. This role forms and integral role for Pae Ora and is responsible for aligning Kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addiction services across the rōhe.

Mental Health and Addictions Services at MDHB are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages interconnectedness socially, spiritually, physically and environmentally and encompasses the aspirations to achieve WAIORA’ flourishing individuals, whānau, and communities.

Kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services Manager Te Papaioea .

The Kaupapa Service Manager has responsibility for Iwi and Maori providers relationship management community integration, working in partnership with key organisations and stakeholders to advance locality-based services across the continuum of care.

Uniquely the Kaupapa Service Manager will work together with the Kaupapa Services Manager Horowhenua and the Operations Lead to ensure a consistent approach of delivering kaupapa Maori mental health and addiction services across the rohe.

Underpinning this role is an emphasis on ensuring a whānau first clinically appropriate delivered using the core operational principles of tikanga and culture alongside the principles of cost effectiveness and efficiency.

The role will nurture and cultivate a kaupapa Maori team environment that is resilient and responsive to unanticipated changes and where decision making is made closet to the whanau whaiora.

The Kaupapa Services Manager will be an experienced Maori mental health and addiction practitioner who has demonstrated an understanding of our Maori community partners and networks along with proficient leadership knowledge and attributes to facilitate the development of whanau ora and Maori primary mental health and addiction capacity and reduction of demand on secondary care.

The Kaupapa Service Managers KIMMHS is a member of the Pae Ora Team and Senior Strategic Leadership Team of the Te Uru Rauhi Directorate Leadership team and shall partner with other Operations Leads of Te Uru Rauhi / Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora Māori in the delivery of safe, efficient and comprehensive contemporary high quality, person and whānau centred clinical services.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Maori mental health and addiction practitioner who can demonstrate an understanding of our Maori community partners and networks along with proficient leadership knowledge and attributes to facilitate the development of whānau ora and Maori primary mental health and addiction capacity and reduction of demand on secondary care.

This person will have experience of role modelling partnership in the spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi with strengths in influencing and relationship building.

Our collective vision

The successful candidate will be offered the ability to contribute to the vision of Te Mātāpuna o te Ora providing kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services for whānau partnering with iwi to ensure flourishing resilient hapori / communities and have the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed and focused on contributing to equity of health outcomes.

We are looking for a person who is excited by change, who is committed to ensuring quality culturally responsive care that will influence the way in which we lead transformational service design and delivery.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks.

These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

General Information

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000.

In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures.

Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

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