Kaumatua Te Whare ō Matairangi
Capital Health Careers
Wellington, New Zealand
8d ago


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region.

CCDHB operates two hospitals Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

We also operate Te Korowai-Whāriki, a large mental health campus based at Porirua.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.

With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Te Whare ō Matairangi (Capital and Coast DHB’s Adult Mental Health Recovery Unit) service seeks to employ a Kaumātua who will actively incorporate etahi o ngā tikanga tūturu a kui mā a koro mā into all areas of our service, enhancing our ability to :

  • Provide a holistic approach to Māori health, using aspects of tikanga māori tūturu mai nehe rā.
  • Assist tangata and whanau with tikanga to engage in treatment and assessments.
  • We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team with a passion for providing specialist services and treatment to acutely unwell services users / tangata whaiora.

    This position is 40 hours from Monday-Friday based at Wellington Hospital, Newtown.

    Kaumātua act as links between health services, hapū, iwi and Māori communities within the areas we serve. The Kaumātua is expected to represent health concerns and aspirations of the Maori people encompassing a Hauora Māori perspective and ensuring service delivery is culturally safe and appropriate.

    Kaumātua will maintain the integrity and dignity of Maori Mental Health tangata whaiora and their whanau when working with them.

    At a service level, Kaumātua are in a position to shape services to better meet the needs of tangata whaiora and whanau.

    As cultural specialists within the wider health team they are well placed to influence the quality of engagement through cultural advice and practice.

    The role of Kaumātua is to bridge the cultural divide between individuals and their whānau, communities and health providers, clinicians and support workers, and ultimately facilitate best Tangata whaiora and whānau outcomes.


    Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

    Applications close on 24th September 2018. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format.

    For further information on this role, please email recruitment ccdhb.org.nz and please indicate the vacancy number (SS175-

    18) and job title in the subject line.


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