Kaiāwhina

E ngā mana, E ngā reo, E ngā karangatanga maha, Tēnā Koutou Katoa

Hospice Waikato is an organisation focused on leading the way in the growing specialist field of community palliative care. We are totally committed to providing patient focused, highly professional care, for Waikato people living with life limiting or life-threatening illnesses and for those who support them.

Hospice Waikato
• Recognises people and the difference they make
• Actively supports developing its people to the highest professional skill level
• Understands the value of emotional support for all
• Delivers its services with a multidisciplinary focus
• Consistently strives to be the best in its field
• Is committed to delivering services truly aligned with the principles of Te Tiriti/the Treaty of Waitangi

n exciting opportunity has arisen for a Kaiāwhina to join our team on a permanent part-time basis, 3 days per week. The Kaiāwhina role is responsible for developing and delivering education on bicultural understandings and Tikanga guidelines within the context of palliative care, for our teams and those that we support and care for. To succeed in this role, you will need to be highly motivated and innovative, as well as having strong education, communication, relationship management and administrative skills. Supporting patients and their whanau is something the successful applicant will also need to be comfortable doing.

To be the right fit for this role and our organisation you would bring:

Essential:
• A tertiary qualification in Education, Health and/or Social Sciences
• Sound understanding of Te Tiriti/the Treaty of Waitangi and its practical application in the context of Health and
or Social Science sector
• Education experience
• In-depth knowledge of Tikanga Māori
• Knowledge of Māori Health providers and social services agencies with the Waikato region
• Experience in working autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team
• Emotional maturity and resilience
• Current full New Zealand driver’s licence
• Established networks within Māori communities

Desirable
• Proficient in both written and spoken Te Reo
• Understanding of palliative care and/or community-based health service delivery

If this sounds like the role and an organisation you want to be a part of then please send your cover letter and CV to hr@hospicewaikato.org.nz

The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment health screening (including drug testing) and complete a Ministry of Justice criminal records check, the results of which must be to Hospice Waikato’s satisfaction. Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

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