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Employment Consultant/Kairapu Tūranga Mahi - Supporting Māori

Kia ora, Tālofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Sastrikal, Namaste, Salam and warm Pacific greetings to you.

Workwise employment consultants/ kairapu tūranga mahi have a really unique job. We work with people/ tāngata whai mahi who are facing personal or health challenges and help them to find and keep work.

Are you someone who enjoys making a difference in people’s lives? You will work closely with people accessing community mental health and addictions support, social services, government agencies, training providers and employers.

No two days are the same as an employment consultant. We work alongside people and their whānau, who have a range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

Permanent, full-time position available, working Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm (with some flexibility possible). This role has a focus of working within a Māori model of practice, and is based at a Māori Mental Health Clinic in Central Auckland.

About us

Workwise has been operating for over 20 years across the country. We are part of the Wise Group, a leading provider of mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the team leader and joining our Auckland team.


If you think the following sounds like you, please apply:

  • Good at building relationships and excited by achieving results for people and communities.
  • Love being part of a team, but can confidently work independently.
  • Able to think quickly and problem-solve effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Are experienced working in the social service, addiction, youth, mental health, disability, employment or aligned sectors.
  • Has a strong knowledge of tikanga Māori and te reo Māori.

It is preferred that applicants hold the New Zealand Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you can commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Workwise. We offer significant support to complete this study, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

Supporting you

We will support you by ensuring you have the tools needed to be successful, including access to a laptops, cars and mobile phone. We offer good opportunities for training and development.

Closing Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candiate is found prior to the closing date.

Position Description:

Contact: Paris Barbara-Perez, 027 267 4327

Workwise is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment.

**All new appointees into Workwise require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as working under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.