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Health Coach

Health Coach (Poutoko) 1 FTE – Multiple General Practice Sites

  • Make a significant impact in health and wellbeing within the community.
  • Work as part of a team providing holistic health interventions.
  • Use your skills and experience within a transformational model of care.

Health Hawke’s Bay – Te Oranga o Te Matau a Māui is looking for a Health Coach to join an established team to provide support to assist individuals and whanau to achieve their goals for their own wellbeing within general practice.

The purpose of Health Hawke’s Bay – Te Oranga o Te Matau a Māui is to ensure quality and appropriate services are provided in a culturally safe environment. We support primary and community healthcare providers in delivering timely, effective, quality services supported by a community development model. Health Coaches are likely to have a variety of backgrounds; they are most often people with training and experience in community health and/or people with lived experience of mental/health issues.

What is a Health Coach?

Health Coaches are an emerging workforce in New Zealand.

A Health Coach will work within a designated general practice or practices as an integral part of the team. Health Coaches will provide self-management support that will assist individuals and whanau to achieve their goals for their own mental wellbeing.

As a Health Coach you provide half hourly sessions with people experiencing any thoughts, feelings or behaviours that are impacting their overall wellbeing.

Health Coaches are likely to have a variety of backgrounds; they are most often people with good community connections and/or a lived experience of mental health issues.

About you

Ideally you will have experience engaging effectively with Māori, Pasifika, and youth.

In addition you will also need:

  • To be willing to embrace tikanga Māori
  • To have a good understanding of local communities
  • To be open to change and motivated to implement new ways of working
  • To be an excellent communicator and work in a collaborative, respectful, supportive and sensitive way
  • To have good organisational and time management skills
  • To learn quickly and be able to adapt to ever changing situations
  • To be experienced in practicing autonomously
  • Only applicants with the right to work in New Zealand should apply for this role

You will have a genuine interest in improving health outcomes for Māori and other underserved populations in our community, as well as a desire to understand and implement Māori models of care.

If you are the successful candidate you will be required to undertake our mandatory training via Te Pou in order to be fully endorsed as a Health Coach. You will also need to satisfactorily meet safety checking requirements as per the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014.

Please submit your CV with a covering letter to Jude.McRae@healthhb.co.nz.

For further information please contact Jude at the above email address.

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