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Kaiārahi Māori - Cultural Lead – Spring Hill Prison

We are now seeking a permanent full time Kaiārahi Māori – Cultural Lead to join our Odyssey drug treatment programme team based at Spring Hill Prison near Hampton Downs, Waikato.

To be effective in this role you will have experience and be confident in Tikanga Māori, Te Reo Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and will be comfortable with mihi/whaikōrero, kapa haka and marae protocol. You must be passionate about working with tāngata whai ora, and able to work creatively and productively whilst having a strong ability to create an environment where they can meet their full potential.

The Spring Hill DTP delivers six-month therapeutic programmes and aftercare support for up to 40 men. Your role will culturally support the facilitation of groups, supporting clients in achieving treatment goals and working closely with clinical colleagues to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Odyssey can offer you:

  • A competitive salary and benefits
  • 22 days annual leave
  • Location allowance and weekly travel assistance payments
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • A dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about what we do
  • A healthy workplace, which is smoke free

More about us:

Odyssey has supported thousands of New Zealanders whose lives are affected by alcohol, drug or other addiction challenges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau.

To apply, please send us your CV and a cover letter, and complete the additional information questionnaire online. For all enquiries, please contact Trina Tauvela on 021 578262.

Closing date: 1st April 2022

Please note that this role must be performed by a fully vaccinated worker. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is required before the successful candidate can comment employment in the role. Police and Ministry of Social Development clearance checks are also required.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We particularly encourage applications from Māori and Pasifika candidates.