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Kaimanaaki Practice Lead – Full Time / Permanent

Odyssey supports Tāngata Whai Ora and their whānau to flourish and enjoy wellbeing and recovery through the delivery of effective, evidence-based community and residential services. Working primarily with people experiencing alcohol, other drug or gambling related harms, we also support Tāngata Whai Ora who may be living with mental distress, trauma, disconnection, and compromised states of mauri and wairua.

We are now seeking a permanent full-time Kaimanaaki Practice Lead to join us, based at Ngā Wai (our Leadership and Service Support Hub) in New Windsor, West Auckland. As Kaimanaaki Practice Lead, the role draws on Mātauranga Māori, monitors the integrity of the tikanga and kawa across the organisation and supports our workforce to offer culturally safe services.

To be effective in this role you will have experience and be confident in Te Ao Māori, Te Reo Māori and the implementation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. You will have experience working clinically within the addiction sector including demonstrated capability to support, mentor and train kaimahi. Our Kaimanaaki Practice Lead needs to be passionate about working with Tāngata Whai Ora and whānau, as well as committed to enhancing and protecting their mana while they are manuhiri at Odyssey. You will be able to work creatively and productively to create an environment where Tāngata Whai Ora and kaimahi can meet their full potential.

Our pou (or pillars) – tika, pono, kaitiaki, manaaki and aroha – are the foundation of our work and relationships. Key responsibilities for this new role include:

· Design, develop, and align Māori cultural content with Odyssey’s current evidence-based programmes in group and individual settings.

· Ensure evaluation tools are appropriate to assess the effectiveness of service outcomes for Māori.

· Internally, share progress on and champion the development of Māori cultural content and practice.

· Externally, develop strong working relationships with Māori health providers and AOD networks, and advocate for Māori therapeutic approaches in the wider sector

Odyssey can offer you:

· A competitive salary and benefits

· 22 days annual leave

· Learning and development opportunities

· Varied work that supports the community

· A dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about what we do

· A healthy workplace, which is smoke free

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. Please also note that Police and Ministry of Social Development clearance checks will be required for this role.

All applicants should include a CV, cover letter, and complete the online registration and application forms. For all enquiries please contact Ula Mochocka on 021 578 262.

Closing date: 18th March

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