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Kaimanaaki (Wellbeing Support)

Do you want to support our tamariki to be better, stronger and have hinengaro wellbeing into the future? Are you interested in working with schools to deliver wellbeing approaches to support tamariki and whaanau? Are you passionate about delivering services that promote ooritetanga me taurite (health equality and equity)? Do you want to be involved in an exciting new service?

Then we have your ideal role!

Kia Ora Ake is a new locally co-designed tamariki hinengaro wellbeing approach for Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau and is part of the national Mana Ake programme. Mana Ake is a school based holistic wellbeing approach providing support to primary and intermediate school aged tamariki, their whaanau and schools.

You will develop relationships with new and existing schools to deliver the Kia Ora Ake approach to support tamariki and whaanau wellbeing. You will work with schools, kura Maaori, Wellbeing Practitioner, workforce development agencies and Ministry of Education staff. You will be involved in delivering whole of school programmes, group or classroom level programmes and/or support tamariki and their whaanau to reach their hinengaro goals.

You will be part of an exciting new team in Odyssey based in New Windsor, Central Auckland. This team will work regionally in Counties Manukau alongside the wider Kia Ora Ake Provider’s network to support tamariki and whaanau.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • At least two years’ relevant work experience in an education, social services, addictions and/or mental health setting
  • Experience working with and advocating for young people (preferably tamariki) and whaanau with mental health/wellbeing challenges
  • A relevant qualification (minimum level 4) e.g. National Certificate Health and Care
  • Demonstrated understanding of Maaori tikanga and the application of te Tiriti or Waitangi
  • Full current New Zealand Drivers Licence

In return, we offer:

  • A salary between $55,910 and $63,564 depending on qualifications and experience
  • 22 days annual leave
  • 5 days study leave per annum
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • A dedicated team and supportive work environment

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 Michelle Nicholson on 021 578262.

Closing date: Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Please note that Police and Oranga Tamariki clearance checks are required for this role.

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.