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Kaitohu-kakano Whakauru / Cultural Clinical Educator

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Location: Wellington Regional Hospital/Kenepuru Hospital/Hutt Valley Hospital

Service: MHAIDS – Learning and Development Service

Salary: As per MECA, dependant on skillset

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Are you dynamic and creative with ability to translate Te Āo Māori concepts into the way mental health professionals work with Tangata Whaiora? Then this is the ideal role for you.

MHAIDS are seeking a Kaitohu-Kakano Whakauru who can lead the development and delivery of a contemporary cultural education across the service, ensuring Tiriti o Waitangi and cultural concepts are well integrated into all education programs and professional clinical practice.

The role builds on foundation constructs of Tangata Tiriti & Tangata Whenua partnership and implicit bias and ensures that Te Whare Tapa Whā is embedded into clinical frameworks. However, there is scope to develop further and think outside the box in meeting the primary goal of improving outcomes for Māori accessing our service.

The Kaitohu-Kakano Whakauru also has a key role in supporting MHAIDS staff cultural competency skills by being available for support, advice and promoting that cultural concepts are evident in all MHAIDS education / training programs. This includes overseeing the Diversity programs that enhance clinical practice with all cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) client groups within MHAIDS.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

MHAIDS Learning and Development are a diverse team of Educators, Instructional Designers and Administrators with a range of experience from relatively new to 20+ years of experience in education or training. Each of our team have their own brief on the areas they deliver education but the vision is to create a supportive cohesive team. The team is responsible for organising and delivering programs that support workforce development and capability across all MHAIDS staff. We also work collaboratively with other subject matter experts (Lived experience, Whānau) to deliver training in a variety of other areas.

Moū – About you

Our Kaitohu-Kakano Whakauru needs to have a strong sense of who are they and where they are from. This requires a high level of self -awareness, emotional intelligence and the ability to articulate Te Āo Māori concepts in a mana-enhancing manner that is understood at all learning levels.

Ideally, you will have clinical and education/training experience, and are passionate about culturally competent practice. Being able to work autonomously and maintain effective key relationships are attributes for this position to be effective.

A good sense of humor would be beneficial but not essential in doing this role but there are times when the challenges can seem difficult. A capacity to work both independently and as part of a team is vital to the role.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email Philip.Adamson@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH158-22) in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed