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Taurawhiri - Mason Clinic

Ko wai mātou: Who we are

Waitematā DHB acknowledge the way we plan and make decisions and deliver services every day is based on our values of everyone matters; with compassion; better, best, brilliant and connected.

The Mason Clinic’s vision, mission and values are inclusive; founded on a therapeutic commitment to patients, whānau and the community. Mason Clinic is a secure unit, located in Point Chevalier and provides integrated forensic mental health services to the northern region’s courts, prisons and general mental health services

The service catchment area for general mental illness is from the Bombay Hills to the top of the North. Offenders with an intellectual disability catchment are from Taupō to the top of the North Island.

This position will be based in our Kaupapa Māori Unit, Te AKA. Te AKA is a medium secure unit that is a mixed gender unit.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

The role will include:

  • Providing comprehensive cultural assessments, intervention, and recommendations for Māori Tangata Whai Ora living within RFPS Mason Clinic.
  • Deliver Tikanga Oranga/Cultural Assessments using Te Whare Tapa model of care, where appropriate providing recommendations on appropriate Māori cultural and clinical interventions
  • To provide a holistic and indigenous Kaupapa Māori learning environment that supports traditional Māori principles and values

Ngā He korero mōu: What we are looking for

To ensure service delivery and outcomes are meet you will need;

  • Fluency in Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga
  • Strong understanding of the importance of and meaning of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Knowledge of Māori Health models
  • Experience in working with tangata whai ora
  • Knowledge and practice of working with Māori whānau, iwi, hapū

If this sounds like you we welcome your application.