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Taurawhiri - MOKO Services

Whiitiki Maurea

Māori Mental Health and Addictions Service

In Patient Unit

  • Are you passionate about improving outcomes for Māori?
  • Do you have knowledge of tikanga me ōna āhuatanga katoa me Te Reo Rangatira?
  • Want to join us in providing quality service for Māori tangata whai i te ora?

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. He karanga tēnei ki te hunga e hiahia ana nei te tono mai ki tēnei tūranga e wātea ana, arā te Taurawhiri mō Whiitiki Maurea- Māori Mental Health and Addictions Services.

We are currently seeking an exceptional person to fill the above role for Whītiki Maurea based in West Auckland.

The main purpose of this position is to enhance our clinical care through the use of mātauranga Māori. This will see you providing Māori advice, guidance and support to tangata whai i te ora and their whānau, undertaking cultural assessments and cultural intervention and supporting the cultural development of the wider team.

This role is based at Waitarau In Patient Unit, and will be closely supported by our Taurawhiri, Kaumātua and Cultural Team Leader.

The position would suit a person who is proficient in Te Reo Rangatira me ōna Tikanga, and is passionate about improving Māori health and wellbeing. Experience in mental health and addictions are desirable as is an understanding of Māori community support mechanisms. A good understanding of Māori health models and the concept of whānau ora is essential.

For further information please contact Kelly Te Kare on For recruitment enquiries please contact Charlene Macrae on

For a position description click here

Closing Date: 22 August 2021

Job Number: WDHB11229



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