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Taurawhiri - Cultural Advisor, Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services

Last update 2024-03-04
Expires 2024-03-04
ID #2028794432
Taurawhiri - Cultural Advisor, Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified February 13, 2024


Taurawhiri - Cultural Advisor, Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services E nga mana, e nga reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake i tenei Turanga, kua tu watea mai hei kaimahi Maori mo Te Whatu Ora Waitemata.

Tona taitara he: Taurawhiri.

* Permanent opportunity * 4 full-time roles (40 hrs per week) * Roles are available in the following areas: * Te Aka - tane and wahine Tari Kaupapa Maori medium secure forensic mental health rehabilitation * E Tu Tanekaha - male and female medium secure mental health rehabilitation * Pohutukawa - male forensic intellectually disabled offenders admission and medium secure * Forensic Community Reintegration Service - transitional service from inpatient to community based rehabilitation Ko wai matou: Who we are The Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services, or the Mason Clinic as it is often known, is the largest Forensic Mental Health Service in New Zealand.

We serve the four Northern District Health Boards including all courts in the northern region and five prisons.

We deliver a comprehensive range of Forensic Mental Health Services, including secure inpatient acute and rehabilitation services that connect to community rehabilitation services, services for offenders with an intellectual disability, culture-specific programmes for Maori, court liaison and prison mental health services.

This includes a regional service to Northland Region Corrections Facility at Ngawha and Northland.

Our vision, mission and values are inclusive, founded on a therapeutic commitment to service users, their whanau and the community.

We are committed to both process and outcome quality, best evidence-based practice, a management environment that is respectful of all staff and an ongoing learning environment.

The Mason Approach has a number of core values which include providing respectful, safe and involving services, delivering recovery and strengths-focused care that is culturally appropriate, evidence and values based.

We continue to develop our services to support Tikanga Maori within our facility and are looking to recruit a Taurawhiri - Cultural Advisor.

We are looking for someone who has a strong understanding of whanaungatanga, confident in Te Reo Maori and has experience in Maori health care to work as an integral part of the Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services.

The Taurawhiri will be responsible for providing Tikanga Maori cultural assessments to support an appropriate treatment pathway for Maori service users on the forensic caseload.

Essential * Understanding in Te Reo Maori me ona Tikanga * Strong understanding of the importance and meaning of Te Tiriti o Waitangi * Knowledge of the Maori Health model * Affinity to working with Maori whanau, iwi, hapu * Proficiency in Matauranga Maori Desired * Work experience in Mental Health organisations * Knowledge of substance abuse programmes To view a copy of the Position Description click here.

To be considered, please apply directly by clicking on the 'apply' button in this advertisement or visit our website at, quoting reference number WDHBEOI6 For more information about the position, please contact Barry Penne-Gestro, Cultural Team Leader, on 0210 2214 109.

For more information about our recruitment process, please contact Abigail Sana Matic, Recruitment Consultant (09) 442 7253.

Closing Date: 9th March 2024 Position Number: WDHBEOI6

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Taurawhiri - cultural advisor, auckland regional forensic psychiatry services

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