Huria Trust is committed to a vision of a fair and just society where Māori and non-Māori have equitable health outcomes. We are committed to the improvement of Māori health and achieving equity in health between Māori and non-Māori which is prioritised as a focus for all service delivery. The Trust promotes the social, cultural and physical health, wellbeing and independence of whānau in a professional manner from a Whānau Ora outcomes approach. Huria Trust operates alongside the Huria Marae Committee and provides day to day running of the marae and the activities that take place on that site.

The Whānau Ora Kaiāwhina works with priority whānau in the Tauranga Moana rohe and facilitates:
• a focus on reducing the health ‘gaps’ by supporting access to the health services whānau need in order to be healthy and well, as part of the integrated primary health team.
• access to those services through the processes of comprehensive whānau ora assessments and prioritisation of access according to identified needs.
Ideally the successful applicant will have a current practising certificate issued by the Social Workers Registration Board NZ and training and/or experience in the delivery of Whānau Ora services.
This is a fulltime fixed term role.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have:
• the ability to connect compassionately and collaboratively with whānau and health care professionals.
• a good understanding/working knowledge of hapū and iwi within the Tauranga Moana and surrounding rohe.
• community experience and in particular in our most at risk communities.
• a commitment to improved outcomes for whānau.
• the ability to report accurately using a number of different software.

Key personal specifications are:
• Current MyVaccine Pass
• Clean criminal record
• Great engagement skills
• An understanding of whānau ora
• Connection to local hapū/Iwi
• A good understanding of Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga
• An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application within health settings
• Knowledge of indigenous models of practice
• Good networking skills
• NZ residency
• Full NZ driver’s licence
• Clean criminal record
A job description and application form for this role are available on request (contact details below).

How to Apply
You will be required to submit the following information:

  1. Huria Trust application form
  2. A letter of interest, explaining why you should be considered for the position.
  3. A copy of your current CV.
    Please send your expression of interest to admin@huriatrust.co.nz
    Applications close 5pm, Friday 25 February 2022.