Principal Clinical Advisor – Maori

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Clinical
  • Location: Auckland/Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1508163
  • Job Title: Principal Clinical Advisor – Maori
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  • Summary:
  • Make your mark and contribute your expertise in Māori suicide prevention to the work being done to lower the suidice rate of Aotearoa New Zealand.  
  • Contribute to shaping our mahi in strengthening Māori mental health wellbeing in whānau, hapu, iwi and communities
  • Share your skills, knowledge expertise and experiences of mātauranga Pākeha and mātauranga Māori by joining our dedicated team in responding to ‘He tapu te oranga o ia tangata’.

 

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! He pūrongo ki te motu whānui.

Ngā mihi nui o te tau hou Pākeha ki a koutou katoa.  He tūranga Māori tēnei kei roto i ngā mahi ki te whakakore i ngā mate whakamomori waenganui ngā whānau, hapu, iwi, hāpori Māori o Aotearoa.

 

  • Exciting new 0.4FTE 18 month fixed term role within the newly established Suicide Prevention Office
  • Opportunity to have impact in contributing to Māori suicide prevention andto shaping our mahi in strengthening Māori mental health wellbeing in whānau, hapu, iwi and communities
  • Ability to share your skills, knowledge expertise and experiences of mātauranga Pākeha and mātauranga Māori by joining our dedicated team in responding to ‘He tapu te oranga o ia tangata’.
  • ‘He tapu te oranga o ia tangata’ strategy refers to Māori belief that the wellbeing of all people is sacred.
  • This strategy and action plan commits to doing better for Māori and supporting Māori to take a leadership role and control of their wellbeing and recovery.
  • Role can be based at either our Wellington or Auckland Office.

 

No reira e ngā iwi, e ngā mana, e ngā karangatanga maha, he karanga tēnei ki te tuku mai o koutou tono mo te mahi kei roto i tēnei kaupapa hohonu, i tēnei kaupapa rangatira.   

 

We are looking for a person with passion, drive, knowledge, experience and expertise in the appointment of a Principal Clinical Advisor Māori into the Suicide Prevention Office.

 

The Suicide Prevention Office is hosted by the Ministry of Health and was established as a key action of the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga, the Report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

 

This challenging and important 0.4 FTE role will provide high quality, strategic advice, leadership, anlaysis and recommendations that support the Suicide Prevention Office to deliver its work programme aligned to ‘He tapu te oranga o ia tangata’.  You will act as the subject matter expert on Māori suicide prevention approaches, and maintain strong working relationships enabling effective collaboration with stakeholders.  

 

The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nation’s health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.

 

You will bring the following experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in a health or relevant field and/or equivalent experience
  • Expertise in suicide prevention, and in particular from a Māori world view and across the age range
  • Exceptional communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence a range of key internal and external stakeholders, at all levels
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, and the ability to write for a range of audiences
  • An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and whānau, hapū, iwi needs, engagement and context. Understanding and/or fluency in  te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, matauranga and kaupapa Maori a would be a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience of public health approaches that impact on health inequities  would be an advantage
  • A collegial attitude and desire to work with colleagues to achieve results, and share your knowledge and expertise to support the growth of the team
  • Government experience is not a requirement, but may be beneficial

 

 The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 

 

You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at careers.health.govt.nz. Please click ‘Apply for this Job‘ to upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information regarding the role, please contact Recruitment  at recruitment@health.govt.nz , quoting reference number MOH/1508163 

Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Wednesday 10th February, 2021. 

 

We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at recruitment@health.govt.nz or on +64 4 816 2478 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.