Job vacancy – Programme Lead, Mental Health

Sep 10, 2021

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Job vacancy – Programme Lead, Mental Health

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with programme management expertise to play a key role in the development and implementation of kaupapa Māori primary mental health initiatives.

The role

A key focus of this role will be the implementation and ongoing management of a kaupapa Māori primary mental health initiative (Te Kūwatawata) across three District Health Boards and multiple providers.  Specifically, this role will provide management and coordination of staff and providers that deliver the Te Kūwatawata programme to whānau. Te Kūwatawata is a service that links whānau with whakapapa through pūrākau to the characteristics of their atua, their tipuna and, ultimately, their pre-colonised selves. Working in partnership with community providers, National Hauora Coalition (NHC) is the coordinating agency for the Te Kūwatawata programme in Auckland, Counties Manukau, and Waikato.

The role will develop and support collaboration and relationship-based approaches to build networks of providers, government agencies and community organisations to strengthen service delivery and improve mental health outcomes for whānau. NHC is intent on expanding access to, and choice of, primary mental health and addictions services for Māori and other priority populations with further initiatives under development. This role will contribute to the development and implementation of this mahi.

Who are we?

The vision of NHC is mana whānau – whānau ora or prosperous families living well.  We believe that whānau who are nurturing, healthy, engaged, knowledgeable and prosperous are positioned to succeed, to the benefit of all New Zealand. NHC endeavours to achieve its vision though its mission of equity of health and social outcomes.  We do this by designing, coordinating and delivering services that bring innovation and greater effectiveness to health and social programmes.  NHC is a Māori-led and culturally driven organisation that supports solutions for all whānau, especially those communities that are not well served by existing services.

If you have the skills to make a difference and contribute to a dynamic and transformative organisation, please apply! We intend to consider applicants as they apply, so please don’t delay submitting your application.

To apply or for more information, please send a cover letter and CV to Phil Light, Lead – Innovation and Expansion phill@nhc.maori.nz