Kahu Taurima  - Midwife

He kōrero mō mātou | About Us:

Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) and Not for Profit Charitable Trust with Māori provider status committed to providing quality health and social services to the community.  We are passionate about improving the health and social outcomes through free, innovative primary care and community services across the region with a focus on Māori, Pacific, tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and other high-needs populations. 

Ko te tῡranga Mahi- About the Service

Our new service, Kahu Taurima, is a whānau centred service for maternity and early years – a childs first 2,000 days from conception to five years old.  This service will ensure that māma/hapu māma, papa, pēpi, tamariki and whānau have access to a full range of health and social services for the first 2,000 days that are responsive to their needs.   In addition our Kahu Taurima service will work with our other existing services supporting mama/hapu mama, pēpi and tamariki including Outreach Immunisation Service, Kaimanaaki, Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures, Community Connector service and Noho Ãhuru Healthy Homes.

We want the best kaimahi leading, influencing, working collaboratively, enhancing our health and social services to achieve better health outcomes for hapu wahine, māma, papa, pēpi and whānau

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Role:

This important role will essentially be an advisory role.  As a knowledgeable registered midwife you will be a secondary maternity carer, using your vast experience, skills and networks to help achieve better health outcomes for hapu wahine, māma, papa, pēpi and whānau

He kōrero mōu | About You:

You will be a registered midwife - knowledgeable, approachable, friendly, have great communication skills, and be able to provide value, support and clinical expertise to, māma, and whānau.  You will be confident to develop a tamariki centric whanau-plan that incorporates health and social needs and whanau aspirations and implement utilising whanau expertise and the skills and services of the integrated team within Kahu Taurima and Te Puna Manawa, and will thrive within a te ao Māori framework, and will have the skills and expertise to support the programme Kaupapa.   

Preferred Skill Requirements:

  • Five years plus midwifery experience
  • Experience working with Māori communities from a te ao Māori perspective
  • A strong whānau ora approach with a particular focus on hapu wahine, māma, papa, pēpi and whānau
  • Experience in delivering frontline services that embraces Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti
  • Well-developed networks in the community
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori
  • The ability to connect with families through whakawhanaungatanga
  • Full, clean drivers’ licence

All kaimahi will be supported with supervision, training and development opportunities, and provided with a mobile phone, laptop, and access to fleet vehicles.

Ko tā mātou mahi | We Offer:

  • Opportunity to make a positive difference in our communities
  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development
  • Full orientation and induction
  • Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Passionate and dedicated team
  • Social Club

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter to careers@healthwest.co.nz today!  Closing date: 5pm, Friday 8 December 2023. 

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this position.  

Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST is committed to a fair recruitment process in accordance with equal employment opportunity principles.