Maori Health Promotion Advisor – Royal New Zealand Plunket Society – Auckland

Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of five.  Plunket has been welcomed into the homes of New Zealand families for over 100 years – giving parent the support they need to nurture healthy, happy babies, when and where they need it.

The communities we serve are changing and our business strategy recognises the need for our organisation to continuously improve and remain relevant.  An important part of our new operational model, the creation of two regional Health Promotion Advisor Maori positions will add a new dimension to how we deliver services to our Maori clients and whanau.

These positions are an exciting opportunity to provide support, resources and information to the Maori community, enabling communities and individuals to develop strategies to improve health in key areas.  In this position, you will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and evaluating health promotion programmes in accordance with the Treaty of Waitangi, Ottawa Charter and the Jakarta Declaration.

These new roles will see you working alongside others to develop our approach to health promotion and bringing important professional expertise to how we work with Maori communities and whanau.  The role will require national travel.The ideal candidate will have significant health promotion experience in a health or community organisation. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to liaise with a diverse range of people within the Maori community are essential, along with fluency in Te Reo.

You will have a tertiary qualification in health or social sciences and a qualification in Public Health or Health Promotion (or a commitment that you will work towards one during your first year with Plunket).

Are you the person who will achieve positive results, manage and implement successful health initiatives for our organisation that makes kids the heart and spark of our Maori community?

Two full time, permanent positions are available one based in Auckland and covering the Northern North Island (all of Auckland and Northland) and the other role based in Wellington covering Waikato south (including the entire South Island region).
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Help us build the capacity of communities, organisations and individuals to improve health and well-being in the community and apply online at www.plunket.org.nz/careers. For more information contact Ulla Turner:  04 460 4624 or ulla.turner@plunket.org.nz.

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