Cultural Advisor - Otago Correctional Facility, Drug Treatment Programme

Do you want to contribute to the vision of CareNZ - Manaaki Aotearoa striving for “Healthy people, healthy whānau free from the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs”? 
CareNZ is a leader in the provision of services and interventions for people experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs, with a range of community and prison based services across New Zealand. 

The Cultural Advisor will:
•    Support and build staff cultural competency
•    Support the integration of Mātauranga Māori within the therapeutic community
•    Provide training, mentoring and development for DTP personnel
•    Support the programme participants to enhance their own cultural identity and mana
•    Monitor and maintain the cultural integrity of the cultural concepts, frameworks and competencies used in the programme
•    Support reflective practice from a cultural perspective.  
 The Cultural Support Worker is expected to:
•    Be fluent in te reo me ona tikanga Māori
•    Have the mana to provide leadership, and engage and influence others to be responsive to Māori
•    Have an understanding of therapeutic practices and the ability to weave key concepts and practices with a Māori world view is vital.  
•    Have knowledge of and commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
•    Have an ability to communicate clearly to varied audiences in verbal and written form
•    Be able to work independently and unsupervised while maintaining high standards of accountability
•    Have effective relationship management across multiple business groups and teams
•    Have a passion to support tangata whaiora and their whanau on their journey of recovery/wellness
•    Have a professional approach to work with healthy boundaries

We offer a competitive salary, professional registration, professional development and a job that makes a difference to people's lives.

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact
Matire Kupenga-Wanoa at [email protected]

•    Appointments are subject to your convictions history being obtained and being acceptable to CareNZ. All applicants must have New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency and a full current New Zealand Driver's Licence to be eligible for this role.

Closes: Applications close: 5.00 pm, Friday 28 May 2020