Vacancy – Senior Kaiawhina Hauora

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  • Aim high and make a difference
  • Career Progression Opportunity
  • Rewarding and challenging role
  • Vacancy in Bay of Plenty
  • Vacancy in Auckland
  • Vacancy in Wellington

Due to recent growth, What Ever It Takes are seeking to support, train and retain a unique talent pool of Senior Kaiawhina Hauora; to provide oversight, leadership and support to Kaiawhina Hauora, their Clients and their whānau.

Senior Kaiawhina Hauora

The Senior Kaiawhina is responsible to a Team Leader/Area Manager of What Ever it Takes Home Based Rehabilitation and Support Ltd for the implementation of the Company’s Contracts for Care. The Senior Kaiawhina will deliver the required services within the pertinent legislation and framework of delivery, Ngākau Purotu (Te Aho Takitoru).More specifically in addition to the Kaiawhina Hauora duties the Senior Kaiawhina is responsible to ensure the following areas are implemented on a day to day level by the Kaiawhina Hauora:

  • Compiling and distributing rosters on a weekly basis, ensuring they comply with contractual, funding obligations and client specific requirements.
  • Review and approve timesheets on a fortnightly basis
  • Provide on the job training to Kaiawhina Hauora
  • Ensure all documentation in clients’ home is correct and complete
  • Communicating effectively and in a timely manner with the Team Leader/Area Manager
  • Be on call for emergencies to the Kaiawhina Hauora and Clients you are supporting
  • Reporting any non-compliance to organisations policies and procedures
  • Ensure Te Aho Takitoru is implemented through all aspects of service delivery
  • Managing Client relationships on behalf of the Team Leader / Area Manager

Successful applicants will have fantastic organisational skills and time management. Be able to communicate clear and in a timely manner, both written and oral. Be people focused and have a full understanding and appreciation of Te Aho Takitoru and Te Ao Māori.

If you would like to view a job description or are interested in applying for this position, please contact Murray Gardiner, General Manager on Ph: (09) 818 3070 or 0800 WHATEVER or

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter and your updated CV to close 21 December 2018

Tau Maarea ki Uta Taiparatia te Amorei

“A legacy epitomised by the passion in which the journey is discovered”



 Kaiawhina, Hauora Maori (Support Coordinators – Complex Care)

(Full-time, part-time and casual positions available)

  • Unique opportunity to affect real change for Māori and whanau
  • Roles based in  Wellington, Manuawatu and Waikato region
  • Stable, supportive team
  • Dedicated professional team

 We are a kaupapa Māori service provider that supports our clients and whanau through those that have been affected by serious injury (traumatic brain injury and spinal injury) and nurtures their recovery.  We value the dignity of all people, justice, equality, diversity, partnerships, transparency and accountability.

We are calling for registrations of interest to work as a Kaiawhina Hauora, Clinical Support – Complex Care for our organisation as we move forward with an active growth strategy for 2016-2017.

The people we support require 24/7 complex intensive care assistance, so you will work rostered shifts, ensuring clients and their whanau are central to the decision-making process regarding all aspects of their path to recovery.  Your ability to formulate individualised, tailored recovery plans will be a key component in your ability to exceed your goals.

Your role will be challenging and emotionally charged, you will be rewarded with the knowledge you are making a real difference to the ongoing recovery of our clients and their whanau.

Please register your interest if you possess:

  • An unwavering belief that people can achieve what they set out to achieve.
  • Commitment to being honest, genuine and respectful.
  • Have an understanding of tikanga Māori and the influence of manaakitanga and whanaungatanga of the importance it plays in the journey to recovery.
  • Have the ability to develop and establish, supportive and collaborative relationships with those they work with including clinicians, members ofwhanau and relevant support networks and groups.     
  • An ability to source, utilise and share effective resources.
  • You will have a full, clean drivers licence.
  • Qualifications in health/social welfare, a valid first aid certificate and previous experience working within the health sector is all highly desirable.
  • A clear Ministry of Justice check.
  • Ability to work rosters (including weekends).

Not often does an opportunity present itself that offers you the chance to demonstrate your affinity and values for all things Māori.  We adopt a unique values driven approach towards the delivery of services and achieve real, measurable outcomes.

Your passion breaking down barriers that prevent people from living life to the fullest will be rewarded by full training, a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity to work within a supportive, collaborative team.

Please email your initial enquiry with an updated CV to

U ki te Whanau Ora – Nurturing the whanau