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Position Title: Pou Tāki Māori Educator - Dunedin
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 03/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 23/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 059522
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Pou Tāki Māori Educator

Southern DHB Māori Health Directorate


  • New fulltime position within Māori Health
  • 40 Hours per week
  • Based in Dunedin .


About the Team

The Pou Tāki Māori Education Service sits within the Southern DHB Māori Health Directorate which comprises of the Southern Māori Health Leadership Team, Southern DHB Kaumatua and the secondary care Kaupapa Māori General Health Services of Te Ara Hauora and Te Huinga Tahi with cultural support for the secondary care Kaupapa Māori Mental Health Services of Te Oranga Tonu Tanga and Te Korowai Hou Ora.  The Pou Tāki Māori Education Service has a 1.0 FTE position based in Dunedin and a 0.5 FTE position based in Invercargill. 

About the Role

The Pou Tāki Māori Educator will build and increase the cultural competency and cultural responsiveness in alignment with clinical, allied health, scientific and technical competencies for the Southern DHB health workforce and other services and Rural Trust hospitals, using guidance and direction under the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The Pou Tāki Māori Educator key focus is to provide a Māori cultural education programme with a practical application relating to NZ health professional registration competencies working closely with the University of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and Southern Institute of Technology and other training providers to build and retain workforce capacity and capability of new graduates.     

The Pou Tāki Māori Educator will work in partnership with the Southern DHB Professional Development Unit to provide cultural advice for other Southern DHB education programmes. The position will provide cultural advice and support to the Southern DHB Māori Health Directorate and other Southern DHB programmes. 

About You

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is a recognized Māori clinical or Māori cultural educator with knowledge of the health and disability sector.

  • You will have a health professional/tertiary qualification with experience in a clinical health setting.
  • Have competent  knowledge and skills in Tikanga and Te Reo
  • Training or experience in delivering Māori education programs within the health sector
  • Is dependable, honest, ethical and have a high level of personal judgement
  • Self-motivating, can work independently and/or part of a team
  • A full New Zealand Drivers Licence.

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards

The Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date:  23rd September 2019

For further information please contact Sam Cunningham, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate and Women’s & Children’s Directorates Phone: (03) 213 5427 or Email:

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