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Position Title: Cultural Worker
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent, Part Time 0.5 FTE
Date Posted: 29/05/2018
Application Closing Date: 18/06/2018 11PM
Job #: 055755B
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Cultural Worker

Permanent, part-time


  • Part time, 20 hours per week
  • Seeking a dynamic and friendly team
  • Experienced Maori Health Worker  


The Youth Forensic Service based within the Youth Specialty Service Otago seeks an experienced Maori Health Cultural Worker to join their multi- disciplinary team on a permanent, part time basis.


The Youth Forensic Service is an out-patient service providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and/or referral for Youth who are engaged in offending behaviors, are involved with the juvenile justice system and are experiencing alcohol or other drug problems, emotional and/or mental health disorders.


In this role you will be expected to provide Tikanga Whakaaro (cultural assessment), Maioha Hou (Treatment Plan and review) whilst enhancing the wellbeing of Whanau, Iwi through Tikanga Maori and restoring balance of Hauora Maori.


You will bring an understanding and an active approach grounded in the use of Te Reo Maori, Tikanga and Whakawhanaungatanga, as well as an unwavering passion for working alongside youth and family within this specialised mental health service. Formal training is not required for this role but is highly regarded. Most importantly, a deep understanding and first-hand experience in the Maori protocol and traditions will see you excel in this role.


You will possess a high degree of enthusiasm and initiative in the role, including previous experience in mental health. You will be a strong supportive team player who is proactive in the multidisciplinary team and have a good understanding of working with people from all walks of life without judgement.



Closing Date: 18th June, 2018


For further information please contact Olivia Jory, Recruitment Advisor –Mental Health, Phone (03) 470 9605 or Email:

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