Fixed Term (2 years) / Part-time (0.6 FTE)
Ōtautahi/Christchurch – or open to other NZ locations

Kia hiwa rā!

We are looking for an experienced Clinical Director to join our new programme of Whānau as First Navigators.  The Whānau as First Navigators programme is an iwi-led response to whānau wellbeing in Te Waipounamu, and an exemplar of what a modern Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership should look like. It’s about taking a “for Māori by Māori” approach to ensure the heritage, mana, whakapapa and cultural identity of our tamariki and whānau are thriving.

As part of this three-year programme, we now seek a suitably qualified individual who has previous clinical practice experience in whānau wellbeing, child development, Māori models of health and working in a Māori context.  As a talented Clinical Director, we expect you to participate in a variety of workstreams associated with the Whānau as First Navigators programme. You will be accountable for providing clinical leadership and guidance to the project manager and project team.

Do you have…?

  • Proven ability to work effectively in teams, and to achieve outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship abilities
  • Excellent analytical and strategic skills
  • A customer focused mind set (sense of manaakitanga)
  • Excellent collaboration skills in a team environment
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Understanding of, or eagerness to learn Ngāi Tahu values, tikanga and te reo Māori
  • An awareness of and affinity for the needs and aspirations of our ultimate stakeholders, Ngāi Tahu whānui.
  • Demonstrated openness to learning and embracing a bi-cultural environment and moderating practices to suit
  • Familiarity with the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to the work of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Does your technical aptitude include…?

  • Professional experience as a registered medical or health care practitioner
  • Significant health practice experience in culturally diverse communities
  • Experience and expertise in at least one of: medicine, public health, primary health care, nursing, quality improvement, Maori health, Pacific health, allied health, and/or clinical care
  • Knowledge and experience of population health approaches that impact on health inequities
  • Proven ability to write and talk about complex clinical and technical issues clearly and concisely.
  • Proven ability to tailor complex messages to a range of audiences including clinical, government, executive/senior managers, and the public

The successful applicant will have a strong affinity for the needs and aspirations of our ultimate stakeholders, Ngāi Tahu whānui. Alongside this, they will have an understanding of, or an eagerness to learn and engage with our Ngāi Tahu values and te reo Māori. Ka tika!

Mō mātou – About us

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu give effect to the aspirations of Ngāi Tahu whānui guided by our vision of ‘mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei’ (for us and our children after us’)

We pride ourselves on being a values-led organisation, investing in the professional and cultural development of our kaimahi (employees). You will have a unique opportunity to strengthen your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga. We offer a supportive, dynamic and excellence-driven workplace where we embrace diversity and inclusion.

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Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!