2 x Poutātaki - Welfare Advisors


Poutātaki | Welfare Advisors

  • Two newly created permanent, full-time advisor positions
  • One of the very few opportunities that would allow you to make a difference in day to day lives of our people and their wellbeing and health
  • Be an instrumental part of the establishment of the Welfare Advisory service within the DHB

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people who live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Being an instrumental part of our People and Capability service, the Wellbeing, Health and Safety team is on a transformational journey to prepare our workforce for the challenges they might face in the future. The team consists of a large range of professionals from rehab advisors, occupational health nurses and specialist, as well as health and safety professionals. Our desire to fully encompass all aspects of people’s wellbeing and health led to the creation of these Welfare Advisor roles.

The Role: Where you fit in

About this role:

The Welfare Advisor is responsible for providing structured group support, one to one advice and interventions for all DHB employees and their whanau while contributing to the promotion of wellbeing awareness and the importance of self-care with individuals and groups.

This is an opportunity for you to help shape the well-being, health & safety of employees that will have real impact towards people’s experience at work and help them provide the best care for our community as possible.

In this role you may find yourself:

  • Going into parts of our health system after a traumatic event to check in with managers and our people about their well-being
  • Help create support plans for people who have been adversely impacted by work related issues
  • Partner and advise managers who may have a team member struggling with mental health or well-being
  • Work collaboratively with our occupational health team and our culture team to develop new solutions to support our people’s well-being
  • Identify trends of low resilience and areas where we need to prioritise our support
  • Contribute & shape what our Welfare Advisory service looks like when it is responding to the real needs of our people

Your skills will include:

  • Holds appropriate professional qualifications/memberships
  • Experience in dealing with trauma
  • Strong partnering and relationship building skills
  • Skilled in conflict resolution

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply now! Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

For additional information about this role please contact Tania Beynon (Head of Well-being Health & Safety) tania.beynon@cdhb.health.nz


Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC0378903

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Closing 24/9/2019 - Apply Now!