Pukenga Atawhai - CAFSouth


Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi 


This permanent full time (1 FTE) position is a wonderful opportunity to work in partnership with clinicians in the Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service, South Community and Outreach Team (CAFSouth) and with Tamariki, Rangatahi and their Whanau. Be part of a team that works collaboratively with other agencies to improve the journey for Tangata Whaiora and their Whanau.

CAFSouth clinicians provide case management, assessment and clinical intervention to young people from Christchurch to Ashburton with a significant mental illness. You will be an integral member of our multidisciplinary team in this non clinical role. Your primary responsibility will be to complete Te Arotakenga (cultural assessments) as well as to provide tautoko and manaaki for Tangata Whaiora and their whanau through the service.  Being aware of fluent (Mātauranga Maori – The Maori World View) in Te Reo and Tikanga Maori will be important.

Use your natural attributes and knowledge of whanaungatanga to link nga Tangata Whaiora in with their Whanau, Hapu, Iwi, Marae and Waka and community agencies to ensure culturally appropriate care is in place for Tangata Whaiora. Help and support our team in understanding Tikanga Maori and be proactive in promoting the Pukenga Atawhai role, part of Te Korowai Atawhai, the Maori Specialty Mental Health Service. There is an on-call requirement as part of Te Korowai Atawhai and travel will be required in this role

Belonging Here: Becoming Part of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact

Email: Hayley.Buick@cdhb.health.nz

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 235213

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019