Pukenga Atawhai


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

The role of the Pukenga Atawhai is to mahi alongside Tangata Whaiora, providing education and support underpinned by a strong cultural component in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.

This role will see you working alongside clinical staff to provide education and role modelling to ensure culturally appropriate treatment is provided. We are looking for a fixed term full time Pukenga Atawhai position till the 16/02/2019.

You’ll be a key member of our multidisciplinary teams. Your primary responsibility will be to complete Te Arotakenga (cultural assessments) as well as support/ educate Tangata Whaiora and their whanau through the service.

To be the right person for this role you will have a strong knowledge of Te Reo and Tikanga Maori, an ability to work holistically with Tangata Whaiora. With experience in Hauora Maori being additionally desirable. You will assist and support staff in understanding Tikanga Maori and be proactive in promoting the Pukenga Atawhai role. In this role you will be part of, and be supported by, Te Korowai Atawhai, the Maori Mental Health Service.

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

Phone: 03 3377961

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

Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 234797

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018