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Kai‚whina (0.4 FTE)

Kaiâwhina/Kaitakawaenga – Family Support Team
0.4 FTE (16 hours per week)


The Northern Hospice Alliance incorporates Hospice North Shore, Warkworth Wellsford Hospice and Hibiscus Hospice. Together we provide specialist palliative care services to patients and families living within our respective communities. The Alliance is committed to a forward thinking and innovative approach to service development and collaboration.


The Family Support Team play an integral role offering counselling, social work, cultural support, chaplaincy, life review and various support groups.


About the Role


This role will work across the Hibiscus and Warkworth Wellsford Hospices and will play a key role in providing support and advocacy services for our Mâori patients and whânau/families. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team you will provide support across our In-Patient Unit and within the local communities.

Education is a large part of what we do at Hospice and this role will develop and lead educational sessions around Mâori concepts of Spirituality, Death and Dying, and Treaty of Waitangi to the wider Rodney Community.

Key to success in this role will be establishing and maintaining effective relationships with Rodney district Mâori and Mâori Health Providers.

About You

You will be passionate about providing support and advocacy services for Mâori patients and whânau/families. You will have be fluent in te reo Mâori and have a strong understanding of Tikanga Mâori and be able to embrace a holistic approach

You will also have:

  • Connection to the local Mâori community and ability to build strong relationships
  • Experience working in a similar cultural support role

  • Work experience in the health sector

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, counselling or community development

  • Flexible and a collaborative approach

How to Apply
For further information or a copy of the position description please visit our website at

E-mail your completed cover letter outlining your interest in the role and CV to Jacinda Watkin at