Pūkenga Whānau Ora – Senior Family Health Practitioner / Registered Social Worker, Dunedin

This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive person with an understanding of Whānau Ora to take a lead role in the delivery of an important service for whaiora and their whānau who access Moana House programmes. A key goal is to guide and encourage whaiora and whānau in their plans to achieve well-being.


Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Working with whaiora who are accessing or who wish to access Moana House programmes. NB The residential programme is a male only programme; Continuing Care (Community Based) is mixed.
  • Undertaking whānau assessments (may be face to face, per phone, or Skype).
  • Active participation in goal planning and reviews with the whaiora.
  • Active participation in integrated case management.
  • Leading a small whānau ora team where cultural competence at a high level is a key.


Applicants must have:

  • Social Work Qualifications and significant work experience in Social Work with a special interest in AOD and Mental Health (known as CEP or Te Ariari O Te Oranga).
  • SWRB registered or eligible for registration with a potential pathway to DAPAANZ Registration (latter preferred).
  • Ability to manage and mitigate risk.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Capacity to uphold a Te Ao Maori understanding of whānau relationships and importance of these to well-being of whaiora and whānau.
  • Has facilitation experience.
  • Has experience in assessment and goal setting.
  • Has experience and knowledge of Tikanga Māori and Whakapapa.
  • Has experience and/or willingness to develop competency in relation to Pasifika.
  • Competency in networking with external providers and organisations.
  • A full and clean drivers’ license.
  • Experience of working within a Kaupapa Māori environment is preferred.
  • Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For an application pack and job description please contact:

Sarah Campbell, Clinical Administrator, sarah@moanahouse.org.nz.

Applications close Midnight Thursday April 9th 2020.