Te Ao Māori Field Worker - Upper North Island Region


Purpose of the Role

The Te Ao Māori Field Worker is expected to provide advice to enact the strategic plan and support Playcentre with incorporating and embedding Te Ao Māori into its service.

This role is based at the Upper North Island regional office. It is a part time role, with specific hours to be decided in consultation with the Kaiwhakahaere, Hononga Māori. This position will begin as soon as possible.

Fixed term until 15th April 2022

Closing Date: 28 May 2021


Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Collaboratively supporting and guiding kaimahi and whānau to develop Playcentre’s cultural capability
  • Supporting Rōpū to function effectively
  • Contributing to the development of a Te Ao Māori delivery model
  • Identifying key local and Te Ao Māori relationships and building reciprocal relationships and partnerships and supporting kaimahi and whānau to build and sustain those connections.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Prior experience in a similar position
  • Demonstrates the principles and values of Te Whare Tikanga Māori
  • Comfortable in a leadership role and displays honesty, discretion, sensitivity, self-discipline and resilience
  • ECE or Playcentre experience or knowledge is useful
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Organised – excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to travel and work remotely as required from time to time
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and growth

Applications close:

28 May 2021.

How to apply:

For further information, a position description or to apply for this role with your CV and Cover Letter, please contact Human Resources – [email protected] Please use “UNI – Te Ao Māori” in the subject line.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.