Cultural Practitioner / Kaiwhakamahere E mahi
Christchurch, Full Time, Social Services
Please Quote Reference Number 75771
  • Drug Treatment Programme
  • Christchurch Men's Corrections Facility
  • Be Part of a Small Committed Team?

  • Do you want to be part of a Team dedicated to supporting Kaimahi and tangata whai ora into recovery and increasing mana?

    Odyssey House Christchurch has been providing drug and alcohol treatment programmes for over 30 years across many settings. The Drug Treatment Programme at Christchurch Men's Prison, seeks to address alcohol and drug harm by supporting tangata whai ora (people seeking wellness). The programme offers a mix of clinical approaches underpinned by Maori and Pasifika concepts of health and wellbeing from a Therapeutic Community model.

    As part of our team at the Drug Treatment Programme, you will build upon the excellent work already being done in the programme. Your role will include supporting cultural program aspects, assessments and delivery of individual and group interventions for tangata whai ora.

    You will provide cultural input to guide and support tangata whai ora and other team members.

    You will have:
    • A high level of understanding of tikanga Maori and its importance within this setting
    • A relevant qualification in community or health or be willing to work towards this
    • Skills in group and individual interactions
    • Skills in delivering services from a Maori and Pasifika framework
    • Excellent professional judgement and strong boundaries
    • Report writing skills and computer proficiency
    • An appreciation of working in a Corrections environment
    We can offer you:
    • A competitive salary and benefits
    • Relocation assistance
    • Learning and professional development opportunities
    • Varied work that supports the community
    • A dynamic and supportive team environment, working with people who are passionate about what they do
    • A healthy workplace, which is smoke free.
    All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online application forms. Email

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    Odyssey House Christchurch
    Please Quote Reference Number 75771

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