Cultural Practitioner / Kaiwhakamahere e mahi
Christchurch, Part Time, Social Services
Please Quote Reference Number 76040
  • Women's residential programme
  • 20 hours per week
  • Be Part of a Small Committed Team?

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

    Odyssey House Christchurch has been providing drug and alcohol treatment programmes for over 30 years across many settings. He Kete Oranga o te Mana Wahine is a residential programme based 20 mins from the centre of Christchurch.

    As part of our team, you will deliver and enhance the cultural program aspects, from facilitating activities to sharing knowledge of Maori Tikanga. You will provide cultural input to guide and support tangata whai ora and other team members, as well as weave Maori practices of wellbeing into the day to day programme.

    You will have experience with:
    • Leading Kapa haka and waiata
    • Knowledge of local cultural environment that can be shared
    • Practices that support health and wellbeing of wahine
    • Connecting wahine and whanau to local Maori supports
    You will have:
    • A high level of understanding of tikanga Maori and its importance within this setting
    • A relevant interest in mental health, alcohol and other drug recovery and wellbeing
    • Skills in group delivery and individual interventions
    • Skills in delivering activities from a Maori and Pasifika framework
    • Excellent professional judgement and strong boundaries
    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.
    Due to the location of the service, being 20 mins drive from Christchurch central, you will have reliable transport, and be flexible about working hours to support the wahine and their whanau.

    All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online application forms. Email

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    Please Quote Reference Number 76040

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