Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Vacancies

Te Korowai Hauora is a holistic Kaupapa Maori Health organisation, providing a range of services to the Hauraki rōhe. We employ passionate, professional staff to fit with our friendly team culture. We value highly skilled, committed community focussed individuals to support this kaupapa. Due to internal staff movements, an exciting new and challenging opportunity has arisen for:

Kaiārahi Whānau Ora Navigator

Covering the Hauraki Rohe

 As a Kaiārahi Whānau Ora Navigator you are responsible for empowering and enabling whānau and families to access services they need, to work together and build on whānau strengths to achieve self-reliance and whānau aspirations. Providing ‘wrap around’ services to whānau, you will work with colleagues to ensure all whānau are met with regularly to receive identified supports. 

Navigators reflect the importance of working with all whānau members, of providing advocacy and support in accessing services and helping whānau learn new skills so they can transition from dependency to tino rangatiratanga – self empowerment, or as self-managing as possible.

This role is fast paced with clear contractual outcomes so strong time management and attention to detail is a must to meet targets. You will work autonomously with a caseload of 30 whānau, with wider team support from skilled health practitioners.

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • Knowledge of whakawhānaungatanga me te reo me ngā tikanga Māori concepts, as well as a willingness to learn and strengthen your knowledge of these concepts; 
  • A strong commitment to achieving Whānau Ora (wellness) for tāngata and their whānau,
  • Relevant whānau ora tertiary qualification (health, social science) and/or experience, and/or agree to undertake Whānau Ora Diploma study.
  • Current and full drivers licence.
  • Time Management and organisation skills
  • People skills - being able to connect through positive influence with whānau
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Well established networks and strong relationships with clinical practices within tertiary, secondary and primary careboth within the local and wider communities. 

This challenging yet rewarding role is action packed and dynamic, therefore the ability to adapt is essential; you must be actively organised and prepared to support whānau on their journey. Due to the nature of working with priority whānau and the urgency it involves, Navigators must be capable of working under pressure.

In return for your outstanding skills and expertise we offer a supportive and professional working environment with regular professional development opportunities and a strong focus on our core values of Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Kotahitanga.

To succeed in this appointment you must have a commitment to improving the accessibility of service provision to Hauraki whānau and a clear understanding of Te Taha Maori.


To apply for this position complete the application process, uploading a copy of your CV and cover letter.

Applications close Friday 15th March 2019

Click here for Position Description

Click here to apply online - please attach cover letter and copy of CV

For more details contact:

EJ Keretene-Tonga on  07 868 0825 or emma.jane@korowai.co.nz