Mauria mai o matauranga mo te oranga o te tangata

We are a Kaupapa Maori mental health and addictions provider who is committed to helping individuals and whanau toward wellness through the delivery of Integrated Tikanga Māori services.

Our commitment is to improve the well-being of people. We believe in nurturing wellness.

Located in the heart of Manukau we are closely located to public transport and amenities including cafes, retail outlets and two of Auckland’s finest institutes of technology.

Top reasons for working for us;

  • A Unique Work Culture – Working together to convert passion into action
  • The challenge of meaningful work that makes a sustainable impact on people’s lives
  • Great Benefits including Life Insurance and Revitalization Days
  • Work-Life Balance - We are a Whanau friendly workplace
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training

If you want to be part of a great team who work alongside people every day to realise their dreams and aspirations through Kaupapa Maori values such as whanaungatanga and manaakitanga then we encourage you to check out our current vacancy listings below

31 December 2021 17:00

Community Support Workers

Location: Auckland
Reference #: 210812 CSW
Applications close on: Fri 31 Dec 2021 at 5pm.

We are looking for experienced, compassionate and dedicated Community Support Workers, who are keen to join our Health Services team.


Kaupapa Māori Integrated Health Services

What we seek

We are looking for experienced, compassionate and dedicated Community Support Workers, who are keen to join our Health Services team. The Community Support worker roles fall under the pay equity settlement for Mental Health support workers. These roles are Full-time and Part-time, Monday to Sunday.

What you will need

  • Minimum level 4 Mental Health qualification or similar
  • A passion for working with people to achieve their aspirations
  • Practical skills and experience working with whanau whaiora
  • Ability to work with a caseload and liaise with community agencies
  • An awareness of Tikanga Maori practices
  • Ability to write case notes and intermediate computer skills
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with various stakeholders

    Applicants for this position MUST have

    • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
    • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
    • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

    For more information about these roles, read the Position Description. For any other information regarding vacancies, contact HR Officer on vacancies@mahitahi.co.nz

    * Candidates will be screened as we receive applications and must be readily available with x3 workplace referees and to attend an interview even if offered before the closing date.

    Position will start after Level 2 lockdown

    08 October 2021 17:00

    Social Worker

    Location: Auckland
    Reference #: 210812 SW
    Applications close on: Fri 08 Oct 2021 at 5pm.

    We are looking for an experienced, compassionate and dedicated Social Worker, who are keen to join our Health Services team.


    Kaupapa Māori Integrated Health Services

    What we seek

    We are looking for an experienced, compassionate and dedicated Social Worker, who is keen to join our Health Services team. This is a full-time role and is based in Manukau City.

    What you will need

    • Social Worker qualification and registration preferred but not required
    • At least two years’ experience in a social worker role or similar
    • A passion for working with people to achieve their aspirations
    • Practical skills and experience working with whanau whaiora
    • Ability to work with a caseload and liaise with community agencies
    • An awareness of Tikanga Maori practices
    • Ability to write case notes and intermediate computer skills
    • Enjoy working collaboratively with various stakeholders

    Applicants for this position MUST have

    • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
    • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
    • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

    For more information about this role, read the Position Description. For any other information regarding vacancies, contact HR Officer on vacancies@mahitahi.co.nz

    * Candidates will be screened as we receive applications and must be readily available with x3 workplace referees and to attend an interview even if offered before the closing date.

    Position will start after Level 2 lockdown

    20 September 2021 17:00

    Director of Integrated Health Services

    Location: Manukau City, Auckland
    Reference #: 210824 DIHS
    Applications close on: Mon 20 Sep 2021 at 5pm.

    A newly established senior leadership position who will create, implement and manage organisational strategies to improve health outcomes for Māori.


    The nature of the position

    The role of Director of Integrated Health Services is a Strategic role and will form part of Mahitahi Trust’s Senior Leadership Team reporting to the CEO. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Mental Health and Addictions contracts we hold with Counties Manukau Health and Auckland District Health Board. This will comprise of the management of Kaimahi who deliver quality services to the people we serve - our Tangata Whaiora.

    You will also driving and enhance the organisation’s mana, profile and strategic thinking, this position will see you developing strong relationships, and effectively managing the development and implementation of organisational strategy. Weaving tikanga and kaupapa into every aspect of service delivery, you will take responsibility for ensuring tikanga is honoured, respected and practiced as an intrinsic element across every area of the organisation. Providing oversight to all functions to enhance service delivery, this position will lead, manage and contribute to strategic innovation and development. Taking the same strategic view of, stakeholder management, and new services planning.  As an experienced leader and negotiator, you will work with the newly established independent Māori Health Authority, in order to work towards tino rangatiratanga.

    Essential skills/experiences for the role

    Knowledge, skills and expertise for this position includes:

    • Extensive experience people leader and senior manager within an NGO and/or DHB setting.
    • A tertiary qualification in Business, health management or related health discipline is preferred.
    • Being conversant and up to date with all aspects of NZ health funding.
    • A proficiency in operationalising strategic intent.
    • Competent and up to date knowledge of mental health and addictions.
    • Fluency of Te Reo me ōna tikanga and practice working within Te Ao Māori (Māori World view).
    • Ability to manage corporate and commercial interests for not-for-profit organisations.
    • Knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices in relation to NGOs.
    • Expertise in the roles and responsibilities of providers and funders, with the skill set to maximise the contributions of others to achieve identified goals.
    • Display a cultural sensitivity and strong drive to work positively with organisational strategies to improve health outcomes for Māori.
    • An affinity to working with Kaimahi, Tangata Whaiora, and whānau.

    Position will start after Level 2 lockdown

    20 September 2021 17:00

    AOD Practitioner

    Location: Manukau City, Auckland
    Reference #: 210821 AODP
    Applications close on: Mon 20 Sep 2021 at 5pm.

    This is an opportunity to use your clinical experience and knowledge to enhance the lives of Rangatahi and their whanau

    About the role

    This is a new service and an opportunity to use your clinical experience and knowledge to enhance the lives of Rangatahi and their whanau. Use principles of holistic therapeutic interventions and a cultural approach as a base for clinical practice. The Practitioner will be responsible for clinical oversight and management of a specific treatment programme for Rangatahi. A key focus is to complete clinical assessments and interventions to minimise the long-term physical, spiritual, social and economic impact of alcohol and other drug use.

    What you will need

    • Minimum of a Level 7 Diploma in Alcohol and Drug Counselling or other social service field
    • Registration with DAPAANZ as an alcohol and other drug practitioner
    • Understanding of Te Reo Māori me ona Tikanga Māori
    • Excellent engagement, communication and motivational enhancement skills
    • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and of addiction issues
    • Experience working with behaviour change models
    • Experience working with harm reduction strategies

    Applicants for this position MUST have

    • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
    • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
    • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

    Position will start after Level 2 lockdown

    20 September 2021 17:00

    AOD Support Worker

    Location: Manukau City, Auckland
    Reference #: 210813 AODSW
    Applications close on: Mon 20 Sep 2021 at 5pm.

    The Support Worker will be responsible for empowering and supporting Rangatahi struggling with addictions to minimise the harm of alcohol or drugs


    About the role

    This is a new service and an opportunity to use your experience and knowledge of addictions and social interventions to enhance the lives of Rangatahi and their whanau. The Support Worker will play a vital role and be responsible for empowering and supporting Rangatahi struggling with addictions to minimise the harm of alcohol and/or other drugs. You will work with whanau and equip them with the resources to support better choices and decision making.

    What you will need

    • Minimum of a Level 4 in Alcohol and Drug Counselling or other social service field
    • Working towards becoming registered with DAPAANZ
    • Understanding of Te Reo Māori me ona Tikanga Māori
    • Have Lived experience with addictions and a willingness to inspire others
    • Knowledge of behaviour change models
    • Knowledge of harm reduction strategies

    Applicants for this position MUST have

    • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
    • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
    • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

    Position will start after Level 2 lockdown

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    Contact Us

    Phone: (09) 262 4533

    Fax: (09) 262 5069

    Address: 15a Ronwood Ave, Manukau, Auckland 2104

    PO Box: PO Box 97537, Manukau, Auckland 2241

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