Kaihaumanu - Dementia Clinician
Living with Mate Wareware Partnership pilot.
Dementia Canterbury in collaboration with Purapura Whetu are seeking qualified Health professionals (Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, or other Allied Health disciplines) to take up 4-year pilot program roles as Kaihaumanu, navigators for the journey with Mate Wareware.
This Dementia Mate Wareware Budget initiative funded by Te Whatu Ora is an exciting new pilot project developing roles which support Māori pre and post diagnosis, and provide whanau-based education, support, and activity programs.
Do you have;
• Full professional registration [or working towards if new graduate]
• A strong knowledge of Te Ao Māori and ability to apply these values when connecting with others.
• Passionate about supporting people diagnosed with Mate Wareware and whanau to live well.
• Proven engagement skills at all levels. We are on the hunt for an exuberant team player able and to work across both services and in the wider community.
The positions are;
• Christchurch/Otautahi based.
• Full time but part-time hours may be considered.
• Involve some travel.
• Provide one to one and whanau support within the community, as well as developing and facilitating clinical and Kaupapa Māori Services.
Provided with the position;
• Access to a vehicle when required.
• Home office support as well as office-based support.
• Professional and cultural supervision.
• Training, development, and teamwork opportunities.
• Competitive remuneration.
You will need;
• A current annual practicing certificate/professional membership.
• Commitment to a community focused model of service delivery.
• Desire to be part of a robust professional teams committed to supporting people and whanau to live well with Mate Wareware dementia.
For more information about the positions, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Darral Campbell, CEO on 03 379 2590 or email email@example.com for a copy of the position description and or for more information.
Closing Monday 2nd December 2023.
For more information about the positions, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Darral Campbell, CEO on 03 379 2590 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the position description and or for more information.
Closing Monday 2nd December 2023.
In the early 1980s there was little public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in New Zealand and virtually no support services for people with dementia and their carers. This prompted a small group of Christchurch social workers to form the first ever support group in New Zealand dedicated to helping people care for those with dementia. Initially known as ADARDS (Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Society), the organisation grew into Alzheimers Canterbury at a regional level, with 20 other regional groups around the country. In 2016, Canterbury left the Alzheimers Federation and re-branded as Dementia Canterbury. Dementia Affiliates cover 70% of New Zealand’s population. Dementia Canterbury’s services cover all of Canterbury including the Ashburton region, North Canterbury, and Kaikoura, as well as the West Coast. In 2022 Dementia Canterbury moved to our new purpose built home in the BrainTree Wellness Centre. BrainTree is the result of a collaboration between Dementia Canterbury and MS and Parkinson’s Canterbury who are the joint shareholders. BrainTree provides space for a number of other disability/neurological providers to be located and deliver services.