Kaihāpai Pouako Hapori - Community Education & Advocacy Worker

  • Community Law Wellington Hutt Valley
  • Wellington
  • May 26, 2024
Full-Time Community Services

Job Description

An opportunity to support Māori with access to justice

Nō mātou | About Us

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley (CLWHV) is dedicated to meeting unmet legal need within our communities.  Our Pou Whirinaki – Services to Māori team focuses of providing services to Māori in accordance with tikanga Māori.  We do this through delivering legal education sessions and advocacy support services within the community.

Our service focuses on: Providing services in areas of law particularly relevant for Māori

  • Providing services that would otherwise be inaccessible to many Māori
  • Focusing on the rights and responsibilities of Māori, to ensure that communities can have the reasonble ability to:
    • Enjoy decent income, housing, education, and health services
    • Be protected from physical, emotional and cultural harm
  • Holding the state accountable to properly exercise its powers for Māori.

About the role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

This role is responsible for leading Māori-focused education and advocacy support programmes in our communities.  These programmes are delivered in a variety of settings including on marae and at kura kaupapa.  We also provide advocacy support services to Māori clients in Wellington and the Hutt Valley.  You will be responsible for organising and delivering education sessions on a range of different legal topics, including Māori land. You will create relationships with local community groups and providers, as well as delivering sessions in kura and alternative education settings. You will also be responsible for providing advocacy support to Māori clients who come to you during these sessions.

About you | Ō pūmanawa

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate about working with Māori towards better outcomes, and able to build and maintain relationships with Māori, Māori service providers and Māori community groups
  • Dedicated to improving access to justice for Māori and for whānau, hapū and iwi
  • Familiar with te Tiriti o Waitangi and able to demonstrate the use of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori in their work
  • Confident in their ability to work independently out in the community
  • Able to drive (has a Restricted Driver License or willingness to obtain)

Experience with legal education and advocacy is desirable but not required as training will be provided

What we offer | Ko ngā hua

In return, Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley offers flexible and supportive working conditions, a strong collective employment agreement, generous leave entitlements and great colleagues.

 Apply now | Tono mai

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Full job description


Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley

Job Summary

This role is responsible for leading Māori-focused education and advocacy support programmes in our communities.



How to apply

If you are interested, please send through your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role to pouwhirinaki@wclc.org.nz. Applications close on June 24th at 5pm 


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