• Anonymous Company
  • Palmerston North Central, Manawatu
  • Jul 09, 2024
Full-Time Community Development Community Services

Job Description


He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata 

Arohanui Hospice is an inclusive and supportive organisation focused on leading the field of specialist palliative care. We are committed to providing patient and whānau centred care, for people living with life limiting illnesses in our rohe.


Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We have a permanent, full time opportunity to join our Arohanui Hospice team as Kaiāwhina. The key role of Kaiāwhina is to offer cultural support, advocacy and awhi to patients and their whānau who come into the Arohanui Hospice service. The  Kaiāwhina will also be responsible for developing and delivering education on tikanga guidelines and practice, in the context of palliative care. 


Mōu | About You

To succeed, you will be comfortable supporting patients and their whānau through palliative and end-of-life care. You will also need to be highly motivated and innovative with strong communication, relationship, education, and administrative skills. Additionally, you will have a deep understanding of Te Ao Māori, including the ability to build and maintain partnerships with local Hapū, Iwi, and kaupapa Māori health services. A commitment to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all aspects of your mahi is essential.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience


  • A recognised health, mātauranga Māori or related tertiary qualification
  • In-depth knowledge of Te Ao Māori and tikanga Māori
  • Knowledge of Māori health providers and social services agencies within Horowhenua, Tararua, Manawatū, Ōtaki and Rangitikei regions

Sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its practical application in the Health/Social sector

  • Education experience
  • Experience in working autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Emotional maturity and resilience
  • Current full New Zealand driver’s license
  • Established networks within Māori communities


  • Proficient written and spoken Te Reo Māori or a commitment to a journey towards this
  • Understanding of palliative care or community-based health service delivery
  • Understanding of traditional Te Ao Māori healing, including but not limited to, Rongoā Māori and Mirimiri

In return, Arohanui Hospice offers a place which: 

  • Supports its people emotionally and professionally
  • Is committed to being the best in its field
  • Develops its people to the highest professional skill level
  • Delivers its services with a multidisciplinary focus


Arohanui Hospice

Job Summary

The Kaiāwhina will also be responsible for developing and delivering education on tikanga guidelines and practice, in the context of palliative care.


$90,000 – $98,000 per year

How to apply

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Successful applicants will be required to complete a full police check.

Applicants must submit a CV and will be required to provide two workplace contacts for referees, ideally including your current place of work. 

Applications can be sent via email to vacancies@arohanuihospice.org.nz 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?


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