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Pasifika Educator

Tāmaki Makaurau /Auckland

 

Following on from the success of our Hine Tu Hine Ora programme, run by our Maori Educator Joanne Rama, PADA is excited to announce we are looking for a Pasifika Educator based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland to join our small team.

This is a pilot programme with no fixed hours but suggested 10 hours per week. Contract is to start immediately until 31 March 2022. Funding for the position is from the Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency.

The Educator will connect with local care providers interested in furthering education and knowledge in Pasifika perinatal wellbeing and collaborate with stakeholders throughout Auckland.

We would really appreciate your help to find the best person for this new role. Please see the below the Job Description which you can download to send around your networks and contacts.

Applications close: 6 Sept 2021 with interviews during the week 13 September 2021. Immediate start with project completion by 31 March 2022. Possible extension pending additional funding.

For further information email [email protected]

Download Job Description here.

Job Description

 

Pasifika are over represented in the statistics about perinatal mental illness. Our goal is to ensure these parents receive appropriate care that is unbiased and culturally appropriate, supporting them on a trajectory to recovery and wellbeing and eliminating the stigma by:-

• Developing closer connections with key stakeholders to raise awareness about Pasifika perinatal mental health, developing core curriculum and resources, delivering training courses, and improving the gaps in mental health services

• Providing education and support to care providers working with mama and pēpē

 

Contract

The Educator will connect with local care providers interested in furthering education and knowledge in Pasifika perinatal wellbeing and collaborate with stakeholders throughout Auckland.

The Educator will work with interested parties identified by the Perinatal Mental Health Needs Gap Assessment to more clearly understand their needs and set up educational training programmes to meet them. Local travel will be required to facilitate these meetings using your own private vehicle.

Plan and facilitate the PADA Pasifika Perinatal Mental Health Fono in June 2022.

This is a pilot programme with no fixed hours but suggested 10 hours per week. Contract is to start immediately until 31 March 2022. Funding for the position is from the Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency.

 

About You

If you are a practical, well organised person, experienced in adult education with excellent written/oral communication skills together with Pasifika language competency, please contact us with your expression of interest. You will have experience or understanding of antenatal and postnatal mental illness at an individual and family level.

• Demonstrated experience in working in a collaborative way with Pasifika communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Connections with perinatal service providers
• Experience in facilitation and presentations
• Able to work independently
• Advanced computer skills
• Located in Auckland
• An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Cultural competencyIf you are a practical, well organised person, experienced in adult education with excellent written/oral communication skills together with Pasifika gagana/language competency, please contact us with your expression of interest. You will have experience or understanding of antenatal and postnatal mental illness at a tagata ta’ito’atasi/individual and aiga/family level.

 

Qualifications

• Health care clinician preferred
• Teaching qualifications in adult education a distinct advantage

 

About Us

PADA is a registered charity, championing perinatal wellbeing in our communities. We work to improve outcomes for family and whānau affected by mental illnesses related to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. We educate, network, inform, influence and raise awareness around perinatal mental health – making it OK for parents to talk about their distress and access the support they need.

 

What We Offer

You will be working with a small team based in Wellington governed by an active volunteer Board of Trustees.

 

How To Apply

 

Email your cover letter and CV to [email protected]

For role specific information, please contact Treena Cooper at [email protected]

Applications close: 6 September 2021 with interviews during the week 13 September 2021.

Immediate start with project completion by 31 March 2022. Possible extension pending additional funding.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.