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Health Improvement Practitioner

Organisation Tū Whakaruruhau - Auckland Wellbeing Collective
Area, City Auckland
Advert reference 52915960 (Seek url)
Contact person Anthony Lowen
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 14-08-2021


Health Improvement Practitioner – Auckland Region


Nau mai, Haere mai! Haere mai ki te Tū Whakaruruhau hei painga mō ngā tangata


Are you a registered health professional with experience in talking therapies?

Do you want to make a difference to health outcomes of whānau in your community?

Working in the general practice team to support whānau to achieve their health goals

Specialised training and support given

Range of hours (part-time and full-time) competitive salary and benefits offering

We are looking for people with a strong cultural awareness and talk therapy background to support whānau to achieve hauora oranga.


This is a diverse and exciting new position that offers an impactful range of wellness support from within the General Practice teams. You will be working alongside whānau, hapu, and hapori to help them gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to positively engage in their hauora journey. The role utilises Focused Acceptance Commitment Therapy (FACT) to provide brief assessment, treatment planning, and delivery of a range of health and social interventions.


Working as a Health Improvement Practitioner offers a busy but incredibly rewarding environment, whereby you will get to see the difference that you can have on whānau.


You will:


Be a registered health professional, such as a social worker, occupational therapist, psychologist, or DAPAANZ counsellor

Have experience delivering talking therapies such as ACT or CBT in a culturally safe manner

Have a sound understanding of Māori and Pasifika models of health (te whare tapa wha, fonofale)

Be keen to proactively reach whānau in your community

You can learn more about these roles at https://www.aklwellbeingcollab.co.nz/ [link removed]. Following your submission of an application, one of our team will contact you around your desired hours of work, location, and try to match you to a PHO and practice based on your preferences.


If you think the HIP role sounds like you, please apply submit your CV and application using the ‘Apply Now’ button, we look forward to hearing from you.


Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

What’s your expected annual base salary?

How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

How many hours are you available to work per week?


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