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Cultural Advisor – Kari Centre

Job posted: 07/03/2023
Job closes: 02/04/2023

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Te Whatu Ora|Te Toka Tumai Auckland

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About the Company/Organisation

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.


He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland. 

For more information on what we offer, please click here.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Suzanne Morgan – Recruitment Consultant at or 021 461 532 to discuss how we can best support your application.

Job Description

  • Seeking an experienced Cultural Advisor for our Kari Centre Team
  • Participate with a clinician in mental health assessments and treatment for young people
  • Permanent, full time (40 hours) position based in our Greenlane Clinical Centre.  Monday to Friday work schedule.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We invite you to join the Kari Centre, an exciting and dynamic Child and Adolescent Mental Health outpatient service that provides assessment and therapy to children, young people, and their families within the central Auckland area.

The Kari Centre has a strong reputation for excellence, innovation, and training, we are dedicated to offering opportunities for career development. We offer internal and external training packages, including formal post-graduate training, for new staff skill development as well as support for experienced clinicians who wish to build on their existing skills.

You will be able to provide cultural support and expertise to our team, participating with a clinician in mental health assessments and treatment for young people who present to the service, and working collaboratively with other team members and other services. 

Kari Centre has implemented the CHOICE and Partnership approach for more information please see 


Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Support Work, or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Previous experience working within a mental health setting.
  • In-depth understanding of one of the main Pacific cultures resident in Te Toka Tumai Auckland area (e.g., Tongan, Samoan, Niuean). This includes an understanding of mental health constructs.
  • Fluency in one of the languages belonging to the main Pacific cultures resident in Auckland and excellent community networks would be an advantage.
  • As this role is community based, a full and clean driver license is also essential.

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