This is a newly created role working in the new National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service (SPCS) at Hāpai Te Hauora. This is a Ministry of Health funded coordination service aiming to reduce the incidence and impact of SUDI in our communities.

60,000 babies are born each year in New Zealand. Our current SUDI rate is approximately 0.7 in every 1,000 babies born, and 1.59 for every 1,000 babies born. In partnership with the Government, Hāpai will lead this new service with the goal of reducing this rate to 0.1 in every 1,000 births by 2025. The national prevention programme will target two of the biggest preventable risks for SUDI, which are being exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and unsafe bed sharing.

The Workforce Development and Cultural Leadership Coordinator will work closely with the General Manager SPCS to establish a suite of resources to support the workforce development aspirations of the sector, aligned with the goals of the service. This will include surveying current resources and initiatives, adapting those which are successful and creating innovative new tools to supplement those that exist, whilst also working with providers and communities to gain feedback on these resources.

The cultural leadership component of the role is equally important, and will require a culturally fluent individual who can advocate for fit-for-purpose resources, interventions and communications activities which support our multicultural population in New Zealand. This will have an emphasis on Māori communities, who are disproportionately affected by SUDI.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Experience working in culturally diverse environments
  • Strong communications skills, written and oral
  • Previous experience in workforce development

Applications close 1st September 2017

Please contact hauora@hapai.co.nz for more information

About Hāpai Te Hauora

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The Mission of Hāpai is to increase opportunities for Māori, and all others to enjoy good health and to be sustained by healthy environments.

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