Health Worker - Palmerston North


It’s exciting times at Plunket as we breathe life into a new vision and embark on a strategic journey aimed at achieving generational change. As New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of five, we’re embarking on an exciting transformation to make a difference to the lives of New Zealand children, families and whanau and you could be a part of that.

As New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of five, we have a trusted and respected brand but we are not about to rest on our laurels and become complacent. Plunket people are passionate about what they do and have a shared desire to make a difference. We’re embarking on an exciting transformation and you could help shape it.

This Health Worker position will be supporting Plunket clients in Palmerston North on a full time permanent basis. Your focus will be on improving health outcomes within a variety of settings to promote health, education and to support parenting choices with individuals, whanau and groups.

We offer you a supportive working environment, supervision, training and professional development opportunities. 

To be successful you will have:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Confidence to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Be a confident facilitator with children and adults, as this is a significant part of the role, and, continues to increase as we change the way we present information to our communities.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable families
  • Ability to work alongside families in a supportive and caring manner
  • An understanding and an acceptance of different cultures and parenting practices that make up our community
  • Have an understanding and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Health Promotion experience and a related qualification
  • A commitment to complete the National Certificate in Tamariki Ora – Well Child Services programme
  • Hold a full, clean New Zealand drivers licence
  • New Zealand residency is essential

To view the position description, or to apply, please go to www.plunket.org.nz/careers

For further information please contact: Nicole Houlahan, Clinical Leader Manawatu/ Whanganui on 0275724621 or email: careers@plunket.org.nz

Salary is reflective of the not for profit space that we operate within. Applications must be made online to be considered for this position.

Applications close 24 October 2018

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 2018-123

Location: Manawatu-Whanganui

Closing Date: Applications close 24 October 2018