Kaiawhina/Healthworker Mid Northland

  • Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for children and families?
  • Do you have experience working and supporting communities?

Working for Plunket gives you the opportunity to contribute to ensuring New Zealand is a place where all Tamariki and whānau thrive through the Well Child Tamariki Ora services we deliver in line with our three overarching goals:


Healthy tamariki– We make sure every child/tamariki has the opportunity to be as healthy and well as they can be. (0-5 years)
Confident whānau – We build the confidence and knowledge of whānau and families across New Zealand.
Connected communities – We make sure no family/whānau is left isolated, disconnected or unable to cope.​


The Kaiawhina/Health Worker role will be based in Mid Northland . 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 professional, inclusive and supportive working environment, supervision, training and professional development opportunities. 

Ideally to be successful you will need to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of Health Promotion in the area of child and family (a qualification an advantage)
  • Experience in working with vulnerable and or high needs families
  • An understanding of cultural responsiveness to our diverse communities
  • The ability to connect with families through whakapapa to common tupuna. In addition, Plunket Kaiāwhina articulate Māori models of health and contribute to area knowledge, to develop health promotion strategies that are acceptable and appropriate to Māori whānau and the communities in which they serve.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence and capability with the use of technology and electronic based systems to support practice.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a Team
  • The ability and passion to work with children and adults
  • An understanding and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi in this work environment
  • A commitment to complete the National Certificate in Tamariki Ora – Well Child Services programme
  • A full, clean New Zealand drivers licence
  • New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

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

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

For further information please contact Cynthia Keay Clinical Services Manager on 027 675 3488

e-mail Cynthia.Keay@plunket.org.nz or Angie Blundell Clinical Leader on 027 675 3407

e-mail Angie.Blundell@plunket.org.nz


Applications close Thursday 27 February 2020

Permanent Full Time

Job no: AZES019968

Location: Northland

Closing Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020