JOB OPPORTUNITY – Hui Facilitator

Job Location: Nelson / New Zealand

Whakatū Marae

Hui Facilitator

Whakamantia te tapu, te ihi, te wehi o te whānau

To address, restore, and enhance the mana and tapu of the whānau
Mō mātou- About us

Whakatū Marae provides comprehensive Whānau Ora services for tamariki, rangatahi, and their whānau in the Nelson and Tasman districts. Our commitment to the community has allowed us to expand and enrich the services we offer to whānau. Our kaimahi are passionate about their work, ensuring a safe and transformative space rooted in cultural values and aroha.

Mō te tūrangi mahi – About the role

We are looking for a Hui Facilitator to uphold the tikanga and kawa of Whakatū Marae and effectively lead Whānau hui and Family Group Conferences. This role is crucial in setting the tone for meetings, keeping agendas on track, and ensuring that discussions remain focused and productive. Above all, the facilitator must create a culturally safe and inclusive environment where all voices are heard and respected.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Moderating conversations during meetings.
  • Providing a culturally safe environment for open and respectful dialogue.
  • Ensuring a kaupapa Māori approach to support the safety and well-being of tamariki, rangatahi, and their whānau.
  • Collaborating with partner organizations for a holistic approach to whānau support services.

Tou tūtanga mahi- About you

You are adept at building strong relationships with whānau (whakawhānaungatanga) and communicating in a non-judgemental, impartial manner. Your knowledge of kaupapa Māori practices is essential for maintaining a culturally safe environment. Your facilitation skills will help keep discussions focused while respecting the diverse opinions of all participants. You understand that every interaction can make a meaningful difference.

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience working with Māori and within a Kaupapa Māori environment, with a strong understanding of Whānau Ora services.
  • Commitment to working with whānau and supporting their needs.
  • Competence in Tikanga Māori, kawa, and te reo Māori.
  • Cultural intelligence to understand and build trust with whānau.
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills aimed at achieving positive outcomes.
  • Empathy, patience, resilience, and critical thinking.
  • Sound judgement, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Established community connections and knowledge of local networks.
  • Understanding of social and economic issues facing whānau.
  • Motivation and flexibility.
  • Clean full driver’s license.
  • Compliance with Whakatū Marae Whānau Ora Services and Oranga Tamariki Police vetting policy.
  • Smoke-free as per Whakatū Marae policy and funders’ criteria.

Join a team at Whakatū Marae that embodies manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga, connecting deeply with rangatahi and their whānau.

For confidential enquiries, please contact Chan Collin at 0275 401 027.

Alternatively, apply with your cover letter and resume via our recruitment portal. All enquiries and applications will be treated with strict confidence.

Applications Close: 9th July 2024