Kaiarahi - Cultural Practitioner

Listed 22 days Ago
Auckland City Mission
Non-profit - Social Services

Kaiarahi - Cultural Practitioner - casual hours

About the role

Our Cultural Practitioner - Te Whare Hīnātore is responsible for implementing the daily programme, ensuring service delivery aligns with the direction, goals, and objectives of Te Whare Hīnātore, with a specific focus on the implementation and integration of te ao Māori within all elements of the service. This includes the weekly Wāhine dinner as an important extension of Te Whare Hīnātore.


  • Deliver Te Whare  Hīnātore daily programme alongside other practitioners.
  • Provide support to conducts groups and 1:1 sessions in a safe and professional manner.
  • Supports and/or conducts comprehensive assessments.
  • Collaborate with team in the development of individual treatment and care/safety plans.
  • Supports and / or conducts admission/discharge meetings.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification with demonstrated experience or experience working in the sector, ideally within a residential setting. An understanding of mental health and addiction.
  • Experienced dealing with intensive clinical needs assessment and care planning for vulnerable clients.
  • Empathy and understanding of issues of trauma, mental health, addiction, poverty and homelessness.
  • Ability to build rapport, build and maintain relationships and interpersonal skills.
  • A full clean New Zealand Drivers Licence


  • Access to EAP & external supervision.
  • Access to monthly romiromi (holistic energy and bodywork), kapahaka, and weekly waiata.
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • 15% discount at Auckland City Mission Op Shops.
  • Access to low cost, farm fresh produce on a weekly basis.
  • Close to public transport.
  • Discounted parking at SkyCity.
  • Career progression opportunities.

About the organisation:

Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai supports Aucklanders in greatest need. Our services have evolved as the city’s social needs have done and we respond to these needs with care and compassion while advocating for a reality where there are: enough suitable homes, enough money for nutritious food and easily accessible health care for all. Since our doors opened more than 100 years ago, this has been our ‘why’. Today we operate across 10 sites in Tāmaki Makaurau. We offer support for however long and in whatever way needed – for some people that’s simply accessing one of our many services, for others that’s a complex journey with our full support. 

Over the past 12 months the Mission has provided 200 people with permanent homes, conducted over 20,000 consultations at the Calder Health Centre in HomeGround, cared for 474 people in our residential social detox facility in HomeGround, distributed over 50,000 food parcels to families and individuals, and served over 75,000 warm meals in our community dining room, Haeata. Last year we were proud to win the Nga Āhuatanga o Te Tiriti Tohu (Award), and the Supreme Award at the 2023 Diversity Awards. These awards recognise our mahi to create a workplace which empowers Māori, and where Māori solutions can be developed and offered to the people who we support. 

If you are interested in this role please apply with your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and Auckland City Mission.

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