Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
1.0 FTE (80 Hours per Fortnight)
We are seeking a Health Equity Advisor to join the dedicated Public Health team. This rewarding position is responsible for providing leadership, advocacy and expertise to achieve equity, particularly for Māori. You will utilise your skills in Māori public health, advocacy and collaboration to inform the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health programmes.
This role supports the Taranaki District Health Board vision, “Taranaki, together a healthy community – Taranaki Whanui he rohe oranga.”
A sound working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is essential, as is knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Taranaki tikanga and Reo. Ideally, you will have a minimum of 3 years experience in a public health or Māori health development role, experience in using or knowledge of equity tools, such as the Health Equity Assessment Tool and Health Impact Assessment, along with experience in working collaboratively as part of intersectoral groups towards shared objectives, including positive working relationships with key stakeholders to maximise opportunities for achieving health equity and improving Māori health outcomes.
A tertiary level qualification (minimum three year degree level or equivalent) in public health, social science or Māori studies, development or Reo Māori is required. Postgraduate qualifications in public health are desirable. You must have a current driver’s licence.
We can offer you unique and varied work, a collaborative working environment, a fresh way of thinking and a great lifestyle living in Taranaki. If this sounds like you and could see yourself contributing to our community with your skills and expertise, we would love to hear from you!
Taranaki is has a population of approximately 120,000 people with the opportunity to live in mid-size and smaller towns, or in a rural or semi-rural setting. The region offers a fantastic lifestyle, with quality schools, strong community spirit, great beaches, world-class tramping and coastal cycling. Definitely, a great place for a good work/life balance. For more information about Taranaki click on the link below:
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For further information please contact Sara Knowles, Senior Public Health Advisor, email@example.com
Applications close 14 March 2021.