Pou Ārahi– Māori Cultural Advisor

Presbyterian Support Southland has been working to support the people of Southland over the past 100 years. We operate services for older people through residential care, retirement village and community support services through our Enliven Services and social services support to children, young people and families across all ages through our Family Works services.

We have been fortunate to have received on-going guidance to continue to develop our cultural journey over more than twenty years from a number of wise and generous Poua, Taua, Kāumatua and Kuia in voluntary and part time positions. The Board recognise the need to continue to move forward under the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and we are now seeking applications for this new full-time role for appropriately connected and experienced Southland Pou Ārahi for our Māori Cultural Advisor position.

What does the role entail?

  • Guide Presbyterian Support Southland to continue to work in partnership and alignment with Te Tiriti o Waitangi to develop a pathway of cultural development and learning.  
  • Continue to provide cultural guidance, advice and support to assist in the effective design and delivery of services for Māori.
  • Support our Family Works teams to ensure kaimahi, foster parents and volunteers who identify as Māori receive the appropriate level of cultural support and respect.
  • Guide the development and progress of the cultural journey of Enliven kaimahi, volunteers and residents.  
  • Provide representation for Presbyterian Support Southland on the national Te Roopu Pā Harakeke to support the PSNZ cultural journey.
  • Work with the senior leadership team and Board to provide expert advice on tikanga, kawa and mātauranga.

How to apply:

Applications close on 16 September 2022 and can be made by following this link

Question’s relating to the position can be emailed to ceo@pss.org.nz

To view the position description click here