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Job: National Advisor, Asian Peoples at Plunket

In 2013, the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society undertook a research project looking at how they could improve the services and support that Plunket offers Asian families in New Zealand.

A number of recommendations and findings arose from the project, and these were presented to the Plunket Board.

Plunket is now seeking a National Advisor, Asian Peoples to lead their Asian Strategy and  to help develop better services and support to Asian families.

The Role

In this new position, you will:
• Provide national leadership and expertise to improve the health and well being of Asian children in New Zealand
• Facilitate greater engagement with Asian families and communities and build effective community partnerships
• Ensure that the services and support Plunket provides are relevant and responsive to the particular needs and issues faced by Asian families
• Increase competence and confidence of Asian issues, practices and cultures across all levels of our staff and volunteers across Plunket

The Person
As Plunket’s national expert in this area you will bring with you impressive credentials and a proven track record of delivery in a similar role. You will have experience of working with Asian peoples in a range of contexts, ideally community development and/or health promotion, and be seen as a leader in this area. You will understand the health and parenting needs of Asian communities according to their values and translate this into effective support and services provided by Plunket’s staff and volunteers. Along with extensive, demonstrable engagement within local Asian communities, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders both within and outside of Plunket. You will have a broad understanding of the Asian region and fluency in one or more Asian languages would be highly desirable. This is a permanent position with hours negotiable.


For more information, or to apply, click here: https://plunket.careercentre.net.nz/Job/National-Advisor-Asian-Peoples/Auckland-Region/772


Please forward the above link to those who may be suitable candidates for this position.

Job Vacancy: Health and Disability Advocacy service

Job Vacancy

Looking for variety and a challenge in your career?  The Health and Disability Advocacy service is looking for a person with a strong focus on people’s rights, and a passion and empathy for working with people.  This position will be based in Mairangi Bay covering the North Shore area and will be 40 hours per week.

Advocates have daily contact with members of the public and health and disability service providers. Advocates assist consumers to resolve complaints about the quality of care provided and provide education on the Code of Health and Disability Consumers’ Rights.

There is training and development, including support while you undertake the NZQA Advocacy Certification. Position descriptions and salary information are available on request via the email address below.

Please send your CV with the names of three referees (one must be your current manager) and a cover letter to adnet@xtra.co.nz
Before 12 noon on Friday 14 February 2014.

Information Officer – Resource & Information Service MHF Auckland

Information Officer – Resource & Information Service

Auckland Central, North Island

Fixed Term: June 2012 – May 2013

Part-time 2 days per week, 8 hours a day, Thursday & Friday (not negotiable)

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a non profit organisation with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The organisation’s aim is to improve the mental health of all people and communities of New Zealand and our mission is to ‘make mental health everybody’s business’.

Based in the Auckland office, the Resource and Information Service (RIS) provides a free nationwide library, information and resource distribution service to individuals, organisations, and Foundation staff across all three offices.

We are seeking a customer-focused, experienced librarian to assist in the provision of information services to internal and external clients and the ongoing maintenance and development of web-based subject guides and internal reference tools. Our library software is Liberty v3.5 and full training will be provided as required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A recognised library qualification
  • High level reference experience and competencies
  • Great customer service standards
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Computer literacy including utilising online and other search tools
  • An ability to deal empathetically with those seeking information and a consideration of the unique nature of the organisation and its work

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is also flexible, adaptable, colloaborativeand committed to the goals of the organisation.

The salary range for this position is $48-52 pro rata.

To apply please download the attached job description and application form quoting ref INFO01and send to human_resources@mentalhealth.org.nz

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 31st May 2012.

Job Opportunity: Exec Assistant to Commissioner for Disability Issues

Executive Assistant to the Commissioner for Disability Issues

  • Full time, fixed to 30 June 2013
  • Wellington

The Commission has an exciting new opportunity available for an exceptional Executive Assistant required to support our newly appointed Disability Rights Commissioner.  This role will provide a full range of administrative and executive support, to both the Commissioner and the specialist Disability staff within the Strategic Policy team.  This is a ground breaking role which will be demanding, challenging and rewarding.

Person Specification and Position Competencies

  • proven ability to anticipate and meet the needs of individuals and groups (team members and stakeholders) with a range of disabilities
  • proven ability to provide the range of high level administrative skills required, including attention to detail, a systematic and organised approach
  • extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and content management system skills
  • proven experience of working with both the hardware and software required to provide communications and information in accessible formats
  • intuitively welcoming and inclusive of diversity
  • electronic database management skills
  • website content management skills
  • effective written and oral communication skills including on the telephone
  • experience in project and event management

The Commission advocates and promotes respect for an understanding of human rights in New Zealand society, and encourages the maintenance of harmonious relations in New Zealand.

To express your interest in this role please send your CV and covering letter to:

  • Email:      humanresources@hrc.co.nz
  • Phone:    Louise Flemming, Human Resources Officer, on 09 309 0874
  • Post:        PO Box 6751, Wellesley Street, Auckland, 1142
  • Ref:          GY6258

Applications to be received by 5pm on Wednesday 21 December 2011

Interviews to be held mid January 2012