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Healthcare Navigator - Child Development Service

Healthcare Navigator - Child Development Service



  • 0.80 FTE (32hrs per week)
  • Fixed-term opportunity until February 2024


Mō te tūranga | About the role

The position will be key to develop and increase equity of access and outcomes for our most vulnerable patients, including Māori, Pasifika and rural populations.

You will provide cultural knowledge, advocacy, support and expertise for tamariki and their whānau who are under the care, or seek to be under the care of the specialties of the Child Development Service and/or Children’s Outpatients.

The position will be key to develop and increase equity of access and outcomes for our most vulnerable patients, including Māori, Pasifika and rural populations.

The Developmental Navigator will work within the clinical team environment and the community, be part of the multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of vulnerable patients and their whānau.


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Mōu ake | About you


Essential Criteria

  • Able to forge strong and durable relationships with patients and whanau, to advocate for them and collaborate with colleagues to ensure equity of access and outcomes.
  • Able to work well with professional staff from a wide range of disciplines.
  • Able to work positively, sensitively, and constructively with managers, professionals, cultural and elected representatives from a wide range of community organisations to secure positive on-going public health outcomes.
  • Able to work flexibly and independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Openness to change and willingness to adapt and initiate change within the overall development of services to better meet the needs of the population.
  • Respect for others – promotion of mutual trust.



  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Māori Indigenous rights and current issues relating to inequity of access and outcomes for Māori/Pasifika and vulnerable communities
  • Knowledge and ideally experience of primary care, external referral agencies and local relevant NGO


Painga | Benefits

  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the PSA/DHBs Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and sits at Step 1 $58 914 (pro rata) + Kiwisaver


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Sunday 16 April 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Do not delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, 


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid 19 vaccination*


*New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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