‘Whakapiki ake te waiora o te whanau’

Maori Health and Social Services

Welcome to Poutini Waiora - a Maori Health and Social Service provider that delivers holistic care to whanau across Te Tai O Poutini. Established 21 years ago, the service is primarily mobile with kaimahi visiting whanau in their homes or other appropriate settings across the West Coast.

What we do

Community based nursing along with social services and counselling.

Meet the Team

Learn more about the team at Poutini Waiora, their roles and contact details.

How to Refer

If you think we are the organisation to help you please send us a referral.

About Poutini Waiora

Poutini Waiora are a kaupapa Maori organisation ensuring whanau are central to all decision making in order to support goals and aspirations under the umbrella of ‘whanau ora’.

Therefore the way in which services are delivered to whanau are based on Tikanga and underpinned by the values embedded in manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, rangatiratanga and wairuatanga.

Our main office is based in Hokitika, with two sub-offices – one in Mawhera and the other in Kawatiri. We also provide a disability day programme in Hokitika.


Whakapiki ake te waiora o te whanau

Kaiawhina / Kaiarataki (Rangatahi focus)
Permanent Full Time

Are you seeking a new work challenge? Would you like to work across education, health and social / youth work? If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

This exciting role has a youth focus working in a health and social services team across Hokitika and Mawhera with the opportunity to develop and facilitate group work alongside supporting tamariki and rangatahi in accessing primary health care services.    

 Poutini Waiora is looking for the following:

  • A passion for tamariki and rangatahi
  • Understanding in whanau ora / pae ora concepts
  • A strong communicator
  • Experience and knowledge in navigating the health and social service systems
  • A professional or tertiary qualification in youth, social work or education sectors
  • A NZ work permit if applicable
  • A passion to place whanau at the centre

If you would like to work in a dynamic kaupapa Maori health and social services team, and you have the attributes outlined above then look no further

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand and have a current NZ driver license.

All applications to include a completed application form, CV and cover letter and be emailed to enquiries@poutiniwaiora.co.nz and denote Kaiawhina / Kaiarataki (Rangatahi focus) in the subject line

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 25 October 2019.


Whakapiki ake te waiora o te whanau

Kaitakawaenga (Social Worker), Hokitika Part time

Are you passionate about supporting whanau to achieve whanau ora / pae ora?

Is your interest area working with whanau, applying Maori models of practice into your social work to achieve whanau centred outcomes? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you.

Poutini Waiora is seeking the following:

  • A qualified and registered Social Worker
  • Computer savvy
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Able to meet deadlines and juggle multiple tasks
  • Passion to work in a team that is focused on a whanau first kaupapa

There is the opportunity for this role to move to full time for the right person.

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you. All applications must include the Poutini Waiora application form, a cover letter, current CV and evidence of a relevant qualification. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand and have a current NZ driver licence.  Applications close 5.00pm Friday 25 October 2019.

Please email your application to enquiries@poutiniwaiora.co.nz

Please denote Kaitakawaenga in the subject line 

Hokitika Office

17 Sewell Street
Hokitika, 7810
Free Call: 0800 333 170
Tel: (03) 755 6572
Fax: (03) 755 6578