‘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.

Current Vacancies

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Kaitakawaenga (Social Worker), Greymouth
12 month Fixed Term to cover Parental Leave


Are you passionate about supporting whanau to achieve whanau ora?

Is your interest area working with whanau, applying Maori models of social work to achieve whanau centred outcomes?

Then this might be 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
  • Be eligible to work in NZ

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you.  Applications for this position including the Poutini Waiora application form, a cover letter, current CV and evidence of a relevant qualification for the position close on Wednesday 5 July 2017 and are to be emailed to enquiries@poutiniwaiora.co.nz

Please denote Kaitakawaenga in the subject line.

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Hokitika Office

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