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Housing Navigator (Kaitautoko) - HWK

About Us

Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa is a kaupapa Māori organisation based on a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach. Our organisation works to a model of care centred around our pou (guiding principles) of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, arohatanga, rangatiratanga, tika and pono. We deliver 30+ health and social services across the life span (i.e., from infants to the elderly) and have a team of over 100 people working across Hamilton city and beyond.

About the Role

We have a Kaitautoko Housing Navigator position available within our He Waahi Kainga Team. This is a Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm position, however, on occasions you may be required to work outside of these hours, depending on the support needs of whanaunga.  

About the Service 

He Waahi Kainga is a three-year pilot supporting whanaunga who are experiencing the mental health system and support them into long term sustainable housing. This will include all wrap around support including 1:1 daily support as whanaunga move towards their goals and aspirations. 

Position available 

  • 1 x full time, 40 hours/week 
  • From $30.00 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience, aligning with pay equity 

We are seeking a Kaitautoko Housing Navigator who 

  • Prides themselves on their ability to work to a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach 
  • Is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our whanaunga 
  • Has a positive and supportive mindset in supporting our whanaunga to achieve their goals and aspirations  
  • Demonstrates patience and calm by walking alongside and at the pace of our whanaunga
  • Works to a holistic approach to wellbeing 
  • Understands and actively demonstrates our pou 
  • Uses appropriate language and communication skills (e.g., tone, active listening) to fully understand the needs of the whanaunga  
  • Has a reasonable level of computer literacy to complete case notes and other electronic documents e.g., emails 

You will have 

  • 1-3 years working in a kaupapa Māori environment 
  • 5 + years experience in social housing and/or your respective discipline; and/or 
  • A level 7 or above qualification, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori or be prepared to study towards one or more of these qualifications 
  • A basic understanding of te ao Māori principles e.g., te reo and tikanga, and a willingness to learn more in this area 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Excellent organisation skills 
  • Patience and flexibility  
  • Evidence of being fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 
  • Full driver licence 
  • Proof of your right to work in New Zealand 


  • Work with a highly motivated, passionate team 
  • Work in a team with experienced leadership 
  • Be part of a wider organisation that seeks to improve the holistic wellbeing and development of urban Māori and Pasifika, as well as support anyone that walks through our doors 
  • Free professional development and training opportunities 
  • Observe and practice te ao Māori principles daily 
  • Free parking 
  • KiwiSaver 
  • Supervision and/or mentoring  
Full Time -
Between $57,200.00 - $64,480.00 dependent on qualifications and experience, aligning with pay equity
He Waahi Kainga
Dinsdale, Hamilton, New Zealand

To apply for this position you will need to provide the following:

  • COVID Vaccination Record
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and why this opportunity interests you.
We will be reviewing applications regularly as they are received, so don’t delay emailing you application to us.
For more information or queries regarding this position, please email:
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