We’re Hiring

Want to make a difference in your community? 

Tuwharetoa Health is a kaupapa Maori organisation that provides our community with health and social services. It is a place where people can work with a purpose and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Tuwharetoa Health is currently expanding the services we provide. Therefore, we are looking for suitably qualified people who enjoy being part of a team that is passionate about serving the community and improving the overall well-being of the whanau we support. We work with a whanau first approach and ensuring that manaakitanga is demonstrated across all areas of our service.

You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of professionals, who are all committed to making a positive impact in whanau lives by supporting their health and social needs. Tuwharetoa Health offers a supportive work environment that values teamwork, professional development, and work-life balance

If you would like to speak with someone regarding the vacancies listed below, please contact Santina on 022 437 1155 or email work@thct.co.nz 


We are currently recruiting the following positions:

Health Clinician

(with team lead responsibilities)

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered health professional passionate about whanau and hauora to join our team as a Health Clinician. This role comes with team lead responsibilities and will be an integral part of the team, working directly with individuals and whanau to help improve their mental health and wellbeing (taha tinana, taha hinengaro, taha wairua, taha whanau). As Team Lead, you will be responsible for day-to-day oversight, leadership, and management of the Whare Tamata Mai team. This role will support the development of an integrated primary health service based in Matauranga Maori.

You must be a health professional fully registered under the Health Practitioner Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2003, for example a psychologist, registered nurse, or occupational therapist. Or a fully registered alcohol and drug and/or gambling practitioner member of the Addiction Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa-New
Zealand (Dapaanz). Or a fully registered Social Worker.

Child Health Nurse

  • Are you looking for work-life balance, family friendly hours and no weekend work?
  • Are you a Registered Nurse with a current practising certificate?
  • Do you have knowledge of the NZ Well Child / Tamariki Ora framework?

As our Child Health Nurse, you will be responsible for the provision of Well Child / Tamariki Ora Services in the Taupo District. The Tamariki Ora service includes before school checks and health & safety education and promotion.?

A postgraduate qualification in areas including children’s growth and development, community health, primary health, maternal and child health, would be advantageous. As well as practical knowledge of Te Reo and tikanga Maori or a willingness to learn.

Financial Controller

As the Financial Controller you will play a pivotal role overseeing the organisation’s financial operation, including systems and procedures to ensure “best practice” financial management principles are engaged. (24-32 hours per week)


Health and Wellbeing Nurse

In this role, the Registered Nurse will support whanau with long term conditions through clinical assessment, intervention, care planning and education to support whanau to self-manage their Hauora. (24-40 hours per week)


Homebased Support Worker

Tuwharetoa Health is a kaupapa Maori health services provider that delivers whanau centred services in the Turangi, Taupo and Mangakino communities. Our vision is to improve the health of all who reside in the rohe of Ngati Tuwharetoa and we are guided by the values of Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga and Huhuatanga.

As part of a wider team, in this role, you will assist whanau to live as independently as possible, within their homes and community. You will help whanau to achieve their goals and reach their potential, through both practical and emotional support. (Fulltime and part time opportunities available)

The role may include:

  • Providing support with personal care and household tasks
  • Emotional support
  • Medication supervision
  • Meal preparation

You will have:

  • A passion to help people
  • Patience and kindness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work alternate weekends
  • A reliable car, mobile phone, and access to email.

A certificate in Health and Wellbeing at level 2 is desirable but not essential as Tuwharetoa Health do support staff to achieve Health and Wellbeing qualifications at level 2 and beyond while employed.

Tuwharetoa Health pays in line with the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement (2017), including travel.


Looking to make a positive impact?

If you think that you can make a positive impact to the lives of whanau in any of the roles above, contact work@thct.co.nz for more information and an application pack.