Whānau Resilience is an initiative that aims to create strong, resilient communities where whānau are supported to live violence free and to eliminate violence for the next generation.

The Kaimarutau role will support Māori whaiora to make positive changes in their lives and the lives of their whānau. You will engage using a Te Ara Whānau Ora and other Kaupapa Māori approaches (e.g. Te Whare Tapa Wha) to assess their needs and walk alongside the whānau to help build skills, grow confidence and make positive change. 

The design process of Whānau Resilience will focus on collaboration, innovation, and reflective learning, whilst acknowledging that communities and providers have invaluable knowledge and experience that should inform the make-up of services available in their communities. The services that are designed at the end of the process will then be delivered into communities. 

5 Pou / service areas:

  • Strengthen cultural identity and whakapapa.
  • Strengthen social capability and community connection.
  • Support long term behaviour change for men and people using violence.
  • Support trauma healing and recovery from violence.
  • Create healthy relationships and skills.

The design process will take up to one year and include testing to learn about what works for whānau to build resilience. This process has been broken into four stages through the year to support the end delivery of a clear service concept which needs to reflect one or more of the 5 Pou (or service areas), with local whanau held at the centre of the design.