Our Staff

KAIMAHI / Staff

Kaimahi of Tūhoe Hauora come from various clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.  A diverse range of ages, skills and experiences within the capacity of the organisation significantly improves the ability for Kaimahi to support consumers of the programmes or services delivered.

Where appropriate, services are able to be delivered in either English or Te Reo Māori.  Tūhoe Hauora acknowledges the importance of sustaining the Māori language and promotes its use where ever possible.  At least 50% of the Kaimahi of Tūhoe Hauora are first language speakers of Te Reo Māori.  Kaimahi who are second language learners of Te Reo Māori are encouraged and nurtured by the organisation and their peers.

The majority of Kaimahi whakapapa to Tūhoe, were raised and continue to reside in the communities which are supported by the organisation through programmes and services delivered.  Often mainstream processes, tools or approaches are ineffective and result in limited success.  This can be due to a number of factors, often isolated to the complexity of issues faced by a particular whānau, hapū or hāpori.

As an example of the Kaupapa Māori practices of Tūhoe Hauora, Kaimahi often apply principles of the Mauri Ora programme as a way to support the communities in which we work and in achieving the provision of a Strengths Based holistic approach to service delivery.

MANAGEMENT

GENERAL MANAGER Pania Hetet
CLINICAL LEADER  Rawiri Morunga

ADMINISTRATION

OFFICE MANAGER/PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO GENERAL MANAGER Mary Jane Araroa
FINANCE CO-ORDINATOR Ruby Sisson
QUALITY ASSURANCE CO-ORDINATOR Wairau Riini
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/RECEPTIONIST Urikohu Teepa
ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT Aroha Teepa

MENTAL HEALTH AND DRUG & ALCOHOL

KAUPAPA MĀORI EDUCATION ADVOCACY/PEER SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH Te Wairemana (Jesse) Bush
Holly Mathews
Michelle Harawira
KAUPAPA ADVOCACY PEER SUPPORT CONSUMER – WHĀNAU Timoti (Jack) Purewa
KAUPAPA ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELLOR ADULTS Nikapuru Takuta
KAUPAPA MĀORI COEXISTING DISORDERS Tamihana Biddle
PLANNED ADULT RESPITE CARE Michelle Harawira

TAMARIKI/RANGATAHI

KAUPAPA MAORI EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICE Isabel Muriwai
TAMARIKI/RANGATAHI ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELLOR Henare Ruru
TAMARIKI/ RANGATAHI WHĀNAU SUPPORT Danny Simon
TAMARIKI/RANGATAHI ALCOHOL AND DRUG SUPPORT Georgina Williams
Erina Brown
RANGATAHI MENTOR Michael Panapa

OTHER SERVICES

KAUPAPA MĀORI SOCIAL WORKER Mahiti Mariu
HUI-Ā-WHĀNAU Cheryl Wilson
Michael Panapa
SOCIAL WORKERS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME Mereana Pirihi
WHĀNAU ORA Cara Marshall
FAMILY START Jane Hill
KOROUA AND KUIA EARLY INTERVENTION John Tait
MAORI DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES Rameka Tuhaka
COMMUNITY ACTION YOUTH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS Nimita Nohotima
INJURY PREVENTION Kiri (Millie) Te Whetu
RANGATAHI PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & NUTRITION COORDINATOR Derek Ereatara
TŪHOE RHEUMATIC FEVER Tina (Sunshine) Biddle
Katrina Nuku-Ward
COMMUNITY TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE Urikohu Teepa
PACKAGES OF CARE SUPPORT WORKER Alison Morehu