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Pact’s Greymouth Community Support worker, James Tainui helps support people to lead fulfilling lives in the community. “You see people change and grow and you see their mana enhance. That’s what inspires me, instilling that belief in people,” says James.
Once a successful Tongan rugby player with a career that took him to Japan and France, Isileli (Kai) Tupou is now following his other passion working with people with disabilities.
This amazing Tongan care worker is seizing opportunities to upskill and support her community. Uinita (Nita) Tapaatoutai is a hard worker and an inspiration to others.
While the Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce membership provides strategic stewardship to the total Plan the strength of the Priority Networks is the provision of deep sector and consumer knowledge, focused expertise and an orientation towards the action needed to progress the goals of each priority.
The Kaiāwhina Workforce Plan has five Priorities which are at the core of the work programme. To gain broad sector engagement and input to each of the priorities a network of people and organisations, committed to progressing the kaupapa of the Plan, are connected in an interest-based collaborative for each priority. Network meetings are held virtually to gain guidance and advice on the priority goals and actions with members bringing their knowledge, skills, connections, influence, and passion to the work programme.
Networks are adaptive and flexible, with additional people welcomed to the meetings for specific topics in order to ensure that the voices of a diverse number of stakeholders are brought to the table.
The five priorities of the Plan are:
The Kaiāwhina Workforce Plan Programme Team coordinate and support the priority networks.
Congratulations to Cathy Cooney, Independent Facilitator of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Plan, who was made a member of the New Zealand order of merit in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Industry Training Organisation, Careerforce developed a campaign aimed at promoting career pathways in care and support, and attract greater workforce diversity.
The first and formative 5-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan 2015-2020 concluded in June 2020, having helped to build an enduring foundation for the future of the kaiāwhina workforce.
If you wish to participate in the Kaiāwhina workforce plan, please contact the Careerforce Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme Team, please get in touch.