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Here you’ll find information about how you can get involved in the Kaiāwhina workforce plan and network with others. You can also find information on careers, training, qualifications and job opportunities for care and support work. We also share some stories from people who work in these rewarding and fulfilling roles.
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.
The 2020-2025 Kaiāwhina Workforce Plan has five Priorities which are the focus of the work programme.
To gain broad sector engagement and input to the priorities a network of interest-based organisations and individuals, with a commitment to the common agenda for that priority, meet virtually periodically to provide guidance and advice. Network meetings are also called for specific topics to progress the priority actions. Members of the networks bring their knowledge, skills, connections, influence, and passion to the work programme for their priority.
Networks are adaptive and flexible with additional people being invited to join a network for specific topics in order to keep forward momentum and to help ensure that the voices of a diverse number of stakeholders are brought to the table.
The Kaiāwhina Workforce Plan Programme Team coordinate and support the networks. If you are interested in knowing more about the Priority Networks please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme Team, please get in touch.