Developing the health and disability
Kaiāwhina workforce
Workforce in action
 

 

The Health and Disability Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan

Vision

A Kaiāwhina workforce that adds value to the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders by being:

  • competent
  • adaptable
  • an integral part of service provision

Who are Kaiāwhina?

Kaiāwhina is the over-arching term to describe non-regulated roles in the health and disability sector. The term does not replace the specific role titles, for example: healthcare assistant, orderly, mental health support worker.

Kaiāwhina are respectful and empower others competently using a holistic, strengths-based approach in a wide range of roles with consumers who have health and/or disability needs.

View the Kaiāwhina word cloud which illustrates the roles that make up this vital workforce.

Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan          

A 5-year action plan with a 20-year vision for the New Zealand health and disability Kaiāwhina workforce.  Actions are practical and clearly described to focus efforts on achieving the long-term vision.  The Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan is a living document that will continue to evolve and adapt in a dynamic environment.

Download copy of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan

Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan Framework

Click in the segment to view the Actions

Workforce Intelligence Sustainability Access Career Development Workforce Recognition Consumer Focus quality and safety


News Updates

Action plan has increased the visibility of the Kaiāwhina workforce

While only ten months since its implementation, the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan (KWAP) is already making positive inroads to raising awareness and opportunities for this workforce. Of the 56 actions in the five-year action plan, five have been implemented, and a further 36 are in progress by various sector stakeholders. KWAP independent facilitator, Cathy Cooney,…

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