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

Kaiāwhina triumph at Future Business Leader Awards

While the Got A Trade? Got It Made! campaign continues, the inaugural Future Business Leaders Awards event, held on 25th August in Auckland to celebrate the achievements of New Zealand’s ‘bright young things’ in the trades and services delivered successful outcomes for kaiāwhina. The multi-sector industry training awards were held as part of the Future…

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