In this issue of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan Newsletter, we acknowledge the mana of the word Kaiāwhina. We introduce Jane Wenman who now takes on the role of Sponsor of the Kaiawhina Workforce Action Plan and Co-Chair of the Workforce Taskforce. As at April 2019, there are 15 months until the end of the…
The Health and Disability Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan
A Kaiāwhina workforce that adds value to the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders by being:
- 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
At the half way point earlier this year of the 5-Year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan (the Plan), a comprehensive review and refresh of the actions was undertaken to ensure they are still relevant and driving contribution towards the achievement of the 20-Year Vision.
It’s two and a half years since the implementation of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan. It’s reached the half way point and things are well on track. We’re pleased to report that significant progress has been made towards achieving the 56 actions.
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