Developing the health and disability
Kaiāwhina workforce

Action plan has increased the visibility of the Kaiāwhina workforce

April 8th, 2016

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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Initiative creates pathways into the Kaiāwhina workforce for students

March 14th, 2016

Kidsline – a telephone counselling service for children up to 18 year-olds is expanding its presence into Canterbury. This increased training and recognition will open up career pathways for high school students. The globally unique service is run for children by children. Every counsellor, or buddy in Kidsline speak, in the not-for-profit wing of Lifeline…

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New Report – Health of the Health Workforce 2015

February 23rd, 2016

Release of the Ministry of Health’s Health of the Health Workforce 2015 this month includes information about the Kaiāwhina workforce and its role in supporting New Zealand’s health and disability workforce.

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Action Plan updates were presented at Workforce Development Conference

November 19th, 2015

The Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan was the subject of a presentation at the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference held from 2 – 3 November 2015. Insights, experience and options from health, wellness and social service workforce leaders were shared when presenters and delegates of the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference came together in November. The Kaiāwhina Action…

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Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme – Taking More Action

November 19th, 2015

Here are some more examples of the work already underway in the health and disability sectors. The full list of 5-year actions can be downloaded here. Again we’d like to share with you some of the excellent work that is currently in progress. Report explores home-based support for older people A report from the Productivity…

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