The Team at Vaka Tautua
We take pride in our team who are committed and passionate about our vision. They provide a mix of culture, gender and vast field experience to the needs of our service users. All team members are fluent communicators in their national language, and are respectful of different cultural practises and protocols within the pacific.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of consumers and professionals in their fields. Vaka Tautua utilises their skills and expertise to ensure that the services we provide are in line with the Vaka Tautua vision and objectives.
The administration team is based at the Vaka Tautua Head Office in Auckland.
The DIAS Team is made up of Pacific community leaders who either have a disability, or who know / have a loved one living with a disability.
Our Mental Health Team are all community leaders who are passionate about working with Pacific people who experience mental illness.
Our Peer Support Team aim to enhance the recovery of service users in the community by pairing them up with Peer Support staff who have experienced mental illness and recovery.
The Vaka Tautua Pacific Mental Health Navigators are based primarily at the Porirua office. All team members come from backgrounds with relevant or lived experience in the health or community support sector, and are familiar with the support services available that assist service users to reach their self-determined goals for wellness.
Older Persons Support Team
The Older Persons Support team is comprised of Pacific community leaders who run healthy living/healthy action programmes in the community for our older persons.
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