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Would you like to walk

Beside whānau on the path to financial wellbeing

Are you passionate about helping people who are experiencing financial hardship? 

Do you want to work as part of a team to support whānau with complex needs?

About Moni Ora 

We are a small professional team that works together to support people who want help with personal budgeting.

We use strength-based principles to build moni mana and resilience throughout the Tairāwhiti region. 

Working as a team, we each have our core roles with overlapping responsibilities to cover operations from the front desk to the back office and throughout the region. Cases are often complex and intense but ultimately satisfying to see people achieving goals and getting ahead. 

Looking to fill Budgeter and Intensive Support vacancies

  • Financial Mentor – Supporting people with their personal budgeting, including debt management, negotiation, and advocacy.

  • MoneyMates – Bespoke courses to build financial knowledge, confidence, and resilience.

  • Kahukura – working closely with budgeters and their clients to address any wider issues causing concern. 

Personal Budgeting & Intensive Support

We are looking for new team members who are passionate about helping people with their personal budgeting to clear debt and get control of their money.


 To be on our team you will need  to be a people person who can

  • Build relationships and be able to motivate people to make positive changes in their lives.

  • Build networks and develop referral pathways. 

  • Listen and communicate in a strength-based way.

  • Have a positive and non-judgemental attitude.

  • Be able to maintain confidentiality. 

  • Work appropriately with a range of cultural and ethnic groups.

  • Understand the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Experience in the social sector is a bonus although it is not necessary to have formal qualifications. You will need to be competent in household budgeting, have common sense, and be able to pass a police clearance check.

Along with people skills you will need to have good literacy and numeracy and computer competency.  


Initial training and ongoing professional development are provided.

Successful applicants must complete a Financial Mentor Introductory Course followed by a provisional period to achieve qualification as a Financial Mentor.


Applications close Friday 30 April 2021

If this sounds like you, please register your interest early as we would like to fill vacancies as soon as we can.


Register your interest by delivering your cover letter and CV to 48 Cobden Street, Gisborne.


  • Receive initial training and ongoing professional development

  • Work in a supportive environment

  • Learn new skills and develop a career path 

  • Contribute real value to your community

  • Help people, families, whānau struggling with debt to reduce stress and become independent 

  • Support people, families, whānau develop action plans to achieve their goals and aspirations 

Mana is expressed through tino rangatiratanga

Status/Honour is expressed through self-determination

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