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Clinical Director

  • Value based Psychiatrist with a passion for wellbeing
  • Specialist experience in multi-disciplinary community based environments
  • Working understanding of the principles of recovery
  • Join our dynamic organisation for a supportive environment and top benefits.
  • Focus on Te Ao Māori and equity
  • We are all about relationships, partnerships and ‘Whatever It Takes’

You’ll have a strong understanding of trauma informed care and be positive, energetic, organised, a great communicator, influencer and connector.

You are not driven by hierarchy but are person driven to achieve the best outcomes for the people we support.


We’re looking for an inspirational leader to join our Pathways’ team as our Clinical Director.

You’ll provide clinical governance and leadership across the organisation and be a key member of the Pathways Executive team. You will ensure best practice, models of wellbeing, trauma informed care and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and equity are at the heart of what we do.

In your role you will provide organisation wide leadership of our clinical practices across our Pathways and Real services. You will actively support the provision of quality, robust services that continuously exceed organisational objectives and support us to be a “learn it all” organisation.

You’ll have the highest verbal and written communication skills and the ability to influence and to work in collaboration with others. As a natural networker you’ll develop close relationships with important stakeholders like Clinical Directors of DHB’s, primary care providers, other NGO’s and the Pathways and Real teams. You’ll develop excellent relationships and provide advice and support to the Pathways executive.

You’ll have a passion for developing our clinical workforce, identifying professional training opportunities and connecting them to mental health, addiction, youth and peer programmes to continue their learning. You’ll also have knowledge of working across the lifespan, a contemporary understanding of communities and experience in a breadth of psychological approaches to supporting wellbeing. Plus, you’ll hold a relevant post graduate qualification and have at least five years’ relevant experience in mental health and addiction services.

This role can be based in either Auckland or Wellington. The successful applicant can elect to work between 24 – 40 hours per week.

About Pathways

Pathways is a leading national provider of community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services. Every year we support around 6000 adults and young people, all around New Zealand, to live their dreams and flourish – from supporting young people to love life, be resilient and feel good about their futures, to providing adults with support around practical daily living, leading a healthy life, employment, housing and crisis support alternatives.

We’re passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness – we’ve been dedicated to it for more than 30 years. Over this time, we’ve pioneered change within the mental health sector and we’re committed to continuing to transform the mental health and addictions landscape through fostering strong, compassionate self-supporting communities.

Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

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Applications close:Monday 31 May 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Contact: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sally Pitts-Brown, Chief Executive, on 021 245 1133.

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply.