Pact is a major provider of community-based mental health and addictions services across Southland, Otago, West Coast and the Lower North Island. The Pact Youth Services are known to go the extra mile in supporting young people (aged 10-24) to achieve their goals.
Our Youth AoD Service provides 1:1 counselling or group sessions in schools, community centres and services or our office in Lower Hutt. We also deliver a mentoring service in which our team journey alongside rangatahi to support them in setting and achieving their goals.
We are seeking a motivated and innovative registered health professional to provide clinical oversight and coordinate our passionate team of counsellors and support workers to enable them to support young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and co-existing alcohol and drug related issues. The dual purpose of the role is to firstly provide clinical leadership and secondly, to manage a small individual caseload.
The main responsibilities include making clinical recommendations, risk and referral management, allocating daily staffing resources, staff supervision and performance management. You will also coordinate care and treatment plans with secondary services and other external stakeholders. Effective time management skills and the ability to prioritise are essential.
The successful candidate will be passionate about providing a meaningful and supportive environment for rangatahi to assist in gaining social, health, education, whanau, community and cultural reconnection.
You will need to have excellent communication and networking skills and be able to build and sustain working relationships with youth, staff and external agencies.
Pact is a growing NGO who already employs a number of registered health professionals who are practicing in various settings. This is an exciting opportunity for a progressive clinician to join the Pact team and make a real impact in the community. You will receive support and tailored professional development opportunities thanks to a personalised training budget.
- Competitive, market range salary
- Ongoing training and upskilling opportunities
- Five weeks' annual leave
- Service development component
- Personal work vehicle
- Monday - Friday working hours
- Be a Registered Health Professional with a current practicing certificate (Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist)
- Have experience in mental health and drug assessments and treatment
- Previous leadership experience is preferable
- A full driver’s licence and computer skills are essential