Clinical Team Leader

Applications close 12 August 2019



Senior Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist/Counsellor 


Your opportunity to be part of supporting refugees as they arrive and settle in New Zealand 

Refugees as Survivors New Zealand is seeking a Clinical Team Leader who is passionate about working in this dynamic area and contributing to the successful resettlement of newly arrived refugees in New Zealand. 


Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) provides specialist mental health, assessment, treatment and referral services for all incoming United Nations Quota Refugees. RASNZ functions as a national resource for those involved with refugees, asylum seekers and victims of torture and severe trauma.   

We also provide specialist mental health and wellbeing services to all people from a refugee background who have settled in Auckland. 

The Clinical Team Leader oversees and supports staff in the day-to-day clinical operations of the agency and manages liaison with partner agencies onsite at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre. In addition to providing leadership and coordination, the Clinical Team Leader has a direct clinical role and works with clients in individual, family and group contexts. The work is challenging, varied and highly rewarding for those wishing to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment as part of a committed and passionate team.   

Location Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, Auckland  

Position Fulltime   

Closing Date Friday August 2, 2019 


Post graduate clinical qualification in Clinical Psychology or Psychotherapy 

Senior clinician with 5+years’ experience post qualification 

A high level of competence in the assessment and treatment of clients who have experienced trauma 

Experience managing clinical teams  

A background in working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients   

The ability to liaise and work with a range of organisations and agencies at the Resettlement Centre and in the community 

The confidence to participate in research, capacity building and training for staff from other agencies who work with refugee clients 

Capacity to form collaborative relationships with professional colleagues, carers, relatives, and clients 

Evidence of ability to formulate and articulate sound judgements based on analysis and interpretation of a range of complex information in clinical work, drawing both on clinical observation and relevant theoretical models 

Ability to obtain New Zealand professional body registration 

Experience with children and young people an advantage 

We offer a generous professional development and annual leave package alongside a competitive salary. 



Cover letter 

Two referees 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa 

Contact: or Phone (09) 270 0870