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  • Clinical roles based in Taupo
  • Deliver to the Southern Lakes region to build resilience & wellbeing in young people
  • Full-time or part-time, flexible hours working Monday – Friday

Mō mātou: About us

Real Lakes provide primary mental health and addiction services in the community to people aged between 12 and 20. We believe in the importance of community, connection and relationships - and in the ability of young people to shape their own futures.

Te Whiwhinga mahi: The opportunity

We are seeking a NZ registered health clinician such as a Psychologist, Social Worker, AoD Clinician, Nurse, or Occupational Therapist to join our Southern Lakes Real service. If you’re passionate about supporting young people to help build their confidence, resilience and wellbeing and would like to work with a great team, we want to hear from you.

If you value autonomy, want to work in an innovative service and have the relevant skills and experience, then keep reading.

We have a full-time OR part-time role available working Monday to Friday, based in Taupo and delivering to the Southern Lakes region. We’re flexible on the hours for the right candidate – Please tell us in your cover letter how many hours you’re interested in.

Using a therapeutic approach, our clinicians support young people experiencing issues or challenges that affect their mental health. After identifying and meeting their individual health and social care needs, the clinician will then support them to re-connect with community services and take control of their own lives.

They take a leading role in implementing the Real wellbeing strategy through innovative ways to improve the health of young people with mental health issues.

The Team

Based in the idyllic Taupo, you'll be reporting to the team coach and working in a supportive team of three youth workers and five clinicians, working with young people in school and community settings.

No two days are the same in the Real office, you will have the opportunity to work individually with young people, facilitate groups or be creative in your practice.

Mōu: About you

We are interested to hear from candidates who have a current New Zealand practicing certificate with a relevant body. Ideally you will have experience working with youth with primary mental health and AOD issues. You will have assessment and therapy skills, and group work experience.

  • You'll hold a current New Zealand full driver's licence.
  • Hold a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.
  • You will be a culturally competent practitioner, who is known for your caring, friendly and approachable manner
  • A passion for supporting youth trough a non-judgmental approach to working within a diverse population.
  • A real team player with good communication skills

The Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 requires staff working in health-related services to be fully vaccinated (this includes any subsequent boosters). As a provider we are responsible for ensuring all of our employees are vaccinated and boosted as per the mandate and employees are responsible for ensuring we have access to this information.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

  • flexible work arrangements
  • extra leave
  • subsidies for school holiday childcare
  • and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its' purpose.

Ready to take a closer look at Real? Then apply now.

Rā Katinga: Applications close: 8 April 2022. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Position description:

Korero: Contact: Michelle Woodfield, Team Coach - Psychologist on 027 200 8945

Real is supported by Pathways Health Limited, part of the Wise Group. Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke-free environment. Find out more about Real at

**All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.