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  • Benefits: Extra annual leave & kids school holiday programme subsidy
  • Permanent, full-time role, Monday-Friday, 8.30am- 5.00pm, based in Hamilton.
  • Support taiohi (young people) to foster positive relationships and build their own future.

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tātou mahi - Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

Mō mātou | About us

We have an existing, friendly, and highly motivated whānau team already based in Hamilton. You will have access to a centrally located office, with outreach work in the Hamilton community and neighboring towns. You will join a team of well-connected and experienced people that you will have regular contact with.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Whetu Marewa (Rising Star) service aims to build the confidence, resilience & wellbeing of taiohi (young people) with mental health and addiction related issues by enabling access to a range of supported interventions. Whetu Marewa provides mobile support in a community out-reach approach by offering a Clinician-led school and community-based clinics.

This role will involve supporting taiohi (12-24 years) with mild and moderate mental health and addiction concerns and social stressors.

This role is a fulltime permanent (40hrs p/w) opportunity, Monday to Friday – 8.30am- 5.00pm in Hamilton and involves:

  • Delivering Māori cultural interventions including tuakiritanga, whanaungatanga and toi Māori.
  • Facilitating recreational and cultural activities to engage taiohi and help them build skills, confidence, connections and mana Motuhake.
  • Working directly with taiohi (in 1:1 and group capacity), their whānau and their peers with a focus on mana restoring support.
  • Collaborating with local schools and other health supports to identify vulnerable taiohi.
  • Providing assessment and support to identified taiohi using a range of evidence-based interventions.
  • Building awareness and education of mental health and addiction concerns in the community setting.
  • Educating and informing on mental health and wellbeing for taiohi and their whānau.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | The Benefits

  • Extra annual leave
  • Income protection insurance
  • Subsidies for school holiday children’s programmes.
  • Real is a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!

Mōu | You

  • Skills in working collaboratively with other providers to address complex needs.
  • The ability to support and inspire a team- someone who can work alongside and provide mentoring and information to others.
  • You’ll thrive in a supportive multi-disciplinary team environment where your skills and knowledge are valued and respected by your colleagues.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • Experience working with taiohi and whānau in a community setting.
  • A commitment to a trauma informed care and recovery-based approach.
  • Astute understanding of assessment and screening tools.
  • Experience with developing and facilitating group work.
  • Understanding of therapeutic interventions in alignment with culturally competent practice. Therapeutic interventions include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness skills, Solution Focused Therapy.
  • Experience with mentoring taiohi and young people.
  • Relationship -building skills in school and service settings will be essential.

You will also hold:

  • A current New Zealand full driver’s licence
  • A current first aid certificate
  • HPCA recognised qualification and current practicing certificate

As a tangata Tiriti organisation, Māori are strongly encouraged to apply for this role. Pacifica, and people with lived experience are also encouraged to apply for this role.

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

Rā Katinga | Applications close: 13th May 2022. Please note, this advert may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description:

Korero | Contact: Renee Newton, Service and Relationship Manager, on 027 444 2983 for any further questions.

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.