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Registered Health Professional- Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist

  • A new youth service providing individualised specialist support in a homelike environment.
  • Based in Tauranga.
  • Positions available for Registered Health Professionals.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Health Professional to join a youth focused team to provide individualised specialist support to one taiohi (young person).


You will be part of a team working together collectively to support one taiohi in a home like environment to integrate back into the community with a positive and connected future. This will be a challenging and varied role; the service may be fast paced at times and at other times will require you to bring clinical expertise, positive and productive energy.

The Role

As Registered Health Professional you will be drawing on your clinical experience in working with young people and expertise from a range of treatment modalities to provide therapeutic interventions in supporting young people to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing. You will have a current practicing certificate.

These roles are on a rotating roster. There are a number of roles available, please state your preference in your cover letter.

RHP A: 40 hours per week. Week 1- Tuesday- Saturday AM shifts, 7.00am- 3.30pm.

Week 2- Tuesday- Saturday PM shifts, 3.00pm- 11.30pm

RHP B: 32 hours per week. Week 1- Friday- Monday PM shifts, 3.00pm- 11.30pm.

Week 2- Friday- Monday AM shifts, 7.00am- 3.30pm

RHP C: 40 hours per week. Week 1- Sunday- Thursday AM shifts, 7.00am- 3.30pm.

Week 2- Sunday- Thursday PM shifts, 3.00pm- 11.30pm

The Team

Together as one team you will support the taiohi in a home setting to develop life skills and resilience, provide support with practical problem solving and daily life skills, supporting community connection and liaising with relevant support services, family/whaanau and other providers to provide “whatever it takes and keeping it REAL” for the taiohi we support in order to grow and identify their purpose and belonging in our community so they have the opportunity to thrive.


We are seeking resilient, resourceful Registered Health Professionals to join the team who have proven experience working in the mental health area with a youth focus and who can naturally cultivate warm, trusting relationships.

The ideal candidates will have experience in working with taiohi that have required support to manage a number of different needs and can demonstrate ability and competence in working as a cohesive team in challenging situations.

You will have:

  • A current New Zealand Health registration.
  • Proven experience working in mental health and addictions (preferable).
  • An understanding of trauma-informed care and experience in working with young people.
  • Both de-escalation skills and relationship building skills.
  • A current full New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • A current New Zealand first aid certificate or be prepared to obtain one.
  • You will have a knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Maaori.

You will be:

  • A great listener, the sort of person who will listen to the people who use our services.
  • A fresh thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas.
  • Inspiring others with enthusiasm and a take action approach.
  • Resilient and adaptable in your approach.
  • Passionate about mentoring and supporting young people to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing.


Our spirit is ‘loving life’ - that’s what we do and what we help young people do

We provide health and wellbeing services for youth aged between 14 and 22. We believe in the importance of community, connection and relationships – and in the ability of young people to shape their own futures.

Real teams consist of motivated people who live and breathe our purpose, make ordinary things extraordinary and spend their days going above and beyond to help young people to realize their potential. Find out more about Real at

The Benefits

Here at Pathways we value our employee’s and we like to show how much we value you by offering outstanding benefits. Some of the benefits include providing extra annual leave, income protection insurance, flexible working arrangements, and subsidies for school holiday children’s programmes. Pathways is a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

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

Closing Date: Thursday 26 August2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description:

Contact: Hester Hattingh, Service and Relationship Manager, 027 251 4083

Real is supported by Pathways Health Limited, part of the Wise Group. Pathways are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively support a smoke-free environment.

**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.