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Registered Health Professional - Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist

  • Full time position available for a Registered Health Professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse)
  • Working Monday- Friday, based in Tauranga.
  • Support taiohi (young people) to foster positive relationships, and build their own future.

Do you thrive in working with taiohi, teachers and other health and social service workers to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing of taiohi?


The Whetu Marewa (Rising Star) services 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 Registered Health Professional-led school and community-based clinics.

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

  • Working with schools and other community agencies 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.
  • Providing education and information on mental health and wellbeing for taiohi and their whanau, both on a 1:1 and group setting.
  • Working directly with taiohi, their whanau and their peers, to build resilience and increase their sense of wellbeing.

You will be working 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday – 8.30am- 5.00pm in Tauranga.

Support to taiohi will include:

  • Astute assessment skills with an understanding of assessment and screening tools.
  • A commitment to a trauma informed care and recovery based approach.
  • Understanding and experience with developing and facilitating group work.
  • Therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness skills, Solution Focused Therapy.
  • Youth coaching and mentoring utilising a Te Whare Tapa Wha model.
  • Kaupapa Māori cultural interventions including a focus on positive cultural identity, whakapapa and whānauora, kapa haka, and waiata.
  • A range of recreational and cultural activities as a way of engaging taiohi as well as helping them to build skills and confidence, community connections and healthy, wellbeing focused lifestyle choices.

The Team

We have an existing, friendly, and highly motivated team already based in Tauranga. With this role there will be a focus on developing support in schools and therefore the ability to develop relationships in these settings will be essential.


We would expect the successful applicant to have advanced skills in working collaboratively with other providers to address complex needs. We need someone who has the ability to support and inspire a team- someone who can work alongside and provide mentoring and information to others.

You’ll be known for your caring, friendly and approachable manner and be passionate about your professional role and identity. You’ll have a non-judgmental approach to working within a diverse population. A real team player, you’ll be an excellent communicator and the sort of person who brings fun and laughter to your work environment. You’ll thrive in a supportive multi-disciplinary team environment where your skills and knowledge are valued and respected by your colleagues.

  • You’ll hold a current New Zealand full driver’s licence
  • You’ll hold a current first aid certificate
  • HPCA recognised qualification and current practicing certificate

The Benefits

Here at Real 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. REAL is a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

Closing Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021. Please note, this advert may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description:

Contact: Danica Thompson, Team Coach, 027 205 7608

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.