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Registered Health Professional- Psychologist, Social Worker, Nurse etc.

  • Registered Health Professional role based in Taupo and delivering to the Southern Lakes region
  • 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Support young people to build confidence, resilience & wellbeing

Are you a Registered Health Professional and want to work with an awesome bunch of people? Join our team and be part of an energising, positive, youth-focused crew.


We are seeking a Psychologist or other Health Professional such as AoD Clinician, Social Worker, Nurse etc 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.

The position available is 40 hours per week, Monday- Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm. You will be based in Taupo and delivering to the Southern Lakes region.

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.


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.

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.


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 be known for your caring, friendly and approachable manner and be passionate about your professional role and identity. You’ll have a passion for supporting youth and will 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, innovative 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 a current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.
  • You will be a culturally competent practitioner.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to 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. Be part of a supportive work environment where 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 25 March 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Position description:

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.