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Registered Nurse, OT, Social Worker, Psychologist

  • Permanent, full time position based in New Plymouth, Taranaki.
  • New contract providing new opportunities
  • A current NZ Health Registration, Dapaanz or Mental Health experience?

Develop your professional career and provide clinical support to people experiencing mental illness to help manage their health and social needs.


We’re looking for a Registered Health Professional (RHP), such as a Nurse (able to work within Mental Health sector), Social Worker, Psychologist or Occupational Therapist, to join a new youth focused service in New Plymouth.

We have positions available for registered RHP’s able to work within the mental health sector for our new contract under our Real Service and working in the Primary Mental Health Team – Whetu marewa. The focus of this service is on supporting Youth, predominantly in rural locations. The roles are permanent, full-time positions, working Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm. The role can be based in New Plymouth or Hawera and work across all of the Taranaki region

Our RHP’s support people experiencing mental illness to identify and meet their individual health and social care needs and support them to re-connect with community services and take control of their own lives. You’ll be engaging in group work, and one-to-one, with a primary mental health focus.


Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach and be part of a friendly, supportive and fast paced team environment, where a good sense of humour is essential.


We are interested to hear from candidates who are Registered Health Professionals with a current practicing certificate, ability to work in Mental Health and experience in the sector would be an advantage.

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 team environment where your skills and knowledge are valued and respected by your colleagues.

You’ll be:

  • A registered health professional with ability to work in the sector
  • Have a current first aid certificate
  • Have a current full New Zealand drivers licence
  • You’re a great listener, the sort of person who will listen deeply to the people who use our services
  • You’re a fresh thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas
  • You’re energising, inspiring others with enthusiasm and a take action approach

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

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 Pathways? Then apply now.

Closing date: 6 April 2022. Please note, this advert may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

Position description:

Contact: Eleasha Coombe, Team Coach- Registered Health Professional, 027 293 9283

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply.

**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.