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Social Worker, Nurse, Occupational Therapist

· New Youth service in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast

· Are you an RHP who can provide support to taiohi & Youth Workers

· ​​ Are you passionate about working with youth?

Social Workers, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists - join our new youth service in Waikanae


Hi! We’re a new Youth service in Waikanae delivering Youth based mental health and wellbeing services. If you’re keen to be a part of this new service then keep reading to find out more.

The role

We’re looking for a Registered Health Professional (Social Worker, Nurse - able to work in mental health or Occupational Therapist) who are skilled in creating warm and trusting relationships to join our new team. Preferably you’ll have experience working with youth with complex needs, or experience working in mental health. In this role you’ll be working with one taiohi (young person) in a home like environment and share the ongoing results and outcomes in this rewarding role.

The role will be varied and sometimes challenging, and you’ll work through a Te Ao Māori lens and draw on your expertise to provide therapeutic interventions that build confidence, resilience and wellbeing for the taiohi. Our goal is to keep them safe and to integrate back into the community. You might be goal planning, co-creating resources and activites, note taking, building relationships and de-escalating, liaising with stakeholders, meal prep and household duties.

The shift

The role is based in Waikanae, Sunday to Thursday on a rotating AM/PM shift. Week one is 7.00am to 3.30pm, Week two is 3.00pm to 11.30pm.

You’ll have:

· A current New Zealand Health registration (APC)

· Registered Health Professional (Social Worker, Psychologist, Nurse, or Occupational Therapist)

· Minimum 2 years’ experience in working with young people

· You’ll be competent using online technology, proficient in English for note taking

· A current full New Zealand driver’s licence

· A current New Zealand first aid certificate

· Knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori, including Te Reo Māori and Tikanga, or be open to learning about it


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 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!

Position Description:

Closing date: 18 July 2021. Please note, this advert may close early if suitable candidates have been found.

Contact: Heather Penzel, Team Coach on 027 208 2563

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.