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Team Coach

  • Do you love inspiring people and bringing out the best in a team?
  • Lead a youth service providing individualised specialist support in a home environment.
  • Full time, Monday to Friday, based in Waikanae.

We’re looking for someone with a demonstrated ability to inspire and lead a youth focused team. You’ll be positive, energetic, organised and a great communicator.


We’re looking for an inspirational leader to join our Real service as a Team Coach. You will lead a youth focused team to provide individualised specialist support to one to two taiohi.

The is a full-time position working Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

As a Team Coach, you will be part of the local leadership team, attend regular meetings and Team Coach trainings. You will also be part of the rostered after-hours service on a rotating basis.


You will (preferably) have clinical work experience in working in adolescence mental health and addiction. You will also have leadership experience and will be able to unite and motivate a team through your positive, energetic and organised leadership. As well as having great leadership and people skills, you’ll also have demonstrated the ability to work well with other services such as DHBs, PHOs, and the wider community and social sector to implement personalised plans.

You will have:

  • A current New Zealand Health registration. (Preferred, but not essential)
  • Experience in working with young people and an understanding of trauma-informed care.
  • De-escalation skills.
  • A current full New Zealand driver’s license.
  • A current New Zealand first aid certificate or be prepared to obtain one.
  • An understanding of what you need for your own wellbeing.
  • A demonstrated ability and cultural competence in working with Māori.

The Wise Group are passionate supporters of our communities and vulnerable populations. We place a high value on the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the people we support. We endorse the Ministry of Health recommendation for vaccinations to protect us all against COVID-19. It is therefore our expectation that all new Wise Group employees are vaccinated.

The Team

Together as one team you will support the taiohi in a home environment 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/whānau 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.


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!

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

Closing Date: 14th October 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Position Description:

Contact: Andrea Berrett, Service and Relationship Manager, 027 602 9375

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 Real and 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.