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Team Coach - Peer

  • Permanent, full time based at Te Ao Marama, Christchurch
  • Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • We value personal experience in mental health and/or addiction challenge

Has your leadership journey prepared you to be part of the next exciting phase of a leading Peer led acute alternative for Canterbury and New Zealand? Join us.


We’re looking for someone with lived experience, who’s an inspirational leader to join our Pathways Christchurch Peer-led Acute Alternative Service, ‘Te Ao Mārama’, as a Team Coach. You will ensure the efficient and effective use of resources for the team while fostering innovation to ensure the Te Ao Marama service is the best it can be.

Full time, predominantly Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm with some flexibility required, with after-hours on call on a rotational basis.


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

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Service and Relationship Manager and leading a team of Peer Support Specialists, Support Workers and registered health professionals at our Adult Acute Alternative Service. You will provide regular coaching and be focused on inspiring every member of your team to exceed their personal best in everything they do.


We are interested to hear from experienced peer leaders who have the ability to support and inspire a team and live peer values. 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. Along with great communication skills our ideal candidate will also have the following:

  • Has a working knowledge of the peer competencies 2020
  • Completed Peer Employment or Intentional Peer Support training
  • Completed Level 4 certificate in Health and Wellbeing or above
  • Preferred but not essential experience and a qualification in health, management or a related discipline
  • Clinical qualification is not required but a candidate will be able to speak to their lived experience and journey to wellbeing.
  • Needs to role model wellbeing and support Peer Support Specialists to do the same
  • Great networking skills and the ability to develop high performing teams

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 Pathways? Then apply now.

Closing Date: Saturday 21st August 2021. Please note, this role may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

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Contact: Glenda Prendergast on 027 323 8592 if you have any questions.

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.