Community Clinical Team Member - Kari Centre

2023-08-09 to 2023-08-21
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Are you a community Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service clinician looking for a change of pace and an opportunity to grow your assessment, risk management and brief intervention skills?

* We are looking for Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychotherapists and Clinical Psychologists.
* Permanent full time (40 hours) or part time (24 hours minimum) opportunities based at Greenlane Clinical Centre, working Monday to Friday
* Use your skills and knowledge to improve health outcomes for young people

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We invite you to join the Kari Centre, an exciting and dynamic Child and Adolescent Mental Health outpatient service that provides assessment and therapy to children, young people, and their families within the central Auckland area.

As a member of the team, your role will involve working both individually and collaboratively with other professionals to deliver high-quality assessment, formulation and goal-based therapeutic interventions to children and adolescents, as well as their whānau. You will play a crucial role in ensuring that both the young person and their whānau are actively involved in their own care and decision-making processes, working towards their identified goals, and empowering them to lead fulfilling lives.

The Kari Centre has a strong reputation for excellence, innovation, and training, and is dedicated to offering opportunities for career development. We offer internal and external training packages, including formal post-graduate training, for new staff skill development as well as support for experienced clinicians who wish to build on their existing skills.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
* To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced registered Social Worker/Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Nurse / Psychotherapists or Clinical Psychologist with a current NZ Registration and practicing certificate.
* Our ideal candidate will also have previous experience working with children and Youth within a mental health setting, work well as part of a team and under pressure.
* As this is a community role, a full and clean driver’s licence is required.

Kari Centre has implemented the CHOICE and Partnership approach, for more information please see

For a private and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sharon Kipling-Adamson, operations manager on [email protected]

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022 that includes a simplified residency process for health workers on the new “Green List” of occupations – and this position is one of those designated critical positions! For successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here are the links to two key pages of NZ Immigration's official site for more information: Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa and Immigration NZ Green List Occupations

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Suzanne Morgan, Recruitment Consultant at [email protected] or Ph: 021 461 532 to discuss how we can best support your application.


This position is a Core Children's worker under the Children's Act & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts.
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