Tu Tangata Tonu Clinical Team Member - Kari Centre

2023-08-11 to 2023-09-22
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Tu Tangata Tonu Clinical Team Member - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

- Seeking an experienced Mental Health Clinical Team Member to join the Kari Centre.
- Provide support for children and their families, where one or both parents experience mental illness
- Work alongside whānau to work out what help will best support their children/s well-being
- Permanent role, full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time, Monday to Friday, based in Greenlane Clinical Centre.

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.

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.

Tu Tangata Tonu is a service within the Kari Centre that provides support for children and their families, where one or both parents experience mental illness and is open to Adult Mental Health Services within Te Toka Tumai.

The role is to work alongside whānau to work out what things will help to support their children/s well-being, as well as those things that may impact negatively on their children/s’s wellbeing.

Although you are being recruited into the Tu Tangata Tonu team, there may be requirement to work across the Kari Centre as needed depending on workloads and service priority.

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 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.

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 http://www.camhsnetwork.co.uk

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.

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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