Functional Family Therapist

Youth Horizons Trust

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Northland

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Family Therapists 

This is a unique opportunity to make a real impact through your work. Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services and Youth Horizons/ Kia Puawai are partnering to provide therapeutic services to tai tamariki and whānau in Te Tai Tokerau (Northland).

You will be working with tai tamariki and their whānau in their own home to support and enable them to thrive in their communities. The model of therapy you will be delivering is Functional Family Therapy which is an evidence-based model (training will be provided).

While being employed by Youth Horizons your office base and cultural support will be with the Ngapuhi Iwi Social Service team in Kaikohe.  In addition, there will be office space available to you and fortnightly team meetings in Whangarei at Youth Horizons Te Tai Tokerau base. These roles are highly mobile, and you will spend a large part of you week in whānau homes and traveling around the mid north area.  

About you

  • Registered health professional under the HPCA Act or Social Work registration.
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in psychology, psychotherapy, social work, or other related mental health field
  • Passionate about working with whānau and tai tamariki.
  • Can work flexible hours and has great time management.
  • Full driving license
  • Able to meet the children's workforce MSD and Police vetting requirements.
  • Able to work flexible hours (including some late afternoon and early-evenings).

What we offer:

  • Training and career progression opportunities.
  • Outstanding training and supervision including cultural support and development.
  • 24/7 senior leadership support.
  • Competitive remuneration (including a vehicle for work and commuting use) to match your skills and experience.
  • Paid birthday leave

To find out more about Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services, visit

To find out more about Youth Horizons, visit

It's an exciting time to join us and you will have the opportunity to make a real impact through your work- so apply now!


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