Primary Mental Health and Wellbeing - Primary Mental Health Clinical Service Manager

Te Manu Toroa Trust

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Bay of Plenty

Primary Mental Health and Wellbeing – Multiple Opportunities Te Manu Toroa Trust 

About the organisation 

Te Manu Toroa is a large Kaupapa Māori Organisation located in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. We offer a vast range of Health and Social Services to our Community including three General Practice Clinics, an enrolled patient and client population of over 10,000, Primary Mental Health, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Dental Services, Health Promotion, Tamariki Ora, Whanau Ora Navigation, Whānau Care and Support, Facilitation, Community Dietician Service, Specialist Cardiac Service, Specialist Diabetes Service, Specialist Respiratory Services, Smoking Cessation, Family Start, Asthma Education and Vision and Hearing Services. 

Te Manu Toroa is a member of Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Primary Health Organisation (PHO) which is a Whānau Ora Collective of six provider members and three contracted providers promoting whānau health and wellbeing in the Western Bay of Plenty region. 


Our purpose is to improve the mental health and well-being of Māori through an accessible and affordable and integrated Kaupapa Māori Primary Mental Health service available to all, including non-Māori. Founded in Tūāpapa indigenous system of care, we are launching an innovative and mana enhancing model of care to support whānau wellbeing. To support this direction, we are investing in enhancing our primary mental health and wellbeing response with a team that is resourced to provide clinical and cultural support for our community. 


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly configured team that directly reports to the Chief Executive and works closely as an extension to our General Practices. We are looking to recruit three newly created roles. 

  • Primary Mental Health Clinical Service Manager (1 FTE) 
  • Wellbeing Health Practitioner (Part-time negotiable) 
  • Health Coaches (3 x FTE)  

The details of the Primary Mental Health Clinical Service Manager is supplied below. 

Primary Mental Health Clinical Service Manager 

About the role: 

This newly created role will provide clinical and team leadership and guidance to a team of five clinical and non-clinical primary mental health roles. Recognising the growing needs of whānau with a focus on early intervention in primary care, places this leadership role to directly report to the Chief Executive Officer. 

Based on the service requirements, this role will also provide direct client care including brief evidence based behavioural interventions to individuals, groups, and whānau to help improve their mental health and wellbeing. 

The key accountabilities of the role are: 

  • Team and clinical leadership
    exciting opportunity to build, mentor and support an innovative and nimble team 
  • Service Delivery
    take the lead to operationalise Kaupapa Māori response to mental health and wellbeing providing a clinical and culturally safe practice 
  • General Practice Team Engagement
    grow the knowledge and support for a primary care that is responsive to our whānau mental health needs 
  • Service Development
    seek out continuous improvement, support the growth of the service, and network regionally and nationally promoting equity of health and social outcomes for Māori. 

Skills & Experience 

The ideal Candidate will have the following: 

  • Registered mental health professional (e.g., psychologist, psychotherapist, mental health nurse, social worker, occupational therapist) with current annual practising certificate 
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing and/or leading teams preferably in the health and social services sector 
  • Understand the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and how these relate to service delivery in Māori communities 
  • Highly developed communication skills both written and oral 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and varied environment 
  • Energised to build and foster teamwork and lead change 


This role offers you an opportunity to establish a small team that can make a significant impact in people’s lives. You can support a team of practitioners and be part of a nationwide team of Health Improvement Practitioners at the same time which offers access to national training, mentoring and supervision. Te Manu Toroa also has access to and offers a range of leadership development and education opportunities to support your leadership journey. As a Kaupapa Māori organisation, we offer education, training, and support in relation to cultural training. 

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits; we have a fantastic organisational culture that you can become part of. If you have the skills to make a difference and contribute to a dynamic and transformative service that is Māori-led and culturally driven, please apply. 

How to Apply 

If you feel this is the job for you, please send your CV and cover letter together with a complete application form to

Job description can be provided upon request. 

Applications close: Sunday, 19th September 2021 


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