Primary Mental Health and Wellbeing - Wellbeing Coach Practitioner (3 Positions)

Te Manu Toroa Trust

  • 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 Wellbeing Coach Practitioner is supplied below. 

Wellbeing Coach Practitioner 

About the role: 

This newly created role offers an exciting opportunity for someone wanting a career path as a Wellbeing Practitioner. This is a diverse and exciting new position type that offers an impactful range of wellness support working in partnership with individuals and whānau to gain knowledge, skills, tools, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their self-identified goals. 

This role works collaboratively to develop active partnerships with people motivating them to make positive lifestyle changes, reduce high-risk behaviours, manage stress, strengthen cultural identity, and improve their health and wellbeing. 


The role provides support for lifestyle changes, promoting self-management and helping navigate and connect with any necessary partner services that will help them succeed. Working as a Wellbeing Practitioner offers a busy but incredibly rewarding environment, whereby you will tangibly get to see the difference and positive 

impacts that you can have on people's lives. Full specialist training and support will be provided for all successful applicants 

Skills & Experience 

The ideal Candidate will have the following: 

  • A level 4 (or higher) mental health and addiction related qualification 
  • National Health Coach training (will be provided for successful applicants) 
  • Understand the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and how these relate to service delivery in Māori communities 
  • Experience working in primary care directly with clients as part of healthcare team or/ 
  • Experience working in the community with people to assist achieve their goals towards wellbeing 
  • Experience working with Māori delivering culturally safe practices 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and varied environment 

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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