Clinical Director


  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland
  • Permanent Full-time role based in Auckland or Wellington
  • Provide organisation wide leadership of our clinical practices across our Pathways and Real services
  • Extra Annual Leave + Paid Wellbeing days + Increased KiwiSaver contribution
We’re looking for an inspirational leader to join our Pathways’ executive team as our Clinical Director; providing clinical governance and leadership across the organisation. You will live by our spirit of ‘ahakoa te aha - whatever it takes.’

Pathways | Mō mātou
As a leading mental health and addiction provider in Aotearoa, strongly values based, we empower people to live full lives in their communities. Prioritising mental health while aiming for overall well-being, we foster strong whānau and community connections. Our commitment to personalised support is reflected in our 'whatever it takes' wairua and spirit.
The Benefits | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou
  • Fifth week of Annual Leave (after 12 months employment)
  • Paid wellbeing days (2 per year)
  • Increased Kiwisaver contribution
  • Financial Assistance for school holiday programmes
  • Perk and perk plus discount app
  • Income continuance plan
  • Wise group, contents and car insurance plans
  • Specsavers discount
  • Discounted premiums with Southern Cross
  • Financial risk and planning review
  • EAP Programme
The Role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
We’re looking for an inspirational leader who will oversee clinical governance and leadership across the organisation and be a key member of the Pathways Executive team.
You’ll be responsible for and have oversight of our clinical governance processes and provide clinical leadership across the organisation. You will ensure that best practice, models of wellbeing, trauma informed care and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and equity are at the heart of what we do.

In your role you will provide organisation wide leadership of our clinical practices across our Pathways and Real services.
  • You will actively support the provision of quality, robust processes and services that continuously exceed organisational objectives and support us to be a “learn it all” organisation.
  • You will be a medical specialist with at least five years’ relevant experience in mental health and addiction services.
  • You’ll have the highest verbal and written communication skills and the ability to influence and to work in collaboration with others.
  • You will develop close relationships with important stakeholders like Te Whatu Ora Clinical Directors MH&A regionally and centrally, primary care providers, other NGO’s and the Pathways and Real teams.
  • You’ll develop excellent relationships and provide advice and support to the Pathways executive.
  • You’ll have a passion for developing our clinical workforce and strongly supporting our non-clinical (support worker) and peer workforces; identifying professional training opportunities and connecting them to mental health, addiction, youth and peer programmes to continue their learning.
  • You will also have knowledge of working across the lifespan, a contemporary understanding of communities and experience in a breadth of psychological, social and cultural approaches to supporting wellbeing.
Position description:

Contact | Korero: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sally Pitts-Brown, Chief Executive, on 0212 451 133.
Applications close | Rā Katinga: 13 December 2023. Please note, this job may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found. 

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with lived experience of mental illness & addictions to apply. 
Covid Vaccination is mandatory for all workers due to close contact with vulnerable individuals and COVID-19 risks. (two primary doses and at least one booster is required).
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