Clinical Manager

Te Paepae Arahi Trust

  • Part-time
  • Wellington

“Hei Kaiarahi i te Iwi Kia Ora Ai”

“To guide our people to seek wellness”

Te Paepae Arahi Trust is seeking expressions of interest from experienced professionals and leaders with proven ability and experience to positively influence and develop our Service teams within the scope of the role of Clinical Manager.  Your ability is sought to facilitate, champion, and support Whānau Ora, in delivering Te Paepae Arahi mental health, addictions and wellbeing services as a critical service for our communities in the Te Awakairangi region.

This leadership role requires experience and familiarity in:

  • Mental health and addiction sector in particular the kaupapa Māori services in the broader Wellington region and the associated challenges in this field
  • the health sector in general
  • working and supporting whānau, hapū and iwi with a strong balance of clinical and cultural modalities
  • Te Reo me ōnā Tikanga Māori
  • operational processes and procedures

If you are passionate about enabling Māori development and community support for our most vulnerable communities at a non-government, community service based level, then we would love to hear from you.

About this role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi

Work primarily within Te Awakairangi Hutt region and broader Wellington

32 hours per week | Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Competitive salary

Te Paepae Ārahi is a kaupapa Māori charitable trust providing mental health, addiction outreach & counselling, social services, youth support and group support programmes. Te Paepae Arahi support tangata whaiora with mild to moderate mental health and addiction issues who live within the Hutt Valley region. These services are delivered by Kaiwhakarite (registered social workers), Kaitautoko (support workers), Kaitohutohu (registered counsellors) and Kaimahi Rangatahi (youth workers).

TPA’s model of care encompasses the core aspects of hauora from a Te Ao Māori holistic approaches to health and wellbeing, whilst encompassing the principles of practice across various disciplines and skillsets within our team.

About Our Role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a healthcare professional with a passion for providing exceptional care, to lead our teams to make a meaningful difference to the lives of our whai ora and whānau. You will provide effective leadership, deliver high-quality care, and be great at building relationships with all key stakeholders. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our clioents receive the highest standard of care, promoting their well-being, and ensuring our organisation is recognised as a quality service in our sector.

Skills & Experience | He pūkenga tou

Proven experience as a clinician and preferably a clinical leader, with a current NZ practicing certificate, ideally with experience in mental health.

Experience implementing best practice and knowledge of continuous improvement systems and processes.

Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

A passion for caring for others.

What we offer our employees | Ngā mea e tukuna ana e tātau

Work for one of the most progressive and dynamic organisations in the mental health sector.

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Relocation support if required.

Opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Supportive and collaborative work environment.

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of our kaimahi and their whanau.

How to Apply | Tono mai 

To apply direct, please email through your current CV, and a Cover Letter that outlines your suitability and motivation to apply for this role to no later than 5pm Friday 28th July 2024.

We will be reviewing applications as they are received and progressing to interviews quickly. We reserve the right to close advertising early if the position is filled during the advertising period.

We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We welcome diversity and the different perspectives such diversity brings to our work.

For a confidential conversation regarding this position, please contact Jeremy Tumoana - General Manager on 027 809 7129.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

For further information about Te Paepae Arahi please go to the following website: Or contact the General Manager, Jeremy Tumoana via phone 0278097129, or email:


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