7 February 2022 • College News

Job Vacancy: Clinical Team Leader, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service - Taranaki District Health Board

Clinical Team Leader, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service 

Vacancy No: TAR03493

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth

1.0FTE (80 Hours per Fortnight)

Permanent Position

  • Are you an inspirational leader that will build a cohesive team?
  • You are a leader that is willing to learn, innovative and whai ora/whanau focused
  • You can work in a changing environment and able to juggle multiple competing priorities
  • Do you have a strong child and adolescent mental health clinical background?

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Why Taranaki?

Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day.  For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and thriving café culture. Click here for information about living and working in Taranaki.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,200 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. To hear more about our culture view the video on our careers page

You will be accountable for the management of the allied health, nursing and administration team and ensuring high quality, safe clinical practice standards and the best care outcomes.  You will be a strong, credible clinical leader that can build and maintain strong working relationships across a range of child, youth and whanau centred services.

Preferred candidates will have the following:

  • Registered Health Professional with relevant NZ Practising Certificate.
  • Post graduate qualification in Mental Health field is desirable.
  • Advanced training in a therapeutic modality with Child and Adolescent scope/experience.
  • Experience working therapeutically with eating disorders, younger children and risk is desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years post graduate clinical experience
  • Sound knowledge of Equity principles, a commitment to bi-culturalism and demonstrable application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

 Please click here for the job description.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ross Ekdahl – Community Manager of Mental Health and Addictions, Email: