Social Worker/Behavioural Therapist/Counsellor-Team Leader Opportunity, Auckland

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Social Worker/Behavioural Therapist/Counsellor-Team Leader opportunity

The Role:

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate person to lead one of our Foster Care teams based in Auckland. If you are a registered social worker or health professional, have experience leading a clinical team and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Foster Care teams provides care-based services for at-risk young people with severe and complex behavioural problems. The purpose of the role is to increase engagement in education, training or employment. In the near future, as part of your role you will be helping implement an evidence-based model for this service.

As team leader, you will be responsible for ensuring your team delivers effective and timely services for young people in a programme that is proven to work. Your main areas of responsibility will be to, provide clinical supervision and cultivate a supportive and passionate team culture and recruit and train Foster Carers.

About You

  • Registered health professional under the HPCA Act or Social Work registration
  • Availability to be on call
  • Proven experience in leading, managing and supervising a clinical team
  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in psychology, psychotherapy, social work, or other related mental health field
  • Current full NZ driver’s license

 Youth Horizons Offers

  • Fun-loving whanau/family environment.
  • Career progression opportunities across a national organisation.
  • Outstanding training and supervision including cultural support and development.
  • 24/7 senior leadership support.
  • Competitive remuneration (including a vehicle) to match your skills and experience.
  • Paid birthday leave

About Youth Horizons

Youth Horizons is a specialised non-profit organisation providing therapeutic services for young people who have complex behaviour and/or mental health needs. Our innovative approach combines evidence-based models of practice along with a focus on our core values of Manaakitanga, Wairuatanga, Aroha and Whanaungatanga.

Our National office is in Auckland and we have over 250 staff and caregivers supporting young people and their families and whanau across the North and lower South Islands.

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If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Elvira Bobekova on