Team Lead HIP for the new Mental Health Service


Health Hawke's Bay

Pink Sofa

Psychology & Social Work


The purpose of Health Hawke’s Bay – Te Oranga Hawke’s Bay is to ensure quality, and appropriate services are provided in a culturally safe environment. We support primary and community healthcare providers in delivering timely, effective, quality services supported by a community development model.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate leader to provide leadership, mentoring, support, and general line management to a team of Health Improvement Practitioners (HIP) whilst also working as a HIP across multiple general practice sites to provide leave cover as required. You will become a key contact for stakeholders, building and maintaining excellent working relationships across the participating general practices and NGOs.

We are looking for a registered health professional with prior team leadership and clinical experience, ideally working in a mental health setting (primary and/or secondary), providing evidence based psychological intervention. Good knowledge of the Primary Health Care Sector and its broad range of policies is highly desirable. And it is a given that you will have excellent organisational, communication and time management skills, along with the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.

We want a capable, driven, and self-motivated individual who can be a self-starter, completely comfortable with working autonomously, dealing with the day to day operational aspects of the role, whilst always keeping the bigger picture in mind.

This role could be for you if you have a genuine interest in improving health outcomes for Māori and other underserved populations in our community, and a real appreciation for and appetite to continuously grow understanding of Māori models of care.

This is a Monday to Friday role, that requires flexibility and adaptability in providing leadership to a geographically dispersed team of healthcare professionals.

Health Hawke’s Bay is a flexible employer, values culture, and endeavours to be a fun place to work. This is your chance to really make a difference in how health works in Hawke’s Bay, so apply to be part of the team!

Please submit your CV with a covering letter online. For further information please contact Martin at

Full Job Description available on request.