Children Specialist Lead / Therapist

About the role

Tautoko Mai is a sexual harm support service located in the beautiful Bay of Plenty and Waikato. We have experienced considerable growth and our expansion of services means we are excited to recruit for an experienced Children Specialist Lead / Therapist to join our team. This is a permanent role, preferably full time however this is negotiable to the right person.

As our Child Specialist Lead you will be tasked with the exciting and important responsibility of designing and driving the development of child services at Tautoko Mai. This role will act as our internal expert providing strategic leadership on best practice and develop a clear vision for our work with children, influencing how we can improve the care provided to children and young people.

As a therapist/child specialist you will also continue to utilise your professional knowledge and skills working directly with children, young people and their whanau supporting them through initial post trauma crisis counselling and therapy, ensuring you create a safe and supportive environment to assist with children and young people on their journey towards recovery.

About you

You will possess a sound understanding of trauma and violence informed practice, ideally working within sexual harm or a related sector, and approximately 5+ years working with children and young people therapeutically. Equivalent experience will also be considered. 

You will need to be able to confidently inform your advice and guidance, and have the capability to design and develop this service of care. It goes without saying you will have the ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and practice in a way that recognises and values differences.

You will also need to hold relevant qualification’s and have membership of a recognised professional body. Some travel may be necessary across Waikato and the Bay of Plenty so some flexibility in hours may be required.

What we offer

Based in our Tauranga office with beautiful harbour views, Tautoko Mai offers a flexible working culture and ample opportunities for professional development should you choose to take advantage of them.

We embrace diversity and you will be warmly welcomed into a fun, friendly, supportive and encouraging team with a shared passion and enthusiasm for helping people and our community. Staff wellness is a priority for Tautoko Mai and we provide a wellness allowance and an Employee Assistance Programme. On starting with Tautoko Mai you will be supported with a comprehensive orientation programme, a competitive remuneration package, free onsite parking and paid monthly supervision and professional fees.

If this sparks your excitement and you have the required level of skills and experience, and would like to be part of the Tautoko Mai team, we warmly invite your application by submitting an updated CV and Cover Letter.


For any further enquiries or for a copy of the position description please contact hr@tautokomai.co.nz   

Applications close: 9:00pm Sunday 26 June 2022

Mates and Dates Facilitators

Do you have experience working with young people and a passion for preventing sexual violence?

We are wanting to contract casual facilitators to join the Mates and Dates team here at Tautoko Mai Sexual Harm Support.


Key skills:

  • Relate well to secondary school age rangatahi
  • Confidence facilitating group learning
  • Knowledge around healthy relationships, consent and how we can prevent sexual violence
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to work within a diverse team and think on your feet
  • Able to respond appropriately to disclosures of harm by the students
  • Clean police vetting & full driver licence

If you’re interested in joining the team, contact our Programme Leader Malia Stagg for some more information and how to apply:

Phone 027 364 8008 or email malia.stagg@tautokomai.co.nz