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Addictions Clinician – Nelson (0.8FTE)

Permanent, part-time working 64 hours a fortnight (0.8FTE)


  • Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Registered DAPAANZ
  • Recovery focused, multi-disciplinary service

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

You will be working with an experienced multi-disciplinary team committed to providing high quality care to consumers and their family and whānau. This is an opportunity to further develop competencies in addiction treatment in a supportive and positive learning environment. You will facilitate a range of clinical interventions aimed at promoting the individual's well-being, aiding them in their recovery and enhancing their capacity to participate in community life.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a New Zealand registered health professional (E.G. Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Registered DAPAANZ), with a current APC and preferably with an addiction focus or study towards.

You will have a sense of humour, compassion, excellent communications skills, a non-judgmental attitude and a focus on developing interventions to reduce alcohol and drug related harms for both the individual and the community. It will also be important that you are experienced in delivering assessments, case management and group therapy. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to work with a range of cultures and be a team player.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

You will be joining a hardworking and supportive team that make a real difference every day. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For role specific queries please contact Rebecca Greig - Interim Manager Addictions & EIS on 03 546 1994 or via email at

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please complete our online application form.


Applications close on Thursday, 19 August 2021 (unless filled prior).

Applications will be progressed as received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.