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Advanced Practitioner / Kaiwhakamahereroa Waranga Tuatahi – Auckland Region Women's Correctional Facility

Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking new programme which seeks to tackle addiction grounded in the belief that what works for Māori works for all?

Te Ngahere – this name is derived from ‘the forest’ and speaks to the importance of connection. Te Ngahere an eight-week intensive alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment programme built on a strong cultural framework, grounded in the principle that:

When we re-generate through our natural cycles found in pepeha, marae and whānau, there is wellness, restoring mana revealing our true beauty and potential.

Te Ngahere seeks to address alcohol and drug harm by supporting tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness) to reveal their intrinsic mana. The programme offers clinical approaches underpinned by Māori and Pasifika concepts of health and wellbeing.

We are currently seeking a full-time permanent Advanced Practitioner/Kaiwhakamahereroa Waranga Tuatahi to join the Odyssey team at Auckland Region Women's Correctional Facility (ARWCF) delivering two-month therapeutic AOD programmes grounded in Maori and Pasifika approaches. Your role will include the assessment and delivery of individual and group interventions for tāngata whai ora.

The Advanced Practitioner/Kaiwhakamahereroa Waranga Tuatahi within this service will guide and support clinical decisions and will be a coach/mentor to other team members.

Do you have:

· A relevant degree-level health qualification in alcohol and other drugs (AOD), social work or mental health

· A good understanding of tikanga Māori and its importance within this setting

· Registration with a relevant professional body or be willing and eligible to be registered

· Skills in group delivery and individual interventions

· Skills in delivering AOD services from a Māori and Pasifika framework

· Excellent clinical judgement and strong clinical boundaries

· Report writing skills and computer proficiency

· An understanding of working in a Corrections environment.

We can offer you:

· A competitive salary and benefits

· 22 days annual leave

· Learning and development opportunities

· Varied work that supports the community

· A dynamic and supportive team environment, working with people who are passionate about what they do

· A healthy workplace, which is smoke free.

If you are passionate about working within a cultural framework and delivering AOD treatment which will seek to strengthen whole of self and whānau wellbeing, we invite your application.

Please note that to work in the Corrections environment applicants will be required to pass the Ministry of Justice clearance checks, as well as Police and Ministry of Social Development checks Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online registration and application forms. For all enquiries please contact Ursula Mochocka on 09 623 1447 ext. 727.

Closing date: 4th May 2021