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Alcohol and Drug Clinician - CADS North - Takapuna (WDHB14211A)

Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland are looking for a full time registered clinician to work in our CADS North service based in Takapuna, North Shore.

CADS are the largest Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) service in New Zealand working with over 15000 people each year. CADS provide free community and inpatient AOD treatment from a number of locations across Auckland. CADS are committed to empowering the community to discover healthier use of substances (harm minimisation) and to promote recovery and wellbeing.

The CADS North Service is based at 44 Taharoto Road in the same building as the Community Mental Health Services. The team are well trained and very engaged in assisting people make significant and lasting changes in their lives. There are 2 admin personnel (clinical team support), 1 consumer liaison rep, 2 Employment Consultants (Emerge Aotearoa), 13 clinical staff, trained as AOD clinicians, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Clinical Supervisors. A Clinical Team Leader, Consultant Psychiatrist, and a Clinical Psychologist.

The team work alongside Auckland Opiate Substitution Services (AOTS) North who have 4 clinicians, a CTL, medical doctor and pharmacist.

CADS North is a busy community clinic seeing clients Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30-5 for assessments, individual counselling and group-work. Groups are day time and evening, the evening groups are 5.30-7.30. Clients are seen in Takapuna, Community Probation Services Glenfield, Red Beach and Warkworth.


A sense of social justice and enjoying working with people in all their complexity is required. You will have a non-judgemental attitude, excellent engagement and communication skills, and an ability to work autonomously within a team. You will also have:

  • Full registration with professional body (dapaanz , nursing, social work, counselling, psychology, occupational therapy or related fields)
  • Full, clean drivers licence
  • Legal right to work in NZ
  • Ability to implement Te Tiriti O Waitangi in your daily work
  • Ability to facilitate evening groups


  • Clinical experience in addictions or mental health or similar.
  • Comfortable working in a range of settings including probation, prisons, NGOs
  • Comfortable working with other health and social service providers.
  • Lived experience as a consumer or whanau member
  • Experience in group facilitation


  • Working for a regional service in the country’s largest DHB provides more opportunity for professional development and career progression
  • 10 days sick leave and 4 weeks annual leave
  • Competitive salary and paid professional registration as per DHB collective agreement
  • Regular supervision and training

At Waitematā DHB we are driven by our values “everyone matters,” “with compassion,” “connected” and “better, best, brilliant.” We are committed to living up to these values to give you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

If you are committed to supporting people in their recovery and have the above skills and experience please contact Catherine at or 021565041 or 09 4882701. For further information on the recruitment process, please contact Anna Tiaiho on (09) 442 7248.

To view a copy of the job description, please click here.

Closing Date: 24 May 2022

Position Number: WDHB14211A