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Alcohol and Drug Clinician - CADS Pregnancy and Parental Service (WDHB13378)

Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland are looking for a full time (1.0) AOD clinician to work in our Pregnancy and Parental service based in Pt. Chevalier. Applications encouraged from Registered AOD clinicians, Registered Social Workers, Registered Midwives, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and other relevant disciplines.

About us

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.

About the team

The Pregnancy and Parenting Service (PPS) is a mobile, outreach service for people who are:

  • Pregnant and/or a parent of children under 3 years of age regardless of custody issues:
  • with harmful use of alcohol and/or other drugs
  • and poorly connected to health and/or social services
  • PPS is a multidisciplinary team, consisting of AOD clinicians, social workers, midwives, psychologists and psychiatrist
  • You would be working in a well-supported team where you will develop expertise specific to women struggling with the above issues as well as their children and their families.
  • This is an opportunity to get involved in evidence based early intervention which addresses the needs of those children’s parents and strengthens the family environment utilising client led strength based goal planning. This is a case management/key working role which includes, but is not limited to; assertive outreach, advocacy, service co-ordination, risk management and working within a harm minimisation recovery model.

About you


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, midwifery, 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


  • Clinical experience in addictions or mental health or similar
  • Comfortable working with other health and social service providers including Family Start, Oranga Tamariki, Kainga Ora and other community based NGO’s
  • Lived experience as a consumer or whanau member


  • 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

Our Values

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 Rebecca Short, PPS Clinical Team Leader on (09) 815 5830. For more information about our recruitment process, please contact Glenn Bratton, Recruitment Consultant on 09 442 7251.

Please click here for a copy of the position description. Please apply for this position by visiting our Website at quoting reference number WDHB13378.

Position number: WDHB13378