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Alcohol and Drug Clinician - CADS South (WDHB10311)

  • CADS South, Lambie Drive, Manukau
  • Full time role

Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) are the largest Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) service in New Zealand covering the greater Auckland region from Te Hana in the North to Mercer in the South, servicing a population of around 1.5 million people.

CADS provide free community based and inpatient AOD treatment from a number of locations across Auckland. Annually around 15,000 people access CADS for treatment and care. CADS are committed to empowering the community to discover healthier use of substances (harm minimisation) and to promote recovery and wellbeing.

The CAD Counselling service is currently looking for an AOD Clinician who would be based in our Lambie Drive, Manukau office and its satellite services and hold a caseload of clients of this service as well as take part in the delivery of groups.

You will be an experienced professional (qualification in applied AOD studies, nursing, social work, counselling, psychology, occupational therapy or related fields) registered with DAPAANZ or equivalent professional body who is seeking an opportunity to work in a cohesive well supported team and further develop your AOD expertise.You will have relevant tertiary qualifications, excellent communication, assessment, treatment and referral skills, experience and expertise in working with clients and a clear problem solving approach. Group work experience highly regarded.

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.

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to truly make a significant difference in peoples lives. We will provide you with the support to master the detail of the position and gain confidence in the role while you develop your career in the addictions recovery Sector.

We have more than 7000 employees who 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.

For more information please phone Helen Schmidt, Clinical Team Leader CADS South, (09) 2632018 and for more information about the position, please contact Glenn Bratton, Recruitment Consultant on 09 442 7251.

Please apply for these roles by visiting our website at, quoting reference number WDHB10311

Please click here for a copy of the job description.