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Alcohol and Drug Clinician, Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker

Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health, 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

We have a vacancy for a motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic registered health professional to work across two teams providing alcohol and other drug assessment and interventions.

About the service:

The ACT Team provides a community based mental health service for individuals who experience mental illness and have related high and complex needs. We provide an assertive and intensive level of community mental health care and treatment to support individuals to live successfully in the community.

The CAD Service provides alcohol and other drug interventions to tāngata whaiora with moderate to severe addiction causing difficulties in all parts of their lives. The team provides comprehensive assessment and research based interventions to improve health and wellbeing of the person and their whānau. Your work in CADS will be focussed on co-existing problem specific interventions and working with individuals and their mental health keyworkers to ensure a wrap-a-round harm reduction and wellbeing approach.

Although this role is based in Hamilton you may be required to drive throughout our catchment area which includes, Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge, Raglan and Huntly.

Responsibilities of the role:

You will be required to undertake comprehensive assessments and formulate risk management plans with tāngata whaiora and their whānau.

Required skills & experience:

· a positive outlook, sound clinical alcohol and other drug knowledge and good time management skills

· committed to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi

· practicing in a manner that tāngata whaiora determine as culturally safe

· a flexible and adaptable manner with excellent case-management and communication skills

· exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with typing/computer skills

· a qualified and registered health professional - social worker, mental health nurse, dapaanz registered clinician or occupational therapist

· experience in working alongside tāngata whaiora and their whānau

· experience in working with those with co-existing mental health and addiction issues

· current full New Zealand drivers licence.

Why us:

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact

Application closing date: 19 May 2021


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