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Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Peer Support Specialist

Three full time roles available Taranaki wide

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He whakamārama mō Tui Ora (About us):

Tui Ora is a kaupapa Māori organisation, providing a range of wellbeing services to whānau in Taranaki. We employ passionate, professional people to fit with our whānau team culture. We value highly skilled, committed community-focussed individuals to support this kaupapa, and we currently have an exciting new opportunity.

Mō te tūranga (About the role):

The Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Peer Support Specialist role is an exciting addition to our Mental Health and Addictions: Oranga Hinengaro Service and our community. You will work in unison with our AOD team. We are seeking to employ three Peer Support Specialists who will provide Support, Advocacy and Coaching for whaiora whānau across our Taranaki Community. You will be required to work with whaiora whānau and engage whānau, and practitioners from across the mental health and addictions fields, from non-government agencies and the district health board. You will be expected to advocate for resources from Government Agencies, including housing and vocational supports. To ensure your success in this role you must have an established self-care regime.

Tui Ora is a Whānau Ora focused organisation that offers more than employment. We offer a Whānau Ora working environment which promotes Tui Ora core values, Ngā Ūara: Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga, Whānaungatanga, Wairuatanga, Tino Rangatiratanga and Tikanga o Tui Ora.

Kia ekena a angitū (To promote success in this role, you will have):

  • Lived experience; you are embracing your own recovery and be able to assist others in their journey.
  • A desire to enhance your lived experience by engaging in personal and professional development.
  • Skills, knowledge, and openness to promote and apply Whānau Ora within your practice.
  • Passion about Māori health, wellbeing and thriving whānau.
  • A full, clean NZ Driver Licence.

Tikanga haumaru (Safety checking):

Tui Ora is committed to the application of the Children’s Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not for Children's Workers as defined by the Act, however, safety checking for employment will be required for this role.

We offer

  • Tui Ora day (one paid day each year to spend with your whānau)
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A professional, fun, and vibrant working whānau environment.

Me pēhea te tono (How to apply):

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via Tui Ora’s online process. Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and CV. You may also view a position description at this site. If you have not completed the online application and/or uploaded both these documents, your application will not be considered. For further information email [link removed]

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this position.

Applications Close: 22 September 2021 at 12.00pm

Interviews will be held on 28 September 2021

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