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AOD Counsellor – Mental Health & Addiction Services, Mid North Area (1.0FTE)

If you’re looking for the opportunity to make your mark and action real change, working for Northland’s largest employer is where you’ll find it. Here, you get to make a tangible impact on your community, your team and your personal development, with an employer who trusts you to innovate and try new ways to leave things better than you found them.

Right now we are looking for an exceptional AOD Counsellor who is passionate about making a difference to join our supportive multi-disciplinary team with bases Kerikeri and Kaikohe.

Northland DHB is committed to a system that is Tiriti (Treaty) based and one that actively and purposefully invests in equitable outcomes for its Māori population.

Northland DHB recognises Māori as tāngata Whenua (first peoples) of New Zealand and have prioritised Māori health. We understand our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations in relation to:

· Stewardship

· Iwi/Māori health development

· Equity

· Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and expertise)

If you enjoy working with clients who experience co-existing disorders, and have experience in substance abuse treatment, facilitating group programmes and intervention and peer support groups, this could be the opportunity for you.

You will need to be registered with a professional body and hold a current practicing certificate, or hold or have eligibility for DAPAANZ registration, and clean drivers licence.

Experience working in a rural or community setting would be an advantage, as would an appreciation of Māori culture and understanding of Tikanga.

A career with Northland DHB will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH21-100

Closes: 16 May 2021

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