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AOD Practitioner

Wāhi (Location) Manukau City

Ngā Kaitautoko (Reference) #210927 AODP

Ka aukati te pukapuka tono Applications close on: 5pm, 20 November 2021

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

Mahitahi Trust is a not-for profit organisation who deliver kaupapa led Māori services across health, education, social, employment and housing via integrated services based on Ngā Tikanga Māori (Māori cultural beliefs and practices). The overarching commitment of Mahitahi is to improve the well-being of individuals and whānau, assisting people in their desire to regain mental wellness through a range of overlying services with foundations firmly grounded in the nurturing of wellness.

We offer a supportive working environment that focuses on supporting our Kaimahi/staff so they can help Whanau whaiora realise their potential. Some benefits of working with us are;

  • A Unique Work Culture – Working together to convert passion into action
  • Life Insurance and paid Wellbeing Days
  • Work-Life Balance - We are a Whanau focused workplace
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training and upskilling.

Te mahi tūranga - About the role

This is a new service and an opportunity to use your clinical experience and knowledge to enhance the lives of Rangatahi and their whanau. Use principles of holistic therapeutic interventions and a cultural approach as a base for clinical practice. The Practitioner will be responsible for clinical oversight and management of a specific treatment programme for Rangatahi. A key focus is to complete clinical assessments and interventions to minimise the long-term physical, spiritual, social and economic impact of alcohol and other drug use.

Ngā pūkenga, ngā tohu ōu - What you will need

  • Minimum of a Level 7 Diploma in Alcohol and Drug Counselling or other social service field
  • Registration with DAPAANZ as an alcohol and other drug practitioner
  • Understanding of Te Reo Māori me ona Tikanga Māori
  • Excellent engagement, communication and motivational enhancement skills
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and of addiction issues
  • Experience working with behaviour change models
  • Experience working with harm reduction strategies

Me toka pūmau ēnei - Applicants MUST have

  • A clean and full NZ driver licence and a clean police record.
  • Have NZ Permanent Visa or Citizenship
  • May be required to consent and undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

Te huarahi tono - How to apply

To apply, visit to download an Application for Employment and Position Description. Email your current Resume and Cover letter to

For more information about this role, email or call the Human Resource Officer on 09 262-4533.

This position will be advertised until filled.