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Assertive Addiction Specialist - Te Awa Outreach Service

Tairawhiti has recognised that we need to change the way in which we support whanau experiencing vulnerability with Addiction. We need to invest in ways of working with and alongside our whanau that support whanau ability to achieve wellness and wellbeing.

With more than half our population identifying as Maori we know we need to support approaches that maintain Te Ao Maori methodology; that are holistic, address core distresses for whanau, are collaborative and more importantly, are whanau lead.

Hauora Tairawhiti in partnership with NZ Police and Te Kupenga Net Trust is very excited to be undertaking a three-year pilot which will increase our ability to support whanau with vulnerable health, social and justice outcomes due to addiction issues.

The primary objective of this pilot is to increase whanau access to addictions services and support at critical points of contact with Police, Justice and other key Ministries. Successful applicants will be part of developing and growing this service which, we expect to embed as part of our continuum of services to whanau in this Tairawhiti.

We are looking to recruit 4 dynamic people who are motivated to work in a new and innovative way with whanau experiencing distress in addiction. Two candidates will be registered health professionals and two will be Mataora who are expert in Te Ao Maori methodology and application within a health environment.

If this is you and you have the commitment to creating high potential alongside of whanau, we would love to hear from you.

For more information, please contact:

Cilla Allen 06 869 2097 regarding 2.0 FTE clinical positions

Hine Haig 06 868 3550 regarding 2.0 FTE Mataora positions

Please apply online.