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Case Manager / Kaiwhakahaere Take Motuhake (Tūhonohono – Addiction Services)

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: 113 Adelaide Road, Wellington

Service: Tūhonohono – Addiction Services

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time (0.8FTE / 32 hours per week)

Salary: MECA Dependent

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are looking for a Registered Nurse, Registered Social Worker, or Registered Occupational Therapist to join our Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS). The role of CADS is to provide support adults who experience moderate – severe addiction alongside moderate – severe mental health difficulties or associated physical health issues.

Our CADS Case Managers work within our multi-disciplinary team to get the best outcomes for our people. The role involves working with people experiencing addiction, physical health, and mental health issues. CADS Case Managers apply evidence-based practices, such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, in an individualised manner while also working with other services and organisations to address obstacles to recovery.

We have very stable staffing levels and good workflow management and this means that our caseloads are very low in relation to national averages. Our CADS Case Managers typically have between 10 – 15 people that they are working directly with. These low caseloads mean that staff are able to be very intentional when working with people, take on other roles of interest within the service, and work on their professional development.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

CCDHB Tūhonohono Addiction Services (CADS and the Opioid Treatment Service) is a multidisciplinary team comprising of nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, medical, and administration staff. We are a collective of skilled professionals that value working in a client and whānau centred manner, including cultural and community connections, to deliver high quality services. The team offers specialist services for adults experiencing addiction and mental health problems with a focus on providing evidenced-based interventions. We strive to create a climate of safety for ourselves and colleagues, and have been found to be one of the most safe and supportive workplaces in CCDHB.

We are dedicated to staff development and run specialist in-service training, Te Reo Māori courses, and comprehensive orientation packages. Our staff are encouraged and supported to complete further education and have completed Post-Grad. Certificates in areas such as Nursing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Moū – About you

We are looking for a Registered Nurse, Registered Social Worker, or Registered Occupational Therapist to join our team. As the successful candidate you will be committed to working collaboratively with clients to provide focused case management that will assist clients to improve their health and social wellbeing. You will be well-organised and reliable as well as enthusiastic about development and learning.

An understanding of te ao Māori, including te Tiriti o Waitangi, tikanga, and te Reo would be an advantage. Previous experience of working in the Mental Health and Addiction sector, and evidence of competency in this specialist area is also an advantage. However, our roles do not become available very often so we are keen to find a good fit and would welcome a less experienced candidate who was able to develop rapidly. Our team has a strong appreciation for baking and cakes, as well as for the odd chip on a Friday afternoon.


Support client’s mental health and addiction needs.

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Engage clients in their recovery journey.
  • Work effectively with addiction and mental health difficulties.
  • Undertake comprehensive assessments and planning.
  • Work closely with other services and NGO’s.

Skills and experience

The successful applicant will have the following skills and attributes:

New Zealand Registered Nurse, Registered Social Worker, or Registered Occupational Therapist.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to relate well to a wide variety of people.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH114-22) in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process until advertising closes on 25 April 2022.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed