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Charge Nurse Manager / Team Leader - Alcohol & Other Drug

Where you’ll be working: Community Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (CADS), He Toa Takitini, 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent Leadership role, Full Time, 40 hours per week (1 FTE)

Are you a fresh thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas?

Are you energising, inspiring others with enthusiasm and a take action approach?

Do you have great communication and organisational skills?

Do you enjoy working collaboratively in a large and dynamic multidisciplinary team?

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented leader/manager to lead a team of professionals in the delivery of our Community Alcohol and Other Drug team based in He Toa Takitini, 193 London St, Hamilton

About the service:

The CADS Service provides alcohol and other drug interventions to tangata whai ora with moderate to severe addiction issues. Nga iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart – drives our mental health and addictions service and we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of tangata whai ora and their whānau.

About the role: We are seeking someone who demonstrates kia manawanui – resolute, steadfast, tolerant, dedicated, unwavering and committed. They will be able to lead the team in delivering a safe, effective and high quality service and work with the team to develop into a service that addresses equity for Māori and wellbeing for all tangata whai ora who use the services.

Our aim is to be part of a responsive and essential continuum of service for people who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs and may have coexisting mental health issues.

Please click here to view the position description.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

If you are interested in working with us to transform mental health and addictions services in Hamilton and are committed to reducing health inequities for Maaori, and would like to talk about this opportunity, please contact Nicola Livingston, Operations Manager on 021 354 507.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

Application closing date: 4 January 2022

Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga