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Clinical Manager

  • Lead the delivery of high-quality addiction treatment services
  • Make a difference by helping NZ wahine find recovery from addiction
  • Work within a therapeutic community and build a team

The Clinical Manager is responsible for leading a team of seven staff and managing all areas of the Drug Treatment Programme at Arohata Prison to ensure it meets client’s needs as well as contractual and legislative requirements.

To be successful in this role you'll need to bring strong staff leadership and mentorship in managing a dedicated team of clinical and non-clinical staff within a therapeutic community, as well as skills in stakeholder engagement, cultural safety, financial, risk and business management.

This is a unique and highly rewarding opportunity to impact positive change on some of New Zealand’s most marginalised wahine. You will have the opportunity to build a team and further enhance the treatment programme and as no two days are the same, flexibility and adaptability will be key.

This is a career defining opportunity which will set you in great stead for the future. It offers a competitive remuneration package including five weeks annual leave, professional registration and professional development, and a starting salary ranging from $82k - $105,500 per annum depending on skills and experience.

Person Profile:

  • Strong leadership capabilities with proven staff management experience
  • Experience in service management and administration
  • Significant experience in AOD, including a qualification in AOD counselling, counselling, social work or a related field
  • A sound understanding of Te Ao me ōna reo Māori and tikanga principles is an advantage
  • Experience in counselling or social work
  • Have a passion to support our wahine and their whanau on their journey of recovery/ wellness
  • Have a professional approach to work with healthy boundaries
  • Full registered membership with DAPAANZ or other professional association e.g. social work, NZAC (or working towards this)
  • You will actively seek to develop an understanding of Māori models or perspectives of hauora in service delivery, and that Māori may consider using traditional healing processes and practices that support health and wellbeing.
  • Very highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationship building and networking capabilities at all levels

Applications close: 5.00pm Wednesday 23 March 2022

Applications to: Nikki Walshaw via

Position description: Available to view at

P: 04 499 1069


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