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Job Context and Environment
Due to the nature of the role, the job holder is required to be experienced in AOD work, well organised, good with boundaries, have excellent people skills, and be conscientious. This includes supporting tāngata whai ora coming to St Marks, Board members and colleagues.
The way St Marks is organised is that the team leader will lead the team without having direct reports. S/he will provide guidance and direction without the managerial responsibility that is present in other organisations, apart from direct Management of night and weekend supervisors.
A Therapeutic Community (TC) is a place where rational authority works up and down the whole structure of the whānau from the newest residents to the CEO.
The clinical staff are accountable to the Team Leader in terms of roles and responsibilities though direct management comes via the CEO. The Team Leader and CEO will meet informally daily and formally at least weekly.
TC’s are by their very nature dynamic and require someone who is flexible, adaptable and willing to be involved in both provocation and evocation in the community (See De Leon’s ‘The Therapeutic Community’), for the benefit of our tāngata whai ora. Values, attitude and compassion are more important in this role than qualifications.
St Marks is going through exciting times, we have opened a new transition house ‘Te Rito Arahi’ and will replace our old accomodation block in 2021 with a state of the art, solar powered, self contained facility.
Qualifications and experience:
You will be DAPAANZ registered, or a member working towards registration.
You will hold a level 7 AOD qualification or hold a qualification/HPC registration in a relevant related field such as counselling, nursing etc. at Level 7 or above.
You will have worked in the AOD field for a minimum of three years
If you have worked in a Therapeutic Community, this would be advantageous
This is a great place to work, call Paul Hanton on 027 292 6004 for an informal chat, or contact Paul for a job description at email@example.com ; the same email address for an application which will be by C.V and covering letter.
Competitive salary, (almost) exclusive use of car, possible relocation assistance.
Closing date is 21st August.