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Community Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, AOD Clinician or Occupational Therapist - CADS

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

The details: Permanent, full time

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and talented Registered Nurse, Social Worker, AOD Clinician or Occupational Therapist interested in working in a dynamic specialist community team focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of tāngata whaiora and their whanau.

About the service:

The Community and Other Drug Service provides assessment and interventions to tāngata whaiora with moderate to severe addiction that impacts on all parts of their life. Our aim is to be part of a responsive continuum of services for people who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs and who may also have coexisting mental health issues.

Required skills & experience:

• Exhibit a person-centred approach and whānau inclusive practice

• Be innovative and work effectively in a multidisciplinary team as well as autonomously

• Ability to provide comprehensive assessments and participate in recovery planning

• Demonstrate ability to work with NGO and community services

• Be able to coordinate care and provide therapeutic interventions

• Have experience in working in the addictions sector

• Be motivated to further develop your career in a specialist area

• Hold a current full driver’s license

• Hold a current annual practicing certificate.

Why us:

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.

To view the position description please click here for Community Mental Health Nurse, here for Social Worker, here for AOD Clinician or here for Occupational Therapist.

Why Waikato:

Waikato is the fourth largest region in New Zealand and located just south of Auckland.

It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glowworm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.

Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact

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