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Expression of Interest - Alcohol and Drug Clinicians/Counsellors

  • Aroha Pūmau (with compassion)
  • Rāranga Tahi (connected)
  • Orā ki te Katoa (everyone matters)

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake i tenei Turanga, kua tu wātea mai hei kaimahi Māori mo Waitematā DHB.

Tona taitara he: Alcohol and Drug Clinican – Te Ātea Marino.

Te Ātea Marino is a Regional Māori addiction service, who operates under the umbrella of Whitiki Maurea, the Waitematā District Health board’s Specialist Mental Health and Addiction Group.

Our Identity and Purpose

Te Ātea Marino, is a Māori service, whose core kaupapa is, “ To reduce the burden of addiction and addiction related harm on the Māori people of Tamaki-Makaurau, starting from Tehana down to Mercer”

We are a brief intervention service that emphasises, honours and weaves Mātauranga Māori( Māori Knowledge and a Māori world view)with evidence based clinical interventions to provide an integrated high quality approach to managing substance related harm. We are passionate about providing a safe, mana enhancing and mana protective experience, to all tangata whai i te ora, whose lives have been affected by alcohol, drug or other addiction challenges. We offer high quality group and counselling support for individuals aged 13 years and up and we welcome the presence of whānau as a primary support throughout treatment. We want our whai ora to feel hopeful about their future and to be supported to live the lives they want. To that end we want to enable all who access our service to move towards their goals of wellness, emerging with enhanced mana and rangitiratanga.

If you aspire to making a difference to Māori and would like to be a part of a culturally responsive service, then we would love for you to join our dedicated passionate workforce. We are looking for fulltime Alcohol and Drug Clinicians(s) to join our regional team and would welcome expressions of interest.

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • A relevant qualification in Health, social work or Mental health
  • A minimum of two years previous experience working in the AOD/Mental health field
  • Registration with DAPAANZ as a competent AOD practitioner or the ability to become registered within 6 months of joining our service, or registration with a professional body according to your clinical training
  • Sound clinical skills in assessment and treatment formulation
  • Sound clinical skills in individual and group therapy including motivational or equivalent counselling expertise
  • Understanding of Māori cultural values with the ability to weave those values into clinical practice or a willingness to enhance your practice through this approach
  • A full driver’s license
  • A person with the ability to adapt to changing work environments including locations if required to ensure service delivery standards are upheld and are maintained

In return, we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • The opportunity to join a dedicated dynamic team of likeminded practitioners who are passionate about what they do
  • Monday to Friday hours of work: 8-4.30pm - Weekends are yours!
  • On-going cultural and clinical support to develop professional practice and competence
  • Access to Kaumātua and professional supervision
  • Regular In-service training
  • A healthy workplace which is smoke free
  • Professional challenges and varied work opportunities within the region (North, West, South, Central Auckland)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Ten days sick leave
  • 5 days study leave per annum

You can apply directly online by visiting our website at quoting Job number AUC10793

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

This role is regional and is a full time, permanent position. Please provide your preferred location upon application. (South, Central, West, North)

For further information, please contact Willise Ruha, Service Team Lead: Te Ātea Marino, 021718676. For recruitment enquiries please contact Charlene Macrae, Māori Workforce Recruitment Consultant,