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Kaiwhakamahereroa Waranga - Practitioner

Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking programme that seeks to tackle addiction based on the principle that what works for Māori works for all?

We have a vacancy currently for a full-time Practitioner / Kaiwhakamahereroa Waranga to join our Te Ngāhere Intensive Treatment Programme (ITP), based at Auckland Region Women’s Correctional Facility.

Te Ngāhere is derived from ‘the forest’ and speaks to the importance of connection. Te Ngāhere ITP is an intensive alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment programme built on a strong cultural framework. The programmes is grounded on the principle that ‘When we re-generate through our natural cycles found in pepeha, marae and whānau, there is wellness, restoring mana revealing our true beauty and potential.’

You will be working as part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary team, delivering eight-week therapeutic AOD programmes grounded in Māori and Pasifika approaches. Your role will include the assessment and delivery of individual and group interventions for tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness).

Our ideal candidate will have:

Up to one year’s relevant experience, supporting whai ora in a social services, addictions and/or mental health setting (experience of working in a Corrections environment is an advantage).

• A strong people focus and excellent interpersonal skills.

• A good understanding and strong interest in tikanga Māori and its importance within this setting.

• A relevant (level 7) qualification e.g. in social science, social work, addictions or mental health.

• Registration with a relevant professional body e.g. DAPAANZ or a willingness to work towards registration.

• Skills in delivering AOD services within a Māori and Pasifika framework, including group delivery and individual interventions.

• Report writing skills and computer proficiency.

• Basic fitness to participate in recreational activities in the programme.

• A full current New Zealand driver’s license.

In return, we can offer you:

A competitive salary and benefits, including 22 days annual leave and 5 days paid study leave per annum.

• Professional development opportunities and varied work that supports the community.

• A dynamic and supportive team environment, working with people who are passionate about their work.

If you are looking to broaden your professional practice and utilise your tikanga Māori knowledge in a supportive team environment, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please click ‘Apply’ and send us your CV plus a cover letter and complete the additional information questionnaire online.

For all enquiries, you can contact Ursula Mochocka on 021578262.

Closing date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Please note that Police, Ministry of Corrections and and Ministry of Social Development checks are required for this role.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.