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Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician

We are now looking for a Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician to join our Te Wairua (Co-Existing Disorders Service) team in Northland (based in Kamo). The role involves working a shift-based roster, with flexible hours including some evenings and one shift in the weekend.

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • A relevant Level 7 qualification in health, social work or mental health
  • A willingness to embrace the Therapeutic Community (TC) model
  • Skills in group and individual therapy
  • Motivational interviewing experience
  • Experience working in the AOD/mental health field
  • A full, clean NZ driver's licence

In return we can offer:

  • A competitive salary based on our increased remuneration bands
  • Paid meal breaks
  • Annual payment of your relevant registration requirements
  • 5 days paid study leave
  • Free meals (lunch or dinner) and free fruit – every day!
  • 22 days annual leave

Odyssey supports people to change their lives through the delivery of high quality, comprehensive community and residential services for people experiencing mental health issues and/or an addiction to alcohol, other’s drugs or gambling.

The Te Wairua service delivers support utilizing a modified “Therapeutic Community” approach for those living with mental health challenges as well as alcohol/drug/gambling dependency.

If you are practical, results driven, can problem solve and can relate well to people and can use a combination of life skills and work-related experience then this could be the job for you.

To apply, please click on link and send us your CV and a cover letter and complete the additional information questionnaire online. For all enquiries, please contact Jared Johanson on 021929361

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Please note that police and Ministry of Social Development clearance 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. We particularly encourage applications from Māori and Pasifika candidates.



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