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Night Practitioner

We now have a 20 hour (2 nights) per week part time opportunity for a Practitioner to work overnight at our Family Centre residential facility located in New Windsor. The predominant nights of work will be Friday and Saturday with each shift start starting at 10.00pm and finishing at 8.00am.

The Night Practitioner role involves working overnight, doing regular checks on the clients and premises, supporting residents with concerns, and completing administrative tasks. This role requires the successful applicant to be awake and vigilant through the entire night.

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • A relevant Social or Health related degree qualification.
  • Registration with DAPAANZ as a competent alcohol and other drug practitioner, or the ability to become registered in a reasonable timeframe
  • Previous experience working in the addictions or mental health field
  • Overnight working experience (preferred)
  • Be committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and guidelines for practice
  • A willingness to embrace the Therapeutic Community (TC) method of treatment
  • Be able to work autonomously and as part of an energetic and friendly team
  • A sense of humour
  • A flexible 'can do' approach
  • A full clean NZ driver’s license

In return, we offer:

  • A competitive salary based on our updated remuneration bands
  • Paid meal and rest breaks
  • Professional challenges and varied work that supports the community
  • A dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about what they do

Odyssey has supported thousands of New Zealanders whose lives are affected by alcohol, drug or other addiction challenges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau.

To apply, please 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: 09 December 2021

This role must be performed by a fully vaccinated worker. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is required before the successful candidate can comment employment in the role.

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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