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Practitioner (including continuing care)

Do you want to be a part of a new bi cultural Alcohol and Drug Treatment service delivered in partnership with Serco within the Auckland South Corrections facility?

We are now currently seeking a full-time permanent Practitioner / Kaiwhakamahereroa Waranga to join our team in delivering treatment for 6 to 12 months within in a therapeutic community-based environment and continuing care support within the community.

Your role will include assessing clients, developing treatment plans, preparing NZ Parole Board reports and ensuring effective delivery of 1-2-1 and group interventions. You will also provide continuing care to programme and community clients /tangata whaiora to support participants’ ongoing recovery journey.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Up to one year’s relevant experience working with clients in a health, additions or mental health care setting
  • A relevant degree level qualification in Alcohol and other drugs (AOD), social work or mental health
  • A willingness to embrace a bi cultural treatment approach within a therapeutic community environment
  • Registration with a professional body or a willingness and eligibility to gain registration
  • Skills in group delivery and individual interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing experience
  • Excellent clinical judgement and strong clinical boundaries
  • A good level of understanding of tikanga Maori and its importance within this setting
  • Report writing skills and computer proficiency
  • An understanding of working in a correctional environment
  • A strong ability to complete informative and up to date records
  • The ability to work autonomously

We can offer you:

  • A salary between $65,915 and $73,590 depending on registration and experience
  • An annual ‘location’ allowance of $2000 for working in a correction’s-based environment.
  • 22 days annual leave and 5 days paid study leave per annum
  • Access to study, learning and development opportunities
  • A dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about what we do

More about us:

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 Michelle Nicholson on 021 578 262.

Closing date: Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Please note that Police, Corrections and Oranga Tamariki clearance checks are required for this role.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We particularly encourage applications from Māori and Pasifika candidates.