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Practitioner – Drug Treatment Programme Auckland (Paremoremo)

We are currently seeking a full-time permanent addiction Practitioner to join the team at Auckland Prison in Paremoremo, delivering 6 month therapeutic programmes for up to 40 men.

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.

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary based on our updated remuneration bands
  • A weekly allowance to cover transport costs
  • An annual ‘location’ allowance for working in a correction’s based environment
  • 22 days annual leave
  • 5 days paid study leave per annum
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Varied work that supports the community
  • A dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about what we do
  • A healthy workplace, which is smoke free

Do you have:

  • A relevant degree level qualification in Alcohol and other drugs (AOD), social work or mental health
  • A willingness to embrace the Therapeutic Community (TC) Model
  • Be registered to a professional body or be willing and eligible to be registered
  • Skills in group delivery and individual interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing experience
  • Experience working in the AOD/mental health field
  • 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 where required

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 your CV and a cover letter, and complete the additional information questionnaire online. For all enquiries, please contact Jared Johanson on 021929361 or from the 12th January, Phoebe Van Donselaar on 02157826.

Closing date: Friday 21 January 2022

Please note that 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. Police and Ministry of Social Development clearance checks are also required.

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.