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Professional Advisor – Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services (1.0FTE)

Achieving the best health outcomes for people accessing our services starts with expecting the best from ourselves. Northland DHB is looking for an exceptional senior AOD Clinician to join our Mental Health & Addiction Service to provide effective leadership to the AOD workforce.

Reporting directly to the General Manager of the service this is a fantastic opportunity to make meaningful change across the AOD service. We are about to embark on a review process to, redevelop the model of care to ensure we deliver services that meet the needs of the community and improve outcomes for Māori.

Northland DHB is committed to a system that is Tiriti (Treaty) based and one that actively and purposefully invests in equitable outcomes for its Māori population.

Northland DHB recognises Māori as tāngata Whenua (first peoples) of New Zealand and have prioritised Māori health. We understand our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations in relation to:

· Stewardship

· Iwi/Māori health development

· Equity

· Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and expertise)

To be successful in this role you will have 5+ years relevant clinical experience within AOD, hold full DAPAANZ registration and have a background in CEP. As an effective leader you will have experience supervising other clinicians to achieve the best outcome for people accessing the service, with a thorough understanding of Māori Health and addiction models, and ideally a post graduate qualification in Mental Health & Addiction studies.

A career with Northland DHB will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH21-079

Closes: 28 April 2021



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