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Registered Health Professional-AOD

  • Do you hold a current NZ registration (Addictions Clinician, Nurse, OT or Social Worker)?
  • Provide direct clinical support, guidance & interventions
  • Work closely with individuals experiencing alcohol or drug dependency

Are you a passionate Registered Health Professional keen to make a difference in the lives of people experiencing mental health and addiction challenges?


We’re looking for a Registered Health Professional (Nurse, OT or Social Worker, AOD counselor) to join our Wairarapa Adult AOD Team. Someone who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journey, gets excited about group work and can work holistically within a dynamic and supportive team environment? If this sounds like you, look no further, we would love to hear from you.

The role

We’re looking for a passionate Addictions Case Manager, with experience in the AOD field (including group work). To be successful in this rewarding role you will be able to provide clinical support, guidance, and evidence-based interventions to holistically manage treatment planning and the goals of the person you are supporting. This will include working with Family/Whanau in the wider community.

Full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm based in Masterton.

You would be supporting people to identify and meet their individual goals through harm reduction models of care. Assisting and advocating for them to re-connect with their communities and take back control of their lives through assessment and treatment planning. Our case managers do this within the values and philosophies of Pathways and the principles and the values of Te Ao Māori throughout their practice.


Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.

The Team

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach for the Pathways Wairarapa Addiction service based in the center of Masterton. We are wanting to grow our multi-disciplinary team, with a common purpose to support people experiencing addiction and co-existing mental health issues and their family/whanau.


We are interested to hear from people who can work in a harm reduction/recovery focused way, can illustrate an advanced ability to establish rapport with people in need and their family / whanau using sound clinical practice and strong attention to detail.

We believe lived experience enhances who you are and how you can help, so we welcome people with lived experience to apply.

The Wise Group are passionate supporters of our communities and vulnerable populations. We place a high value on the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the people we support. We endorse the Ministry of Health recommendation for vaccinations to protect us all against COVID-19. It is therefore our expectation that all new Wise Group employees are vaccinated.

Successful applicants must hold a:

  • Full NZ driver’s license
  • Have experience in the AOD field.
  • Current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one.
  • Tertiary level qualification relevant to the role (Addictions Clinician registered with DAPAANZ and with undergraduate degree in applied addictions studies).
  • Registration with appropriate body
  • Motivation to participate in running Therapeutic groups is an expectation in this role


In this role, you can look forward to extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its’ purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

Ready to take a closer look at the Pathways? Then apply now.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 11th October 2021. Please note, the advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is sourced.

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Contact: Rachael Kenny, Team Coach on 027 5395354 if you have any further questions.

Pathways Health Limited is part of the Wise Group. Pathways are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively support a smoke-free environment.

**All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, all new employees are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.