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Registered Health Professional – Case Manager OST

  • Full-time role available, working Monday - Friday
  • Based in Masterton, Wairarapa
  • Do you hold a current NZ registration (Nurse, OT, Social Worker, or an Addictions Counsellor)?

Are you the opioid substitution team (OST) case manager that we are looking for? Someone who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journeys.


A rare opportunity has arisen within our opioid substitution team (OST). Are you the case manager that we are looking for? Are you someone who is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journeys and can work holistically within a dynamic and supportive team environment? If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

We are looking for a Registered Health Professional (Nurse, OT, Social Worker or addictions counsellor) to join our Pathways opioid substitution team here in Masterton.

This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm based in Wairarapa.

We are looking for an opioid substitution team (OST) case manager to provide care and treatment to the people we support, who will guide, educate and implement interventions/treatment options, working from a holistic approach and utilizing case management to support their treatment and pathway to stability. This will include working with individuals experiencing dependency to opioids and co-existing health concerns and providing support to Family/Whanau in the wider community. Preferably you will be a registered health professional with experience in Mental Health and Addictions who will embed the principles and the values of Te Ao Māori within their practice


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

The Team

You will report to the Addictions Service Team Coach, Pathways Wairarapa. OST utilizes counselling, nursing, and a senior medical officer, to provide people who experience opioid dependence with the right support at the right time to achieve their goals of safe maintenance or withdrawal from Methadone / Suboxone either within the service or through GP Shared Care in the community.


You’re a compassionate person by nature who enjoys working in a recovery/harm reduction focused way. You will illustrate an advanced ability to establish rapport with people in need alongside their family / whanau. You will have sound clinical practice and strong attention to detail. You are a great communicator who is positive, energizing, and enthusiastic. You’re a positive person who loves working with people, a great listener, and can work in a multidisciplinary team environment. Ideally, you’ll have experience in addictions, mental health or different social sectors set within a DHB or NGO.

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.

You will need:

  • Evidence of academic qualification that supports registration with DAPAANZ and / or the Nursing Council of New Zealand. AOD Counselling qualification and experience is of high value to our team.
  • A current full New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • A current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain.
  • Experience in addictions preferred.
  • Ideally, worked in an OST team, training will be given to the right candidate


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: 5th October 2021. Please note, the advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is sourced.

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Contact: Rachael Kenny, Teach Coach on 027 539 5354 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.