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Youth Addictions and Mental Health Clinician

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.

We create hopeful and safe spaces for change with opportunities to reflect; learn and connect so that people can move towards a brighter future.

An opportunity to take on a Youth Addictions and Mental Health Clinician position now exists within our Youth Intact team. You will be based at our community service hub in central Hamilton with weekly travel throughout our service area.

A registered AOD practitioner, social worker, registered nurse or health professional holding HPCA/NCAC Counsellor status, you will have a NZQA level 7 or higher qualification in a relevant social service field.

Key responsibilities include:

· Providing youth friendly evidence based AOD assessment and treatment services, according to the Waikato Youth AOD Model of Care

· Working collaboratively with Youth Workers, Cultural Support, and other providers to engage young people in their recovery

· Providing leadership and training in the Youth INtact leadership service to support the development of Youth AOD and CEP capabilities across the community, primary health and youth mental health sectors in Waikato

· Contributing to ongoing service development and evaluation

A successful candidate will be allocated a vehicle to travel to and from work, a mobile phone and a laptop.

Youth INtact is a new approach to service delivery for rangatahi/young people with problematic to severe alcohol and/or other drug use – offering easily accessible community based assessment and treatment services that are wraparound, holistic and culturally responsive. There are a mixture of school clinics and community-based services, depending on the community needs.

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.

Please also note that Police and Ministry of Social Development clearance checks will be required for this role.

To apply, please include a CV, cover letter and complete the additional information questionnaire form which can be found under your individual Odyssey recruitment profile. For all enquiries, please contact Ursula Mochocka on 021578262.

Closing date: Thursday, 21 October 2021

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