AOD and Mental Health Practitioners

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Full-time $70,000-$85,000 pa

Te Hā Oranga is looking for a team of experienced Mental Health and AOD Practitioners who are looking for a career opportunity that is challenging and exciting.


About the role 

These roles will involve working within our new exciting drug treatment programme providing facilitation and one on one support to woman who are currently incarcerated in Auckland Womans Prison.

These practitioners will provide expert knowledge and skills in mental health and addiction interventions and will work with a strengths-based approach to facilitate skills and knowledge within the Programme, as well as provide comprehensive assessments, individual interventions and referral services.


We are looking for a person who

  • aligns with our values and are passionate about our kaupapa
  • genuinely embrace our commitment to Maori and Pasifika
  • have an commitment to respecting the rights and supporting those with mental distress and who struggle with addiction

We will also seek to employ a team leader who is able to manage a dynamic team while allowing them to take the lead when appropriate, and will remain professional at all times


To be considered for this role it is essential you

  • have a degree in any of the health professions under the HPCA Act or in Social Work or Counselling
  • be a registered health professional with a relevant organisation, preferably DPAANZ, and have a current practicing certificate
  • have obtained NZ police vetting clearance
  • be eligible to work in New Zealand
  • have proven mental health or addictions experience and skills in therapeutic approaches and interventions appropriate to manage and treat mild to moderate mental health or addiction issues
  • are able to demonstrate knowledge and ability to undertake a comprehensive mental health and/or addictions assessment and appropriate brief interventions

and preferable you

  • have facilitation experience and skills in therapeutic and psycho-educational groups
  • have the ability to support and develop the mental health interventions within the programme
  • understand and effectively use Māori health models (e.g. Te Whare Tapa Wha) in treatment
  • have experience in working with people with addiction issues and/or have some addiction-specific training
  • display excellent cultural competency and specific knowledge of models and frameworks specific to Māori and Pacifika participants
  • have experience as a practice or team leader


To apply for this role please send your cover letter and CV to 

Applications for this position close 19 March 2023