AOD Clinician

Based in Wiri, Auckland Full-time $65,000-$74,999 pa

We are looking for an experienced Mental Health/AOD Practitioner who is looking for a career opportunity that is challenging and exciting.

Te Hā Oranga is a Māori Health Provider that delivers a diverse range of Primary Health Care services.  Our Organisation is committed to Kaupapa Maori Tikanga and Principals.

About the role

This role will involve working within our Te Ira Wāhine team facilitating our gender-responsive alcohol and other drugs treatment programme and provide one on one support to women who are currently incarcerated in Auckland Women’s Prison.

The mental health/addiction practitioner will provide expert knowledge and skills in mental health and addiction interventions to the programme.  They will work with a strengths-based approach to facilitate mental health skills and knowledge within the Programme, and in addition provide comprehensive assessments, individual interventions and referral services.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary rates
  • Whanau friendly employment
  • Flexible days/hours can be discussed
  • Up-to-date resources, uniform, and IT equipment

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 a commitment to respecting the rights and supporting those with mental distress and who struggle with addiction
  • 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 experience and skills in therapeutic approaches and interventions appropriate to manage and treat mild to moderate mental health issues
  • Are able to demonstrate knowledge and ability to undertake a comprehensive mental health 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