Practitioner

Listed 11 days Ago
Odyssey
Healthcare

Do you want to be a part of a new bi cultural Alcohol and Drug Treatment service delivered in partnership with Serco within the Auckland South Corrections facility?

We are now currently seeking a full-time permanent Practitioner to join our team in delivering treatment for 6 to 12 months within in a therapeutic community-based environment for up to 60 men. 

Your role will include assessing clients and developing treatment plans using the Therapeutic Community model of care, preparing NZ Parole Board reports and ensuring the effective delivery of 1-2-1 and group interventions. 

Our idea candidate will have:

  • Up to 1 years’ experience working with clients in a social service, health, mental health and/or addictions setting
  • A relevant level 7 qualification e.g. health science, social work, counselling, psychology, social work, alcohol and other drugs (AOD) or mental health
  • Registration with or a willingness to work toward registration with a relevant professional body e.g. DAPAANZ (with organisational support)
  • A willingness to embrace a bi cultural treatment approach within a therapeutic community environment 
  • Interest in and demonstrated knowledge of Tikanga Māori and of Pacific cultural norms
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with others, including clients/tāngata whai ora
  • Self-motivated and a positive attitude
  • Skills in individual and group therapy
  • Strong communication skills and clear, concise writing skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Suite applications
  • An understanding of working in a correctional environment
  • A full, clean NZ drivers license

We can offer you: 

  • A salary between $65,915 and $73,590 depending on registration and experience
  • An annual ‘location’ allowance of $2000 for working in a correction’s-based environment.
  • 22 days annual leave and 5 days paid study leave per annum
  • Access to study, learning and development opportunities
  • A dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about what we do

More about us:

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.

To apply, please send us your CV and a cover letter, and complete the additional information questionnaire online. For all enquiries, please contact Michelle Nicholson on 021 578262.

Closing date: Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Please note that Police, Corrections and Oranga Tamariki clearance checks are required for this role. 

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. We particularly encourage applications from Māori and Pasifika candidates. 

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