Do you want to be part of a ground-breaking new programme which seeks to tackle addiction grounded in the belief that what works for Māori works for all?
Te Ngahere – this name is derived from ‘the forest’ and speaks to the importance of connection. Te Ngahere is an eight-week intensive alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment programme built on a strong cultural framework, grounded in the principle that:
When we re-generate through our natural cycles found in pepeha, marae and whānau, there is wellness, restoring mana revealing our true beauty and potential.
Te Ngahere seeks to address alcohol and drug harm by supporting tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness) to reveal their intrinsic mana. The programme offers clinical approaches underpinned by Māori and Pasifika concepts of health and wellbeing.
We are currently seeking a 20 hour per week Peer Support Specialist/Tautoko-a-aropā to join the Odyssey team at Spring Hill Correctional Facility delivering two-month therapeutic AOD programmes grounded in Maori and Pasifika approaches.
The Peer Support Specialist/Tautoko-a-aropā will provide peer-based recovery support to complement Te Ngahere. They will work with Tāngata Whai ora during their treatment to enhance their treatment pathway and increase recovery outcomes.
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If you are passionate about working within a cultural framework and delivering AOD treatment which will seek to strengthen whole of self and whānau wellbeing, we invite your application.
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 note that Police and Ministry of Social Development clearance checks will be required for this role. To work in a Corrections environment, applicants will also be required to pass the Ministry of Justice clearance checks
All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online registration and application forms. For all enquiries please contact Nicola Mooney on 09 6384957 Ext 727
Closing date: Wednesday 15th July