Mental Health Professional
Southern Health
5d ago

Mental Health Professional Specialist Addiction Services - Wakari Hospital


  • Permanent, fulltime (1.0FTE, 40 hours per week)
  • Do you have a positive / can do outlook, a genuine interest and previous experience working with clients with substance use issues?

    Then come and join our collaborative and friendly team at the Specialist Addiction Service (SAS), based in Dunedin.

    About the Role

    As part of this dedicated team you’ll have your own case load of clients on Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) meaning your days will be busy and varied.

    OST Case Management will be the primary workload of this role. You’ll have regular contact with other DHB Health Services, and NGO’s, so you must be an excellent communicator who is adept at interacting with your clients, colleagues and external organisations, always striving to ensure the best results, with a holistic wrap around approach.

    About You

    You will bring to this role a solid understanding of addiction issues and experience in working with clients with co-existing-problems (CEP) and you’ll be able to demonstrate strength in screening, assessment, brief intervention, and clear decision making skills.

    Desirable skills and experience relate to mental health and physical health assessment, ideally with at least two years experience, however consideration will be given to applicants who have an interest in specialist addictions and are willing to undertake post graduate study in Drug and Alcohol.

    You’ll be an innovative thinker who can look for the opportunities to further develop the role. So if the prospect of working with other dedicated clinicians excites you, and you’re a real team player, happy to use your initiative and embrace change, then apply now!

    You will be a Registered Mental Health Professional with a current APC (Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or DAPAANZ registered clinician.

    It is desirable that you hold relevant post graduate qualifications.

    The Location

    The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

    A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful place for families. To find out more about living here please click the following link : https : / / /

    About the Southern DHB

    Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

    We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River.

    Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

    This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.


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