Drug & Alcohol Clinician / Mental Health Professional
Southern Health
Dunedin, Otago
3d ago

Mental Health Professional - Specialist Addiction Services (SAS)

Wakari Hospital

  • General Practitioner Authority
  • Permanent, full-time (40 hours per 1.0 FTE)
  • 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 CADS, where you’ll be working in an addictions team, based in Dunedin.

    About the Role

    As part of this dedicated team you’ll have your own case load of clients receiving Opioid Substitution Treatment who are under the General Practitioner Authority (GPA) Branch of the Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) programme, this will be the main role of the position.

    There will also be the possibility, and at times expectation of providing new assessments, walk-in clinics and the opportunity to co-facilitate therapeutic groups.

    You’ll have regular contact with General Practitioners, DHB Mental Health Services and external 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.

    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 assessment, treatment planning, documentation and collaborative decision making.

    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!

    Our ideal candidate would be a Registered Nurse with Drug and Alcohol experience, however if you are a Registered Mental Health Professional (Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or DAPAANZ registered clinician) we would be happy to hear from you.

    It is desirable that you hold appropriate addiction specific qualifications.

    See GPA Clinician position description.

    See AHST Professional position description.

    About Southern DHB

    Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.

    We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

    Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

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

    Why don’t you check out https : / / careers.southernhealth.nz / for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

    The Location

    A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages.

    Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance. To find out more about living here please click the following link : https : / / www.dunedinnz.com /

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