Addictions Practitioner, Early Intervention in Psychosis
Palmerston North, NZ
2d ago

To comply with the current Health Order, MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. Te Uru Rauhi, Mental Health and Addiction Services at MidCentral DHB have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Addictions Practitioner.

This position is 20 hours a week as negotiated with the Manager. It is based in the Manawatu locality and will provide services across the rohe.

The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service provides assessment and treatment within a recovery framework to young people experiencing first-episode-psychosis.

The service is delivered in line with national and international best practice principles. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge and skill in the management of young people who present with co-existing mental health and substance use disorders.

The role will also include the capacity to be part of a new model of care Te Mātāpuna o te Ora which focuses on an integrated treatment approach for those who would benefit from mental health and addiction services.

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated, is committed to ensuring culturally responsive care, is excited by change and able to work across teams, and is committed to a strengths based recovery approach that supports young people and family / whanau to achieve their goals.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks.

These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

General Information

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000.

In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures.

Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

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