Addiction Clinician with Youth Focus (Nelson/Tasman)
Nelson Marlborough Health
Nelson, NZ
1d ago
  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Experienced in alcohol and other drugs counselling for young people
  • Role to incorporate duty / triaging of new referrals
  • Commitment to promoting the well-being of young people with substance use issues
  • Permanent, full time position 80 hrs a fortnight
  • Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

    TheAlcohol and Drug Service is committed to empowering the community to discoverhealthier use of substances and to promote freedom from addiction.

    Your responsibilities will include individual counselling,providing services to local schools, consultation with Blenheim Police, ChildYouth and Family Service, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service andWairau Hospital.

    You will be joining our multi-disciplinary team madeup of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupationaltherapists and social workers, all trained in a range of treatment modalities.

    Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Whois an appropriate applicant?)

    Weare looking to appoint an allied health professional (occupational therapist,or social worker) or a registered nurse, with at least 2-years’ experiencewithin an addictions role for this permanent full-time position based inBlenheim.

    You will have a sound knowledgeand understanding of adolescent development and behaviour, good assessment / triaging skills,as well as the skills to work with the clients and their families and whanau ina professional manner, using a multi-disciplinary approach.

    You will be the type of person whofits into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour,and respect across disciplines and will engender confidence, trust and rapportwith clients, their support networks and other agencies and service providers.

    Ā mātou rōpū (Aboutour team)

    Nelson MarlboroughHealth is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means theopportunities here are endless.

    Our main locations are Nelson and WairauHospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of thecommunity.

    Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a greatteam and we work hard to make difference. We value integrity, innovation,respect and teamwork.

    Ētahi atu mōhiohio (MoreInformation)

    Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

    We provide a great place to work withprofessional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellnessprogrammes.

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