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Position Title: Mental Health Professional –Community Drug and Alcohol Service (CADS) Wakari Hospital
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent 0.6 FTE
Date Posted: 13/03/2018
Application Closing Date: 19/03/2018 11PM
Job #: 056017
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Mental Health Professional –Community Drug and Alcohol Service  (CADS)  Wakari Hospital


  • Permanent, part time (24 hours per week 0.6 FTE, hours per day negotiable)


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.


About you:


You will be a Registered Mental Health Professional (Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or DAPAANZ registered clinician. It is desirable that you hold appropriate addiction specific qualifications.


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!


The Manager of CADS is happy to be contacted for further information.


Closing date: 19th March 2018


For further information please contact Charlotte England, Recruitment Advisor –Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email:


To Apply:

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