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Position Title: Mental Health Professional – Community Alcohol and Drug Service
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.6FTE (24 hours per week)
Date Posted: 29/01/2019
Application Closing Date: 13/02/2019 11PM
Job #: 058011

Mental Health Professional – Specialist Addiction Services (SAS) 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.


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!


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


David Jaggard, the Manager of SAS is happy to be contacted for further information.


Closing Date: Wednesday 13 February, 2019


To view the Registered Nurse Position Description please click here

To view the Alcohol and Other Drug Clinician please click here

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey , Recruitment Advisor Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone: (03) 214 5769 or Email:

How to Apply  
You can contact the Recruitment team by emailing, or by calling 03 470 9357 (Otago) or 03 214 7220 (Southland)
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

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