AOD Counsellor – Brief assessment and intervention (Single Point Of Entry)

We require an experienced AOD counsellor, mental health professional or generic counsellor to cover a role within our dedicated Single Point of Entry Team who carry out Screenings, Brief Assessments, Comprehensive Assessments as well as Brief individual and Group Intervention for people referred for AOD assessment and/or intervention by the Probation Service. 

To be successful in this challenging and rewarding role you will work from a strengths based solutions focused perspective.  You will have strong empathy and be skilled in motivational enhancement to support the participants to make positive change and turn their lives around.

We welcome applications from qualified AOD counsellors as well as those from allied disciplines, such as counselling who have a passion for alcohol and drug treatment and are committed to developing their knowledge and skill base in this important area.

The successful applicant will have;

  • A qualification in AOD counselling, counselling, nursing or social work
  • Experience in addictions counselling or an allied field
  • Full dapaanz, NZCA or other relevant professional body registration

An ability to build, develop and sustain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is also important.  No two days are the same so flexibility and adaptability are also key.

CareNZ offers a competitive remuneration package dependant on qualifications, skills and experience which includes five weeks annual leave.

Does this sound like you?  Are you looking for a new challenge or a change in career?

If you would like to discuss this role further please do not hesitate to contact Tash Lowe our Clinical Manager, Wellington.  Call Tash on 027 889 3585 or alternatively send her an e-mail [email protected] with your contact details and she will be in touch.

Please forward your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

We would like to interview as soon as possible after closing date.

Appointments are subject to your convictions history being obtained and being acceptable to CareNZ. All applicants must have New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency and a full current New Zealand Driver's Licence to be eligible for this role.

Closes: Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 12th of December 2018.