Clinical Manager - Arohata Prison - Drug Treatment Programme

Do you want to contribute to the vision of CareNZ- Manaaki Aotearoa striving for “Healthy people, healthy whanau free from the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs”?

An exciting Leadership and Practice opportunity is now available as the Clinical Manager, Drug Treatment Programme at Arohata Prison. This role is full time and requires a motivated, innovative and collaborative leader. This is a unique and very rewarding role that encompasses both the clinical leadership of the team and may include front line group facilitation and counselling.
To be successful in this role you'll need to bring strong leadership in managing a dedicated team of clinical and non -clinical staff to support the wahine affected by alcohol and other drugs to turn their lives around.
Attributes that will likely see you be successful and fulfilled in this role include a strong belief in the life changing benefits of cultural empowerment, and an optimism for fresh starts and second opportunities.

An ability to build, develop and sustain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is a must. No two days are the same so flexibility and adaptability are key as well as being able to juggle a variety of different tasks within the prison space.
To be successful in this role, you will have;

  • A qualification in AOD counselling, counselling, social work,  or a related field
  • Have strong cultural competencies and a good understanding of tikanga Maori
  • Experience in counselling or social work
  • Experience in service management and administration
  • Have a passion to support our wahine and their whanau on their journey of recovery/ wellness
  • Have a professional approach to work with healthy boundaries
  • Full registered membership with DAPAANZ or other professional association e.g. social work, NZAC (or working towards this)

Is this sounding like you?
We offer a competitive salary, professional registration, professional development and a job that makes a difference to people's lives.

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact

Matire Kupenga-Wanoa

[email protected]


Closes: Applications close 5pm, Tuesday, 8 June 2021.