Senior Addictions Counsellor

Do you want to contribute to “Healthy people, healthy whanau free from the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs”?

CareNZ has been helping New Zealanders find recovery from addictions for over 60 years. As an organisation we are committed to offering our clients the very best treatment pathways possible within community settings.

We require a Senior Addictions Counsellor or Social Worker to work within our dedicated team who deliver 8x 12 week Drug Treatment Programmes at Arohata Women’s Prison each year.

To be successful in this challenging and rewarding role you will be required to deliver our programme in a therapeutic environment, work from a strengths based solutions focused perspective.  You will have strong empathy and be skilled in gender/trauma informed practice and motivational enhancement to support the women to make positive change and turn their lives around. You will have an understanding of tikanga Maori and Maori models of practice and its importance.

We welcome applications from qualified AOD counsellors as well as those from allied disciplines, such as counselling, or social work 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, or social work
  • experience in addictions counselling or an allied field
  • Full Dapaanz, NZCA, NZASW registration
  • Competence in te reo is an advantage

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 Matire Kupenga-Wanoa our GM Operations.  Send Matire 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]

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, Monday 11 October 2021