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AOD Clinician-Amokaiora, Te Ātea Marino, South

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, Rangatira ma, tenei te panui ake i tenei Turanga, kua tu wātea mai hei kaimahi Māori mo Te Whatu Ora Waitematā 

Tona taitara he: Alcohol and Drug Clinican – Te Ātea Marino.

Come and Jam with TAM!!

Kiaora Koutou! Nau mai Haere mai!

We have a great opportunity for talented, funny and awe inspiring Alcohol and Drug counsellors (any ethnicity) to join our whānau at Te Ātea Marino.

Te Ātea Mārino is a Regional Māori Addiction Service, who operate under the umbrella of Whitiki Maurea, part of the Waitematā  District’s Specialist Mental Health and Addiction Group.

We are a down to earth, close knit, small, but supportive bunch, who care about each other and go the extra mile when needed. We strongly believe laughter and shared kai are good foundations to ensuring we are ready to meet the challenges we all face, in an ever changing workplace environment. We really love what we do in our service, and with our whaiora. We would welcome some more like minded people to join us to reduce the burden of addiction and addiction related harm on the Māori people of Tāmaki-Makaurau.

You don’t have to speak Te reo Māori, but do require an understanding and commitment to the principles of the Tiriti O Waitangi (partnership, protection, participation) and the importance of Whare Tapa Whā , the 4 cornerstones of health, te taha wairua (spiritual aspects); te taha hinegaro (mental and emotional aspects); te taha whānau (family and community aspects); and te taha tinana (physical aspects).

This is an opportunity to experience the support of working in a clinical yet culturally minded team. You will be welcomed warmly by all of our team members, including senior staff, and you will learn how a tikanga approach meets the needs of tangata whai i te ora and whānau.

We are a service in transformation and change.

We have full time positions in our South team at 7 Ronwood Ave, Manukau.

We are calling out to people of passion who have:

  • A relevant qualification in counselling, social work or mental/ health
  • A minimum of two years post grad experience
  • Registration with DAPAANZ as a competent AOD practitioner or the ability to become registered within 6 months of joining our service, or registration with a professional body according to your clinical training
  • Sound clinical skills in assessment and treatment formulation
  • Sound clinical skills in individual and group therapy including motivational or equivalent counselling expertise
  • Understanding of Māori cultural values with the ability to weave those values into clinical practice or a willingness to learn to enhance your practice through this approach
  • A full driver’s license
  • A person with the ability to adapt to changing work environments including locations if required to ensure service delivery standards are upheld and are maintained

In return, we offer:

  • A really good competitive salary
  • The opportunity to join our small dedicated dynamic team of likeminded practitioners who are passionate about what they do
  • Monday to Friday hours of work: 8-4.30pm - Weekends are yours!
  • On-going cultural and clinical support to develop professional practice and competence
  • Access to Kāumatua and professional supervision
  • Regular In-service training
  • A healthy workplace which is smoke free
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Ten days sick leave
  • 5 days study leave per annum

Have a look at what’s on offer and if you think this is you, then what’s to lose! Don’t be shy, come and JAM with TAM!!!

 Go on give it a go and Apply Now!

You can apply directly online by visiting our website at quoting Job number WDHB16785

Please click here for a copy of the Position Description. 

For further information, please contact Willise Ruha, Service Team Lead: Te Ātea Marino, 021718676. 

 For recruitment enquiries please contact Glenn Bratton, Recruitment Manager,

Position Number: WDHB16785

Closing date: 26 February 2023