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PPS Registered Nurse - Pregnancy & Parental Service CADS

 

Registered Nurse - Pregnancy & Parental Service CADS

Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) is looking for a full time registered nurse to work in our Pregnancy and Parental Service (PPS) based in Point Chevalier, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland

About us:

CADS is the largest Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) service in Aotearoa/New Zealand and provides free community and inpatient treatment from a number of locations across Tāmaki Makaurau. CADS is committed to empowering the community to reduce the harm associated with substance use and to promote recovery and well-being.

PPS is a well-supported multi-disciplinary regional team that works with pregnant women and parents of children under three years of age who are experiencing problematic alcohol and/or other drug use, are disconnected from health and social services and who may be experiencing multiple and complex problems including family violence, physical and mental health issues, stigma, inadequate housing, and socio-economic issues.

The aim of PPS is to improve outcomes for unborn and young children via interventions that reduce harm and positively impact the young children’s first 1000 days of brain development, and enhance their future health-related trajectories.

Our team is resourced to provide assertive outreach and spend time developing therapeutic relationships with tangata whai I te ora and their whānau to provide evidence-based interventions which strengthen the family environment with client-led, strength-based goal planning.

About the role:

This is a case management/key working role, which includes, but is not limited to; assertive outreach, advocacy, service co-ordination and collaboration, risk assessment, and safety planning and working within harm reduction, strength-based and recovery models as well as utilising a motivational approach to support tangata whaiora to make significant changes in their lives.

You would be working in a well-supported team where you will develop unique expertise and skills to best support tangata whaiora experiencing the above issues.

About you:

We are looking for a registered nurse with a commitment to equity and working with tangata whaiora from a biopsychosocial approach. You will have excellent engagement and communication skills as well as an ability to work autonomously and within a team.

You will also have:

  • Experience working in a community setting
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • Full drivers licence
  • Legal right to work in NZ
  • Ability to implement Te Tiriti O Waitangi in your daily work

Preferred:

  • Clinical experience in the mental health and/or addiction or child health field or maternity setting

Benefits:

  • Working for a regional service in the country’s largest healthcare which provides more opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • 10 days’ sick leave and 4 weeks’ annual leave
  • Competitive salary and paid professional registration as per collective agreement
  • Regular supervision, training and professional development

Our Values

At Te Whatu Ora Waitematā we are driven by our values “everyone matters,” “with compassion,” “connected” and “better, best, brilliant.” We are committed to living up to these values to give you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

If you are committed to supporting people in their recovery and have the above skills and experience please contact Cian Kerrisk, Clinical Team Leader, at (021) 359 264. For more information about our recruitment process, please contact Katherine Shinhama, Recruitment Consultant at katherine.shinhama@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Please click here for a copy of the position description.

Please apply for this position by visiting our Website at www.wdhbcareers.co.nz quoting reference number WDHB18003 or click on the "apply now" button on this page.

Position number: WDHB18003

Closing date: 19th April 2024