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Addiction Clinician with Youth Focus (Nelson/Tasman)

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson Hospital
Advert reference N20-344
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 29-10-2020


Location: Addictions Nelson

  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Experienced in alcohol and other drugs counselling for young people
  • Role to incorporate duty/triaging of new referrals
  • Commitment to promoting the well-being of young people with substance use issues
  • Permanent, full time position – 80 hrs a fortnight

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

The Alcohol and Drug Service is committed to empowering the community to discover healthier use of substances and to promote freedom from addiction. Your responsibilities will include individual counselling, providing services to local schools, consultation with Nelson Police, Child Youth and Family Service, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service and Wairau Hospital.

You will be joining our multi-disciplinary team made up of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers, all trained in a range of treatment modalities.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking to appoint an allied health professional (occupational therapist, or social worker) or a registered nurse, with at least 2-years’ experience within an addictions role for this permanent full-time position based in Nelson. You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of adolescent development and behaviour, good assessment/triaging skills, as well as the skills to work with the clients and their families and whanau in a professional manner, using a multi-disciplinary approach.

You will be the type of person who fits into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines and will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients, their support networks and other agencies and service providers.

 Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Eileen Varley – Manager CAMHS, Addictions and EIS on [email protected].

Keen to apply now? It’s easy. Please fill in our online application form here: https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job

Job Ref #: N20-344

Closing date: Thursday 29th October (extended)

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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