Company Odyssey
Location Manukau City, Auckland
Listed Thu 15 Feb, 10:07 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference QJ37571
Odyssey has celebrated over 30 years of supporting people to change their lives. We deliver high quality, comprehensive services for people with an addiction to alcohol and other drugs and/or gambling. We offer a diverse range of programmes and services across a number of population centers including Auckland, Whangarei and the Waikato region.

We currently seek a full time permanent Practitioner to join the team at Spring Hill Prison, delivering 6 months therapeutic programmes and aftercare support for up to 40 men. Your role will include assessing clients, developing treatment plans, preparing NZ Parole Board reports and ensuring effective delivery of 1-2-1 and group interventions.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant Health qualification in Alcohol and other drugs (AOD), social work or mental health
  • A willingness to embrace the Therapeutic Community (TC) Model
  • Be registered to a professional body or be willing and eligible to be registered.
  • Skills in group delivery and individual interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing experience
  • Experience working in the AOD/mental health field
  • Excellent clinical judgement and strong clinical boundaries
  • A high level of understanding of tikanga Maori and its importance within this setting
  • Report writing skills and computer proficiency
  • An understanding of working in a correctional environment.
  • A strong ability to complete informative and up to date records

This position is exciting and challenging, offering the chance for you to work in a supportive workplace with access to ongoing professional development. It is also rewarding, providing the opportunity to make a real difference to the health and well-being of prisoners and communities.

Please note that to work in the Corrections environment; applicants will be required to pass the Ministry of Justice clearance checks, as well as Police and Ministry of Social Development checks.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free organization.

All applicants should include a CV, cover letter, and complete the online application form. For all enquiries please contact Jared Johanson, HR Advisor on 09 2815653.

Closing date: Thursday 1st March 2018 at 04.00 pm

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Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.