Co-Existing Disorder (AOD) Maori Clinician, Palmerston North

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Location:  Palmerston North

Contract:  Full Time/Permanent

Service: Youth Forensic


About the role

To provide specialist assessments, counselling and support to Rangatahi referred with substance abuse/dependency which are associated with other mental health issues and to liaison with other mental health and AOD services for the purpose of referrals when required.



  • Appropriate/effective assessment and intervention for Rangatahi with consultation as required
  • Assessment and intervention which is culturally sensitive (advanced level)
  • Contribute to Rangatahi care by interacting effectively with multi-disciplinary team/health care members


Skills & Experience

  • NZ Registered Social Worker, Nurse or Counsellor & Registered member of DAPAANZ (Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa NZ)
  • Current practicing certificate
  • Clean/full driver's licence
  • Knowledge & experience in individual counselling and support
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of cultural concepts and Maori models of practice eg. Pounamu and Te Whare Tapa Wha
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of racism and discrimination in relation to mental health, and the care and treatment of people with mental illness
  • Experience with assessment and treatment of young people and their families


About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa



How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH77-20

Location: Manawatu

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020