Practitioner – Spring Hill Prison - Hampton Downs

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Odyssey - South Auckland - Auckland

Odyssey has celebrated over 30 years of supporting people to change their lives.  We deliver high quality, comprehensive services for people with addiction to alcohol and other drugs and/or gambling.  We offer a diverse range of programmes and services across a number of population centres including Auckland, Whangarei and the Waikato region.

We are currently seeking a full-time permanent Practitioner to join the team at Spring Hill Prison (Hampton Downs -Waikato), delivering 6 month 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.

Do you 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

We offer you:

  • A competitive salary and benefits
  • Transport support options
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Varied work that supports the community
  • A dynamic and supportive team who are passionate about what we do
  • A healthy workplace, which is smoke free

All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. For all enquiries please contact Jared Johanson, HR Advisor on 09 281 5653. 

Please note: 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.

Closing date: Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 4.00pm


Job Description

Applications close 02 May 2019