Addictions Practitioner

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Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga - Hastings - Hawkes Bay

Do you have knowledge of addiction counselling and kaupapa Maori interventions? Do you have experience of working within a Maori world view? Have you thought about being part of a team working to make our communities safer, as we aim to reduce offending and create lasting change?

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga (as part of the Te Ara Tiatia Consortium) runs the Drug Treatment Unit (DTU) in the Hawke's Bay and Wellington Prisons. DTUs are separate units where prisoners can address underlying issues with alcohol or other drugs and develop skills for a successful change.

Our team has an opening for a person  who has experience in the addictions field and an understanding of cultural competencies to work in the role of drug and alcohol rehabilitation in the DTU.  

The Practitioner/Kaimahi position involves:

  • Use of te reo and tikanga Maori
  • Delivery of kaupapa concepts
  • Korero whakapapa
  • Incorporating TToH values in programme delivery
  • Assessment and treatment planning
  • Risk management
  • Case management
  • Client education and group facilitation
  • Promoting whanau/caregiver involvement
  • Group facilitation
  • Assistance in programme planning

 We are looking for people who have:

  • Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Maori
  • A genuine interest in people and are passionate about change
  • Strong addiction counselling background within a kaupapa Maori framework
  • Effective communication and relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of Maori and Pacific Island culture, protocols and peoples
  • A willingness to support and participate in the organisation’s commitment to biculturalism and rangatiratanga
  • Experience in a related field and/or relevant tertiary qualification (an advantage but not essential)
  • Exposure of working within the corrections environment (an advantage but not essential)

 Does this sound like you?

 If you want to make a real difference to the health and well-being of clients and their whanau and be supported to undertake training and ongoing professional development, then please following the application instructions below.


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