Peer Support Specialist - CADS West at Waitemata District Health Board (North & West Auckland), Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland are looking for a full time Peer Support Specialist to work in our CADS West service based in Henderson.
CADS are the largest Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) service in New Zealand working with over 15000 people each year. CADS provide free community and inpatient AOD treatment from a number of locations across Auckland. CADS are committed to empowering the community to discover healthier use of substances (harm minimisation) and to promote recovery and wellbeing.
This position offers an exciting opportunity for those who like to make a difference by working with individuals and their families and assisting them in reducing and resolving alcohol and drug related problems.
You will be part of our team in Henderson. You will provide a a person-centred and strengths-focused approach committed to CHIME: connectedness, hope, positive identity, meaning and empowerment. Each day will be different so you need to be flexible and adaptable. You also need to have:
- Personal lived experience of substance use and recovery (essential).
- Resilience having worked through life’s challenges and continue to use the skills and supports you have gained in recovery
- Ability to be a positive role model to others with a good sense of humour and the ability to remain calm under pressure. You work within an ethical framework with strong boundaries
- An established personal support system
- Cultural competence with a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
- Good time management
- Be able to legally drive in New Zealand without restriction
- Training and/or experience in Peer support or related work and be open to change and learning
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multi disciplinary team (MDT)
- Clear verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including computer skills (email and word processing in particular)
- Working for a regional service in the country’s largest DHB provides more opportunity for professional development and career progression
- 10 days sick leave and 4 weeks annual leave
- Competitive salary and paid professional registration as per DHB collective agreement
- Regular supervision and training
At Waitematā DHB we are driven by our values “everyone matters,” “with compassion,” “connected” and “better, best, brilliant.” We are committed to living up to these values to give you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.
Please click here for a copy of the position description.
If you are committed to supporting people in their recovery and have the above skills and experience and wish to apply for this role, please do so through our careers website at www.wdhbcareers.com quoting reference number WDHB14684 or by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page.
For more information on this role please phone Isaac Claffey, Clinical Team Leader, (09) 837 9400. For any recruitment process related queries, please call Anna Tiaiho, Recruitment Consultant for Mental Health, on (09) 442 7248.
Closing Date: 17 August 2022
Position Number: WDHB14684
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waitemata District Health Board (North & West Auckland)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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