Pregnancy and Parental Clinician - CADS at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitematā, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Whatu Ora Waitemata
Pregnancy & Parental Clinician - Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS)
- 2 Permanent Positions available
- Full Time (40 hrs per week)
- Based in Point Chevalier
CADS is the largest Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) service in New Zealand working with over 15000 people each year. CADS provides free community and inpatient AOD treatment from a number of locations across Auckland. CADS is committed to empowering the community to reduce the harm associated with substance use discover healthier use of substances (harm minimisation) and promote recovery and well-being.
About the team
Our Pregnancy and Parental Service (PPS) is a multidisciplinary team which offers a mobile, outreach service for tangata whai I te ora who are:
- Pregnant and/or parents of children under 3 years of age
- Experiencing harm associated with their substance use
- And are poorly connected to health and/ or other social agencies
About the role
We are looking for registered health professionals from a range of disciplines such as nursing, occupational therapy, social work, and AOD clinicians) to join to our regional team based in Point Chevalier, Auckland.
PPS aims to improve the wellbeing of children by addressing the needs of parents and working to strengthen the whānau environment. Our focus on the first three years of a child’s life is informed by research indicating the importance of the first 1000 days on social and psychological development.
PPS acknowledges the perinatal period to be a specific time that brings not only vulnerabilities, but also opportunities for change and aims to work alongside whānau to support their journey towards wellbeing.
You would be working in a well-supported team where you will develop expertise specific to whaiora experiencing the above issues, as well as their children and their families/whanau.
This is a case management/key working role, which includes, but is not limited to; assertive outreach, advocacy, service co-ordination, risk assessment and safety planning and working within harm reduction, strength based and recovery models.
A sense of social justice and commitment to working with whaiora from a biopsychosocial approach is required. You will have a non-judgemental attitude, excellent engagement, communication skills, and an ability to work autonomously and within a team. You will also have:
- Experience working in a community setting
- Full professional registration
- Full drivers licence
- Legal right to work in NZ
- Ability to implement Te Tiriti O Waitangi in your daily work
- Clinical experience in the mental health and/or addiction or child health field or maternity setting
- Experience working with health and social service providers such as Family Start, Oranga Tamariki, Kainga Ora and other community based NGO’s
- Working for a regional service in the country’s largest Te Whatu Ora district which 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, training and professional development
At Te Whatu Ora Waitematā 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.
If you are committed to supporting people in their recovery and have the above skills and experience please contact Team Manager, Anne Crawford at (021) 815-134. For more information about our recruitment process, please contact Katherine Shinhama, Recruitment Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please apply for this position by visiting our Website at www.wdhbcareers.com quoting reference number WDHB15508 or click on the "apply now" button on this page.
Position number: WDHB15508
Closing date: 5th October 2023
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|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitematā|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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