Case Manager OTS at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley, Wellington Hospital
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora - Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District
Location: Level 1, 113 Adelaide Road, Mt Cook, Wellington 612
Service: OTS, Addiction Services
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Salary: MECA Dependent
This role falls under the Allied, Scientific, and Technical workforce pay equity settlement and an increase in designated scales and banding will follow shortly
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
We are looking for a Registered Health Professional (Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) to join our Opioid Treatment Service (OTS). The role of an OTS Case Manager is to oversee the provision of substitution medications, and to provide support to clients around their social and mental health issues.
We are a community-based team that works with people who experience opioid dependence and the hazards and harms associated with this. The team conducts comprehensive assessments of opioid use, other addiction issues, mental health difficulties, physical health difficulties, social needs, and cultural needs. If substitution is indicated then people are administered substitution medications, initially at our clinic and then at community pharmacies. Once people are taking substitution medication, our Case Managers meet with them regularly to check the safety of the medications and ensure that other recovery goals are progressing.
We have very stable staffing levels and good workflow management and this means that our caseloads are half the national average for an OTS service. These low caseloads mean that staff are able to be very intentional when working with people, take on other roles of interest within the service, and work on their professional development goals.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
CCDHB Tūhonohono Addiction Services is a multidisciplinary team comprising of nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, medical, and administration staff. We are a collective of skilled professionals that value working in a client and whānau centred manner, including cultural and community connections, to deliver high quality services. The team offers specialist services for adults experiencing addiction and mental health issues with a focus on providing evidenced-based interventions. We strive to create a climate of safety for ourselves and colleagues, and have been found to be one of the most safe and supportive workplaces in CCDHB.
We are dedicated to staff development and run specialist in-service training, monthly cultural supervision group, and comprehensive orientation packages. Our staff are encouraged and supported to complete further education and have completed Post-Grad. Certificates in areas such as Nursing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Moū - About you
An understanding of Te Ao Māori, including Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Tikanga, and Te Reo would be an advantage. Previous experience of working in the Mental Health and Addiction sector, and evidence of competency in this specialist area is also an advantage. However, our roles do not become available very often so we are keen to find a good fit and would welcome a less experienced candidate who was able to develop rapidly.
- Support client - s mental health and addiction needs.
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Engage clients in their recovery journey.
- Work effectively with addiction and mental health difficulties.
- Undertake comprehensive assessments and planning.
- Work closely with other services and NGO - s.
Skills and experience
The successful applicant will have the following skills and attributes:
- Degree level qualification in either Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy.
- New Zealand Professaionla registration with the appropraite registration board.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to relate well to a wide variety of people.
- Previous experience in the addiction field would be an advantage.
E pā ana ki a tatou - About us
Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.
Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
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Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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