Registered Health Professional, Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (VID: 5457)
MidCentral District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Registered Health Professional
(Social Worker, or Addictions Practitioner, or Registered Nurse)
Alcohol and Other Drug Service Mid-Central Health
The MidCentral AOD service aims to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals and their whanau in our community by reducing the harm associated with moderate to severe substance use.
We require applications from a highly motivated, experienced and dynamic Registered Health Professional. The appointed individual will be responsible for providing recovery focused assessment and treatment for service-users experiencing moderate to severe substance use issues. The successful applicant will be based in the community team at Palmerston North and provide satellite clinics four days a week at the Horowhenua Health Centre. Treatment will be provided utilizing a shared treatment approach with mental health services, relevant iwi based services, and NGO providers within the Horowhenua area.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge and skill in the management of clients who present with co-existing mental health and substance use disorders. The role will also include the capacity to be part of a service wide development plan which focuses on a more integrated treatment approach with individual and family/whanau presenting to the mental health and addiction services.
If you would like further information or to arrange an informal visit to the service, please contact the Clinical Manager, Toni-ann Devonshire on 06 3509130.
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here .
MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts .
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa .
For supporting information please refer links below:
NZ national job portal - are you looking for a job in health?
Send a message to a patient at a MidCentral DHB facility.
General information about Palmerston North Hospital.
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