Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Clinician
Student Health, Hauora Ākonga
- Have a calling to support students' health and wellbeing?
- Do you want to work in a team where diversity is celebrated and valued?
- Come and join a vibrant, creative, holistic health and wellbeing service
Ko wai koe? - Who are you?
Having already worked in the addictions field, you will have expertise in supporting tangata whai ora (a person seeking health) with mental health, wellbeing and addictions challenges, for students who seek assistance with their personal difficulties.
You will have current knowledge of and ability to work with harm reduction models and the experience to deliver evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Along with your appreciation of models of wellbeing from a range of cultures, you will be committed to culturally safe, recovery-focussed and trauma-informed practices. Your excellent communication skills will help you to relate to our wonderfully diverse student community.
You will hold a formal qualification in either psychology, counselling, nursing or social work; with current registration and a current annual practicing certificate, DAPAANZ or registration with a Professional Body covered by HCPA 2003 Act or Social Worker Registration Act 2003.
Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
Our new clinician will work with tauira and whānau around alcohol, other drug and addiction challenges that are impacting on health and wellbeing by providing counselling, support and intervention. You will be providing professional counselling services for students, recovery-focussed intervention and service recommendations to support students' ability to succeed in their academic and personal lives.
The role is dynamic and evolving. As well as providing individual tauira support, you will be involved in education and community development, promote equity and impact positively on health outcomes. You will link in with our community partners to ensure services and supports are culturally and clinically responsive to the tauira and whānau needs.
About Student Health: Hauora Ākonga see https://www.waikato.ac.nz/students/health/
This permanent role is 0.5FTE. Salary will be in the range of $76,302 to $87,878 per year pro-rata, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.
Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?
Student Health: Hauora Ākonga, provides holistic, high quality, responsive and cost-effective services to students from modern premises on both the Hamilton and Tauranga Campuses. Our purpose is to enhance student health and wellbeing for success at the University of Waikato and beyond.
You will be part of an integrated health team including Registered Nurses Mental Health and Wellbeing, Counsellors, Social Worker,Health Promotion and Violence Prevention Coordinators, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Prescribers, Practice Nurses, Chaplaincy and Administrators.
He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?
As a member of Student Health Hauora Ākonga interdisciplinary team, you will find this is a rewarding role, which can positively contribute to the personal development and well-being of students engaging with the Counselling team. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and skilled multi-disciplinary team that provides high quality, essential services within Student Health: Hauora Ākonga at both our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses.
At Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato, we embrace equity and diversity; therefore, we strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities. Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits for our staff including flexible working, study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions.
For a confidential conversation about the role, contact Courtney Bromwich firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Friday, 30 September 2022.
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Vacancy number: 420260
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|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Part time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Mental Health - Alcohol and Drug Counsellor|
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