Addictions Practitioner / Counsellor | Wellington_NewZealand

  • Deliver a therapeutic programme having great results and outcomes
  • Excellent opportunity for professional and personal development
  • Monday to Friday

Innovative, progressive org using using tikanga & kaupapa Māori values; delivering life changing drug treatment programmes at Remutaka Prison

About the organisation

An innovative, family-focused organisation committed to the development of strong whānau and vibrant communities. They are progressive, using tikanga and kaupapa Māori values. Their team of 300 staff work along the East Coast from Mahia to Remutaka and across to Palmerston North. Their services include health, social services, education and community development.
About the role

This role is based in the Drug Treatment Service based at Remutaka Prison.  You’ll be part of a clinical team including cultural and peer support, delivering a therapeutic programme which is having great results and outcomes. Working Monday to Friday, the purpose of the role is to:
  • Deliver alcohol and other drug assistance and treatment services to help the men gain the skills and knowledge they need for positive changes in their lives.
  • This includes group facilitation, preparation of assessment and treatment plans, goal setting and report writing
About you

This position is ideal for a non judgemental, empathetic person with a big heart. You’ll see people for who they are, not what they have or haven't done. You’ll be authentic with good boundaries. In addition:
  • A relevant qualification in psychology, addictions, mental health, social work, nursing, counselling, or education
  • The ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and  ethnicities
  • Experienced in group facilitation, preparing assessment treatment plans and report writing
  • Comfortable with regular practice reviews and receptive to feedback
  • The desire and ability to support others in making changes in their lives through a range of interventions designed to build resilience and fuel the  desire to change
  • Working in a prison environment is different. You’ll need to understand, or be willing to learn this way of working (a site visit will form part of the recruitment process)
  • You’ll need to be vaccinated and undergo a police check 
What’s in it for you?
  • Salary + prison allowance
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Life Insurance 
  • Birthday leave
  • Car Parking
  • Staff wellness programme
  • Excellent orientation and Induction
  • Fantastic team and clinical leadership
  • Relocation and accommodation support for those relocating to the region 
Apply online now or call me to request a job description or discuss this opportunity confidentially and in more detail - Jeanette Rendle, Director on 027 705 7079.


Category: Psychology / Counselling & Social Work

Location: Wellington_NewZealand

Work Type: Full-Time

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