Job Type: Full-Time
Specialty: Mental Health Clinician
Job ID: Tonix1504
About the organisation
Our client is a major provider of community-based mental health and addiction services across the lower North Island and the southern and western regions of the South Island.
Their mission, Supporting People to Lead Fulfilling Lives, is at the forefront of some exciting changes in this NGO’s Wellington service.
They’re seeking experienced Clinicians for new leadership roles as their focus becomes more clinically driven.
Over recent times the group has undergone a merger in the Wellington region. They have completely reviewed their service offering, put a new management structure in place, re-negotiated contracts with government (including the DHBs) and purchased a new residential respite home which they plan to open in March in a lovely area of the city. All this, in line with their commitment to becoming the Service of Choice, Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice.
Their AoD Residential Service is a live-in abstinence based programme in Lower Hutt which runs for 8 weeks for 7 clients at a time. While living in, clients follow a weekly schedule providing therapeutic interventions as well as organised house activities. The Residential Service provides a safe and positive home environment to support the recovery journey of people in their care, while the AoD Community Service supports people in the community with their recovery and with building resilience in a goal-orientated strength-based manner.
You’ll provide clinical oversight and coordinate the organisation’s passionate team of support workers enabling them to support people experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and co-existing alcohol and drug related issues.
You will be making clinical recommendations, and alcohol and drug assessments, undertaking risk and referral management, allocating daily staffing resources, supervising staff and managing performance. You will also be coordinating care and treatment plans with secondary services and other external stakeholders.
Your success in this role will be driven by your passion for providing a meaningful and supportive environment for clients to assist in gaining social, health, education, whanau, community and cultural reconnection.
Critical to this role will be your excellent communication and networking skills and your ability to build and sustain working relationships with clients, staff and external agencies.
You’ll be an effective time manager with an ability to prioritise workload. Training of support staff to increase their knowledge on Mental Health and Addiction is also integral to this role.
What’s in it for you?
This is an exciting full-time opportunity for a progressive clinician to join an enthusiastic team and on offer is a competitive package that includes:
* a market based salary
* 5 weeks annual leave
* tailored professional development opportunities thanks to a personalised training budget
* an exciting service development component in which you will have an active role in further developing the services
* a personal work vehicle
* M-F working hours
* the ability to make a real impact in the community.
* be a registered health professional with the relevant NZ Board (Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist, DAPAANZ Addictions Practitioner or NZAC Counsellor)
* have experience in mental health, and drug assessments and treatment
* previous leadership experience is preferable
* hold a full, clean driver’s licence and computer skills are essential.
* be able to work effectively, safely and creatively with clients and their family/whanau