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Join New Zealand's largest provider of alcohol and drug services

  • Get your foot in the door with a leading service
  • Make a positive difference to this community on a full-time basis or part-time hours considered
  • Discover arts and culture or savour the food and wine scene

The Position

You will be joining a friendly and passionate Addictions team, providing assessment and treatment for Community Alcohol and Drugs Service (CADS) clients. You will take a role in leadership, service development, safety planning and quality improvement activities. This is a fantastic opportunity to join NZ’s largest provider of alcohol and drug services and make a positive difference in the lives of people accessing mental health services across the region. You will enjoy a diverse and varied case mix, providing an interesting and challenging workload across a variety of settings.

You will be committed to clinical governance, reducing inequities, recovery-orientated systems of care and harm reduction. Alongside your dedicated team, you will take pride in providing a high standard of care and enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team with a strong consumer focus. If you cannot commit to a full-time position, part-time hours may be considered.

The Hospital

The Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) provides free services from a number of locations across the city, providing you the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. Services include community based and inpatient medical managed withdrawal (voluntary and compulsory), counselling, opioid treatment, youth, co-existing problems, pregnancy and parenting, prisons and probation etc.

The Location

Based in a major city in New Zealand’s North Island, you will have plenty to explore in your down time. There is something for everyone in this beautiful region, with major sporting events, concerts, festivals and outdoor adventures on offer year-round. You can indulge in designer shopping, world-class food and wine, explore the inner-city hot spots and relax on the beautiful beaches and nearby island escapes.

Essential Criteria

You must hold or be eligible to hold FRANZCP and Specialist registration with MCNZ. Alternatively, for a Medical Officer role you will hold or be eligible to hold Provisional or Vocational registration with MCNZ.

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) can be considered, if you are unsure of your eligibility for this role please get in contact with your CV for advice. You must have experience in Addiction Psychiatry although this service will support you to become proficient at motivational interviewing and in growing your addiction expertise.

Explore New Zealand in 2020 and get your foot in the door with a leading Mental Health service – Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion.