AOD Youth Clinician - Fresh Start Focus

Job Number: 
CADS Altered High Youth Service
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 8 February 2018


  • CADS Altered High Regional Youth Service
  • Full-time position available

Are you are an experienced, youth and family focused Alcohol and Drug clinician with an interest in working collaboratively like to make a positive difference in the lives of others?


We are looking for someone from a relevant professional background who has initiative and is highly motivated.  Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) is the largest provider of outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services in New Zealand.


The CADS Altered High Youth Service is a vibrant and innovative service for young people from the age of 13 to 20 years who present in relation to alcohol and other drug issues. We are a mobile regional community team, based in Kingsland and a current driver’s licence is essential.  We provide a service that strives to maintain and improve quality, standards of clinical practice, community and professional relationships and networks, and supports the growth and development of staff.


We are looking for a full-time Clinician who will have a focus on working with young people who are involved with Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice. This role requires someone with AOD counselling skills and proven youth experience.  Applicants will be able to demonstrate a willingness and commitment to working in partnership with Maori and Pacific Island youth services and with a range of services and sectors such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice, Non-Government Organisations, Education and Department of Corrections Community Probation Services.



Relevant three year tertiary qualification and professional registration (or the ability to work towards).
Relevant knowledge of and experience working with youth and their families /whānau.
Knowledge of the concepts and implications of the Harm Reduction model, and willingness to work within this framework.
Knowledge of and working with Oranga Tamariki
Proven skills in clinical assessment, treatment planning and goal setting.
Ability to develop and implement treatment plans in line with client goals.
Experience in counselling and group work.
The ability to work both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to develop and maintain effective networks.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Drivers licence for both manual and automatic vehicles.
Computer skills.


Extensive experience working with youth and their families/whānau.
Significant experience and/or training in the alcohol and drug field. 
Relevant training in family work
Relevant postgraduate health or education related tertiary qualification.

For a copy of the Position Description for this role, please click the following link:

Fresh Start Clinician

To apply for this role, please do so by visiting our careers website at quoting reference number NOR02871 or by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


For more information about the position please contact Kate Doswell, Clinical Team Leader on 09 845 1889 and for more information on our recruitment process, please contact Glenn Bratton, Recruitment Consultant on 09 442 7251.

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