Registered Nurse 0.8FTE - Youth AOD General Focus - Kingsland

2022-09-22 to 2022-10-03
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Waitemata
Work Type
Part Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland are looking for a part time Registered Nurse (0.8FTE) to work in our Altered High Youth Service based in Kingsland.

CADS are the largest Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) service in New Zealand working with over 15,000 people each year. CADS provide free community and inpatient AOD treatment from a number of locations across Auckland and are committed to empowering the community to reduce the harm associated with substance use and promote recovery and wellbeing.

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 their own, or someone else's alcohol and other drug issues. We are a mobile regional community team, based in Kingsland. We provide a service that strives to maintain and improve standards of clinical practice and supports the growth and development of staff.

We are currently looking for a nurse, preferably with AOD and Youth experience, who has initiative and is highly motivated to work full-time with young people and their whanau and networks.

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, Non-Government Organisations, Education and Justice.


Relevant three year tertiary qualification and professional registration.
Relevant knowledge of working with rangatahi and their families/whānau.
Knowledge of the concepts of the harm reduction model, and willingness to work within this framework.
Proven skills in clinical assessment, treatment planning and goal setting.
The ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to develop and maintain effective networks.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Ability to implement Te Tiriti O Waitangi in your daily work
Drivers licence
Legal right to work in NZ

Experience of working with rangatahi and their families/whānau.
Experience and/or training in the alcohol and other drug field.
Relevant postgraduate health or education related tertiary qualification
Experience in group facilitation

Working for a regional service in the country’s largest DHB provides more opportunity for professional development and career progression
10 days sick leave and 4 weeks annual leave
Competitive salary and paid professional registration as per PSA collective agreement
Regular supervision and professional development
At Waitematā DHB we are driven by our values “everyone matters,” “with compassion,” “connected” and “better, best, brilliant.” We are committed to living up to these values to give you the right balance of autonomy, support, development, encouragement and aroha.

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

General Focus Nurse
If you are committed to supporting people in their recovery and have the above skills and experience and wish to apply for the role please do so by visiting our careers website at quoting reference number WDHB13942 or by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.

For more information about the position please contact Anne Crawford Clinical Team Leader on 09 845 1889 or 021 815 134 and for more information on our recruitment process, please contact Anna Tiaiho, Recruitment Consultant on 09 442 7248.

Position number: WDHB13942
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