Youth AOD Clinician - CAMHS Focus

2022-11-23 to 2022-12-07
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Waitemata - CADS
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland are looking for a full time registered AOD clinician 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 15000 people each year. CADS provide free community and inpatient AOD treatment from a number of locations across Auckland. CADS are committed to empowering the community to reduce the harm associated with substance use and to 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, community and professional relationships and networks, and supports the growth and development of staff.

We are currently looking for someone from a relevant professional background who has initiative and is highly motivated to work as a full-time Youth AOD Clinician. This role has a focus predominately on the Waitemata area CAMHS youth population and their families / whānau and involves managing a caseload, including liaison and consultation with Child and Adolescent Mental Health sector (CAMHS) professionals, schools and community agencies.

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. A current full driver’s licence is essential.


• Relevant three year tertiary qualification.

• Relevant knowledge of working with youth and their families/ whanau

• Knowledge of the concepts and implications of harm reduction and strength based models, and willingness to work within these frameworks.

• Clinical assessment, treatment planning and intervention

• 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.

• Full or provisional registration with professional body (dapaanz , nursing, social work, counselling or related fields)

• Full, clean drivers licence

• Legal right to work in NZ

• Ability to implement Te Tiriti O Waitangi in your daily work

• Ability to facilitate evening groups if needed


• Clinical experience working with youth and their families/whānau.

• Experience of working with youth and their families/ whānau.

• Relevant training in family work, AOD and/or CAMH

• 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 DHB collective agreement

• Regular supervision and training

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:

• CAMHS Focus Clinician

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 WDHB12048 or by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.

For more information about the position please contact Morgan Brooks, Clinical Team Leader on 0212 724 590 and for more information on our recruitment process, please contact Anna Tiaiho, Recruitment Consultant on 09 442 7248.

Position number: WDHB12048
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