AOD Clinicians – CADS

Waitematā District Health Board

  • Auckland

Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland 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 discover healthier use of substances (harm minimisation) and to promote recovery and wellbeing.

You will be an experienced professional (qualification in applied AOD studies, nursing, social work, key worker, counselling, psychology, occupational therapy or related fields) registered with DAPAANZ or equivalent professional body who is seeking an opportunity to work in a cohesive well supported team and further develop your AOD expertise.

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to truly make a significant difference in people’s lives. We will provide you with the support to master the detail of the position and gain confidence in the role while you develop your career in the addictions recovery sector.


A sense of social justice and enjoying working with people in all their complexity is required. You will have a non-judgemental attitude, excellent engagement and communication skills, and an ability to work autonomously within a team. You will also have:

• Full registration with professional body (dapaanz , nursing, social work, counselling, psychology, occupational therapy or related fields)
• Full, clean drivers licence
• Legal right to work in NZ
• Ability to implement Te Tiriti O Waitangi in your daily work


• Clinical experience in addictions or mental health or similar
• Comfortable working with other health and social service providers 
• Lived experience as a consumer or whanau member
• 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

Our Values

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 more information please phone Karen Vince, Clinical Charge Nurse, Auckland Opioid Treatment Service, 021 549 903 or for more information on the recruitment process please contact Anna Tiaiho on (09) 442 7248 or

If you are committed to supporting people in their recovery and have the skills and experience that we need please click on the "apply" button or you can also apply for this role by visiting our website on quoting reference number WDHB13954A

Closing Date: 29 July 2022

Position Number: WDHB13954A



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