Clinical Youth Practitioner | Odyssey House
Christchurch, Full Time, Social Services
Please Quote Reference Number 67569
  • Calling all Registered Allied health professionals…
  • Are you passionate about youth?
  • Play a vital role with Odyssey House Christchurch

  • Odyssey House Trust is a globally recognised leader in the field of Alcohol and Drug rehabilitation along with other related issues. Christchurch Odyssey was established in 1985 initially focused solely on adults with addictions. In 2012 the Community Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) was established to provide treatment for young people (13-18 years) with mild to moderate mental health issues and AoD.

    The role will include the following key components:
    • Provide a mix of intervention models, comprehensive assessment for youth and navigating a path to wellbeing
    • Has experience in liaising with GP practices, NGO agencies, Specialist Mental Health Services and the family's/whanau support networks
    • To motivate our young people to make positive and responsible decisions
    • Is energised working within a team environment but can work independently as well
    • To provide a short-term service for young people
    • Significant mental health and AoD experience
    The successful candidate must be a registered health professional or working towards a registration. This is a 1.0FTE (fulltime) fixed for one year position with flexible hours to meet the needs of our young people.

    You'll need excellent communication and it is vital that you can relate well to young people. You will also need good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with family/whanau, colleagues, and other health providers.

    For a copy of the position description and application form, please go to our website or contact Kereama Carmody 021 222 1160

    Applications close on Friday the 30th March.

    Odyssey House Christchurch
    Please Quote Reference Number 67569

    Please Complete the Details in our Form Below
    Tips: How to Add Your CV & Cover Letter on iPhones / iPads

    (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf or .txt ONLY, 4MB max file size)

    Please Complete this Additional Questionnaire:

    (Q1) Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

    (Q2) How would you rate your English language skills?

    Limited proficiency

    Professional working proficiency

    Native or Bilingual proficiency

    (Q3) Do you hold a relevant Health Professional Qualification? (Please Answer: YES or NO)

    (Q4) Do you have experience in AOD and/or mental health work? (Please Answer: YES or NO)

    Check for Confirmation HERE after you click SEND