AOD Group Facilitator: Christchurch Women's prison
Christchurch, Full Time, Social Services
Please Quote Reference Number 75759
  • Do you want to make a real difference in women's lives?
  • Be part of an innovative new service and team
  • 40-hour position

  • Do you want to be part of an innovative programme working with women at Christchurch Women's Prison? This programme seeks to tackle addiction through support authentically grounded in the belief that what works for Maori works for all.

    Addiction isolates and disconnects people; breaking the positive natural cycles of their true potential. This is true for all, irrespective of race, ethnicity or culture. By re discovering our identity and re-connecting to our roots, place of belonging / or indeed Pepeha, Marae and Whanau - holistic growth and wellness follow.

    We are seeking individuals who are passionate about working within a cultural framework that brings about a whole of self and whanau well being.

    This is an opportunity for an experienced Alcohol and other Drug practitioner to work as part of a collaborative treatment programme with Odyssey House and Christchurch City Mission. You will deliver group facilitation to clients in the Christchurch Women's Prison and work on an individual basis with clients and their whanau. The programme takes a holistic approach and incorporates other areas of wellness such as health and wellbeing, exercise and art. Experience in these areas would be an asset.

    The preferred applicant will hold a health professional qualification and have experience in AOD and/or mental health work and have a strong cultural skill base. Start date to be determined. Support can be offered with relocation expenses if required.

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