Sixty Five Alive Health Practitioner
Please Quote Reference Number 76649
  • The next area for health innovation - Aging population and substance use
  • Do you have a passion for service development?
  • Combination of Group and Individual Work

  • For over 30 years, Odyssey House Christchurch has had a mission to improve the wellbeing of individuals, family and community affected by addiction, mental health and related issues.

    65 Alive is unique service, offered through Odyssey House, providing individual and group work for older people. We are looking for a qualified health practitioner with a knowledge base and interest in addiction and mental health and the older person.

    As a dedicated older person's AOD Practitioner, you will:
    • Become a point of contact regarding older people with AOD issues
    • Coordinate access to AOD assessment and interventions/support
    • Be innovative in scoping and developing recommendations regarding meeting this demand in realistic ways
    • Develop expertise in this specialty area including managing cognitive, physical, mental health and social aspects of care
    • Liaise with other specialist services for the older person, to ensure a collaborative approach
    To be successful in this role, you will:
    • Be a Registered Health Practitioner in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Older Person Health and/or general adult mental health (or eligible for registration)
    • Facilitation and group work skills
    • Strong organisational and administration ability (accuracy, flexibility and efficiency are important).
    • See opportunities to make a difference and respond to changing and growing needs.
    • Quickly form positive relationships with older people and family members.
    • Be able to work across organisations, teams and disciplines
    This is a service we are looking to develop. The successful candidate will be able to hold a case load and work with the Operations Manager in scoping existing and new areas.

    If this sounds of interest to you, please email a CV to
    Please Quote Reference Number 76649

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

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