• Alcohol & Drug Counsellor

1 Fixed Term Contract through Rubicon ending 1st August 2022.

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, positive individual to join a professional team working with young people ages 11-19 who have substance use in the Whangarei and Kaipara District.

Rubicon is a multi – disciplinary team that provide private and confidential services in counselling, Family/Whanau support, Drug Testing, Group Work, Mentoring, Psychology, Nursing Care and Alcohol and Drug Assessments and Treatments.

We are looking for one fixed term month contract AOD/CEP counsellor ending 1st August 2022. Ideally, we would like this person to have a recognized qualification and be a Registered Practitioner, however we will employ someone with a minimum relevant Level 5 qualification willing to become registered with the support of Rubicon to fill these vacancies.

We want someone who is positive and professional who can work with the team. The successful applicant will be required to deliver comprehensive assessments, counselling and support along with provide culturally appropriate services for youth and whanau.

As a Rubicon representative you would also work with Schools, Police Youth Aid, Te Roopu Kimiora, Māori Health Providers/Iwi organisations, Hapu and Iwi, Advocacy Groups etc.
We pride ourselves in Professionalism, Honesty and Integrity, Valuing Diversity and Respect.

The other key skills we are looking for are:

  • A great team player
  • Excellent communicator and listener
  • Empathy
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Goal orientated
  • Strong written and computer skills
  • Commitment to working in partnership with other schools/organisation’s
  • Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi

To apply for this position please send your CV, covering letter and 3 referee’s to: admin@rubiconyouth.org.nz

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