13 March 2022 • College News

Job Vacancy: Addictions Case Manager

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: CKAJ2137772

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre)

                                                                         Closing Date: OPEN

Addictions Case Manager

This role is based in our small tight-knit multidisciplinary Addictions team who utilise the ‘Strengths Model’ approach to assist client recovery.

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?


Would you like to work in a very positive team environment, where initiative is rewarded with active support, allowing for high standards of service delivery? You will have time to invest in your clients and team and enjoy an established structure which contributes to achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

This role is based in our small tight-knit multidisciplinary Addictions team who utilise the ‘Strengths Model’ approach to assist client recovery.n

This role includes responsibility for initial screening and comprehensive clinical assessments and the development of recovery/treatment plans working alongside your clients.

You need a driver’s licence and also be a NZ Registered Health Professional (i.e. Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) ideally with current mental health experience who enjoys working within a proactive team environment.

So if you have a passion for, or experience in working with adults who have drug and/or alcohol use issues, we would very much like to hear from you.

We will place you in a role that is suited to you based on past experience. For example, if you have done Opioid Substitution Treatment in the past, we want you to work to your strengths in our team.

Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs our people always have room to move and grow – you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now – this moment is yours!

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site. If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Closing date for applications is open. (This job advert will close once a suitable applicant is found).

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As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised and boosted. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.