|Title:||Registered Nurse - Community Alcohol and Drugs (CADS) Pregnancy and Parental Service|
|Employment Type:||Full time|
|Posted:||May 20, 2019|
The Community Alcohol & Drugs Service (CADS) is the largest provider of alcohol and drug services in New Zealand. We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join our Pregnancy and Parental Service (PPS) which has recently undergone significant expansion. PPS is a multi-disciplinary regional service which works with pregnant women and parents of children under three years of age who have alcohol and drug issues. Working with people are poorly connected to health and social services who are experiencing multiple and complex problems with issues such as alcohol and other drugs (AOD), family violence, physical and mental health, inadequate housing, poverty and lack of social supports.
We are an innovative team looking for a registered nurse with Mental Health or addictions experience. You would be working in a well-supported team where you will develop expertise specific to women struggling with the above issues as well as their children and their families.
This is an opportunity to get involved in evidence based early intervention which addresses the needs of those children’s parents and strengthens the family environment utilising client led strength based goal planning. This is a case management role which includes, but is not limited to; assertive outreach, advocacy, service co-ordination, risk management and working within a harm minimisation recovery model.
The aim of PPS is to improve outcomes for the unborn and young children of these clients via interventions that reduce harm and positively impact the young children’s’ “first 1000 days” of crucial brain development, so as to enhance their future psychological and social trajectories.
Our team is resourced to assertively outreach and spend time and energy engaging with these difficult to reach parents. Our Clinicians have robust supervisory arrangements and are offered many training opportunities with CADS and Circle of Security training.
The PPS clinicians are able to make a difference to the children of clients by reducing their exposure to violence, the impact of parental substance use, improved parenting, and improving clients’ self-efficacy and natural supports. Due to the success of the PPS model this service is currently undergoing national expansion and our team is proud to be actively involved with supporting this.
To work with PPS you need a sense of social justice and a non-judgmental attitude; enjoy working with challenging and complex situations both autonomously and in a team as well as having excellent communication skills.
At Waitemata DHB we embrace diversity and while our clients are mostly female, male applicants are encouraged to apply.
We are encouraging applications from overseas and can assist with Visa requirements and nursing registration.
If you are a ready to make a difference whilst working with a fantastic team then we would love to hear from you!
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