AOD Counsellor - Wellington

McLaren Associates Ltd

Great opportunity to support people in the community and make a real difference in their lives.

  • Help make a difference in the lives of others
  • Great employee benefits
  • Working in Wellington and Hutt Valley
Do you want to make a difference in your community and get excited by the prospect of helping those affected by addiction?
CareNZ are looking for someone with the necessary skills and attitude to help clients and their families/whanau work through their addiction issues, with a focus on group work.
If you think you fit the above description and have sound qualifications in the addiction counselling field - then we would like to talk to you.
In return CareNZ will reward you with a competitive starting salary, excellent working conditions (like five weeks’ annual leave) and a clear pathway for professional development.
CareNZ have been helping New Zealanders find recovery from addictions for over 60 years. They are committed to offering their clients the very best treatment pathways possible within community settings.
To be successful in this role, you will have;
  • Recognised level 7 addiction counselling qualification
  • Full registered member of DAPAANZ or other professional association e.g. social work, NZAC (or working towards this)
  • Experience of working with Addictions and/or Mental Health, or within the wider health field 
  • Experience in group work
  • Some form of personal insight into the adverse effects of addiction on individuals and their families
If this sounds like you why not send us your info
To find out more about this fantastic career opportunity, get in touch with Georgia Branham at McLaren Associates, on 04 499 1069 or
Applications close 5pm, Monday 4th November
All applicants must have New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency and a current full New Zealand Driver's Licence to be eligible for this role. Appointments are subject to your convictions history being obtained and being acceptable to the employer