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AOD Youth Development Counsellor


An exciting role has become available with one of Aotearoa's leading mental health organisations!

About The Company

This employer is a national, leading organisation that provides support and advice to our Rangatahi in Aotearoa. This is an exciting role for someone who wants to make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable in our community. You would be working with a team of dedicated professionals to promote an environment where young people can thrive and reach their full potential. With excellent training and development opportunities, this is your chance to join a successful organisation that values its employees.

About The Role

This role offers an opportunity to work with clients, families and carers. A large focus of this role is to provide clinical oversight and support for the wider youth development team, specifically in the primary mental health and AOD space. You will be responsible for assessing the needs of those referred to the service, using appropriate AOD assessment tools. Following this you will be part of the development for their ongoing care.


  • Provide support to clients in the form of advice, guidance and referrals.
  • Follow up with clients to ensure their needs are being met.
  • Maintain accurate records of client interactions and progress.
  • Liaise with other healthcare professionals to coordinate care plans for clients.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of services provided and suggest improvements where necessary.
  • Work with a team undertaking mentoring services, youth activities, programmes, and events for young people.
  • Provide Clinical Support for the AOD Programmes within designated schools and alternative education in the South Auckland region.
  • Develop relationships with schools, youth organisations, and a wide range of community and statutory stakeholders to identify the best ways to access and engage young people with organisations; including schools, police, youth organisations and collaborative partners.
  • Prepare, promote and deliver relevant seminars and workshops to internal staff and volunteers.

Skills & Experience

  • Must hold one of the following registrations:
  • Registered with DAPAANZ
  • Registered with NZAC with Te Whatu Ora Accreditation
  • Registered with HPCA
  • Full registration as a Social Worker
  • Competent with HEEADSSS framework and AOD assessment tools
  • Regular engagement in clinical supervision and an ongoing commitment to professional development
  • Deep commitment and understanding of Pacific Culture, Te Ao Māori, traditions and protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients from diverse backgrounds, including those who are vulnerable or marginalised  


  • Great salary and company car
  • Opportunity to work in a leading Youth wellbeing focused organisation
  • Paid supervision and registration
  • Training and development opportunities to progress your career

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Job listing published:
April 2, 2024

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