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AOD Clinician (Kaitautoko) - Part Time (20 hours/week)

About Us

Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa is a kaupapa Māori organisation based on a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach. Our organisation works to a model of care centred around our pou (guiding principles) of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, arohatanga, rangatiratanga, tika and pono. We deliver 30+ health and social services across the life span (i.e., from infants to the elderly) and have a team of over 100 people working across Hamilton city and beyond.

About the Role

These are Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm positions however, on occasions you may be required to work the weekend, dependent on the support needs of your whanaunga. Te Ara Pai is a community drug and alcohol service that provides clinical/cultural case management of whanaunga from psycho education through to residential support. 

Positions available 

  • 1 x .5 permanent, 20 hours/week 
  • Between $62,000 - $80,000 per annum, dependent on qualifications and experience, aligning with pay equity  

We are seeking a Kaitautoko AOD Clinician and Kaitautoko Kaupapa Māori Clinical Assessor who: 

  • Pride themselves on their ability to work to a whānau first, tikanga based, wellbeing approach 
  • Is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our whanaunga 
  • Has a positive and supportive mindset in supporting our whanaunga to achieve their goals and aspirations  
  • Demonstrates patience and calm by walking alongside and at the pace of our whanaunga 
  • Works to a holistic approach to wellbeing 
  • Understands and actively demonstrates our pou 
  • Uses appropriate language and communication skills (e.g., tone, active listening) to fully understand the needs of the whanaunga  
  • Has a reasonable level of computer literacy to complete case notes and other electronic documents e.g., emails 

You will have:   

  • 1-3 years working in a kaupapa Māori environment 
  • 5 + years experience in your respective discipline 
  • A level 7 or above qualification in AOD, Nursing, Bi-cultural Social Work, Allied Health Sector, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori or be prepared to study towards one or more of these qualifications 
  • Registered to the appropriate board or be prepared to be registered to a body 
  • A basic understanding of te ao Māori principles e.g., te reo and tikanga, and a willingness to learn more in this area 
  • Programme facilitation experience 
  • Evidence of your fully vaccinated and boosted Covid-19 status 
  • Full driver licence 
  • Proof of your right to work in New Zealand 

If you enjoy working in a kaupapa Māori organisation, have a strong work ethic and your career pathway is working towards supporting our whanaunga, then this may be the role for you. 


  • Work with a highly motivated, passionate team 
  • Work in a team with experienced leadership 
  • Be part of a wider organisation that seeks to improve the holistic wellbeing and development of urban Māori and Pasifika, as well as support anyone that walks through our doors 
  • Free professional development and training opportunities 
  • Observe and practice te ao Māori principles daily 
  • Free parking 
  • KiwiSaver 
  • Supervision and/or mentoring 
Part Time -
Between $64,480.00 - $75,005.00 dependent on qualifications and experience
Te Ara Pai
Dinsdale, Hamilton, New Zealand

To apply for this position you will need to provide the following:

  • COVID Vaccination Record
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and why this opportunity interests you.
We will be reviewing applications regularly as they are received, so don’t delay emailing you application to us.
For more information or queries regarding this position, please email:
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