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AOD Counsellor - Wellington

  • Role Counsellor
  • Location Wellington
  • Date PostedApril 15, 2024

Sector : Allied Health Services

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Job description

Imagine a workplace where it’s not just about the organisation itself, but about its incredible impact on the lives of individuals and communities it serves. This company isn’t just a workplace; it’s a vibrant hub of positive change, deeply rooted in cultural identity and committed to enhancing the well-being and prosperity of all those it touches.


  • Work / Life Balance.
  • Modern environment with a friendly team.
  • Discounts across banking and wellbeing activities.
  • Commitment to professional development.

About the Role:

  • Provide comprehensive counselling services focusing on addiction-related issues, including alcohol, drugs, and gambling, with a primary goal of achieving positive outcomes for clients.
  • Actively respond to referrals from individuals, families, and community agencies, ensuring timely and effective support is provided to those in need.
  • Utilize advanced communication skills such as active listening, observation, and clarification to empower clients and their families to make informed decisions and develop actionable plans.
  • Collaboratively set realistic and achievable goals with clients, ensuring clear assessment and ongoing progress monitoring to support their journey towards recovery and well-being.
  • Maintain meticulous and up-to-date records of client interactions, including thorough reports and assessments, in compliance with organizational standards and contractual obligations. Additionally, demonstrate proficiency in utilizing essential software tools and commit to continuous professional development to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the addiction and AOD sector.

What You Need to Apply for this Role:

  • Bachelor’s degree or experiential equivalent, including related tertiary qualification in addiction counselling.
  • Te Reo Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate.
  • Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ) Registered.
  • At least 6 months post-tertiary qualification experience in a related field preferred.
  • Full and clean Driver’s Licence.
  • Experience in Medtech (for drug and alcohol counsellors) Noted preferred.
  • Working knowledge of office technology and ideally Office 365.

Why Choose Prospero as Your Recruiter:

I’m your dedicated healthcare recruiter, passionate about connecting you with opportunities that match your skills and aspirations. With insider knowledge of the industry and personalized support tailored to your needs, I’ll be your advocate every step of the way.

Job Details

  • Location Wellington
  • PositionAOD Counsellor - Wellington
  • Type of work Allied Health Services
  • Contract/position start date19/06/2024
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