Addictions Clinician Nelson

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB

  • Permanent full-time, 80 hours a fortnight
  • Nelson Hospital
  • Recovery focused, multi-disciplinary service

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

You will be working with an experienced multi-disciplinary team committed to providing high quality care to consumers and their family and whānau. This is an opportunity to further develop competencies in addiction treatment in a supportive and positive learning environment. You will facilitate a range of clinical interventions aimed at promoting the individual's well-being, aiding them in their recovery and enhancing their capacity to participate in community life. 

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a New Zealand registered health professional (E.G. Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Registered DAPAANZ), with a current APC and preferably with an addiction focus or study towards.

You will have a sense of humour, compassion, excellent communications skills, a non-judgmental attitude and a focus on developing interventions to reduce alcohol and drug related harms for both the individual and the community. It will also be important that you are experienced in delivering assessments and case management. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to work with a range of cultures and be a team player.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

You will be joining a hardworking and supportive team that make a real difference every day. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact Clare Breeze on .

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.

Ref: N24-017

Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: N24-017

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: open until filled