Employment at CADS

CADS employs clinical staff from a range of professional backgrounds. Most of our staff are alcohol and drug practitioners or nurses and we employ people with backgrounds in social work, counselling, and psychology. We also value lived experience and have a consumer team and peer support specialists.

For our clinical roles we prefer applicants to have:

  • A relevant Bachelor level qualification in health or social science
  • An alcohol and drug specific qualification
  • A relevant professional registration or membership

Alcohol & Drug Specific Qualifications

The education institutions that provide alcohol and drug specific qualifications in Auckland are:

  • Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)
  • University of Auckland

The National Addiction Centre (Christchurch) and Massey University (Palmerston North) also provide qualifications that can be completed through distance learning.

Professional Registrations or Memberships

We encourage and support staff to be aligned with the professional body that aligns to their training and career path. For example, nurses will be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, counsellors will be members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Many of our staff are registered with the Addiction Practitioner Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ). Check out the DAPAANZ website http://www.dapaanz.org.nz/(external link) for information about how to join and for info about alcohol and drug specific training programmes.

All positions available at CADS are advertised through  www.wdhbcareers.com(external link)