Principal Advisor, Addiction | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Advisory|
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachments:|| PA - PD.pdf (PDF, 123KB)
|Application Close Date:||08-Jul-2022|
- Fixed term position
- Based in Wellington
- Fulltime fixed term position (until 29 April 2023)
Join today and help us work to ensure mental health and addiction services are strong, sustainable & safe for all New Zealanders.
Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team:
The Mental Health and Addiction Directorate works to ensure mental health and addiction services are strong, sustainable and safe for all New Zealanders. Our focus is on delivering on He Ara Oranga – The Inquiry response priority programmes. It brings together the 'end-to-end' activities and functions for mental health and addiction services, including strategy, policy, data analysis, service planning and improvement, commissioning and monitoring. We are seeking a Principal Advisor to join the Addiction Group to support the delivery of priority work programmes and provides specialist & technical advice to design and implement addiction services.
Te whainga poto o tēnei tūranga – What is the purpose of this position?:
The Principal Advisor Addiction provides specialist and technical advice on all aspects of Health New Zealand's work to design, implement and monitor addiction services.
Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience:
We're looking for someone with leadership experience, a proven record of delivering work programmes, and a strong commitment to enabling harm reduction approach to alcohol and other drugs. You will be a well-rounded team player with excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills, experience in implementing initiatives at a local, regional or national level. You will be a self-starter that understands government structures, processes and legislative requirements and how these impact on work in the core government sector. Lived experience of mental health and addiction is welcomed. Knowledge and/or experience in the alcohol and other drugs sector is highly desirable.
At Health New Zealand (HNZ) we're committed to recognizing and where we can, adapting to the different circumstances of our people. Our Flexible First policy is how we do this. Flexible First provides an opportunity to consider a range of arrangements that work for the HNZ, the team and the individual, balancing needs to best suit all those involved.
We encourage diversity and inclusion at the HNZ and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you
Ngā uaratanga - Our Ministry values
The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nation's health and disability system. We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.
Health New Zealand's and the Maori Health Authority's commitment to being a good employer
HNZ is committed to being a good employer and honouring our equal employment opportunity obligations. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we're working to improve care for, including those which have been historically underserved by the health system. We particularly welcome applications from Māori, Pacific people, disabled people, and the LGBTQI+ communities. We endeavour to provide flexible employee practices and conditions to support a healthy work-life balance, including part-time and flexible working arrangements.
You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at careers.health.govt.nz. Please click ‘Apply for this Job' to upload your CV and cover letter.
Advertising for this role closes on 8th July 2022.
We encourage diversity and inclusion at Health New Zealand and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +6444665318 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.
This role falls within scope of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021. Proof of vaccination and adherence to the Order is a requirement of this role.
All Ministry workers on our sites or Ministry workers who conduct in-person business need to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Confirmation of your vaccination status is a requirement.