Drug Treatment Programme Clinical Manager - Whanganui Prison
Permanent - 40 hours per week
Applications close:  5pm, 16th November 2018 

Te Oranganui is an iwi led organisation that was established in 1993 to improve access and service delivery of health services to Māori in the Whanganui region.  Over time the roles and functions have grown and the organisation now delivers a range of health and social services throughout the region to Māori and non-Māori Whānau.  Te Oranganui is leading out the Whānau Ora approach in the region.  This approach works beyond treatment to sustained wellness for whānau, hapū , iwi and the wider community. 

Te Oranganui delivers a kaupapa Maori Alcohol and other Drug treatment programme in the Whanganui Prison.  This programme is based in Te Tirohanga Whare (previously known as the Maori Focus Unit)

Te Oranganui is seeking an experienced clinical manager to develop and implement an effective kaupapa Maori drug treatment programme (DTP) focused on helping participants make positive changes in their lives.


You will have experience with programme development, a relevant clinical qualification and have experience in AoD work and leading teams to achieve successful outcomes.  It is essential that you believe in people’s ability to change and are comfortable working in a prison environment.  Your communication must be effective with all people in all settings.


The Ideal applicant will have:

  • A clinical qualification and relevant practising certificate that meets requirements under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

  • A full member of DPAANZ or working towards full membership

  • Practical experience within the additions sector - group and one-to-one

  • Sound understanding of the legislative framework, standards and best practice methodology that apply to clinical management within the AOD and corrections sector

  • Ability to manage and prioritise issues around competing demands

  • Ability to uphold the fundamental values of Tikanga Maori

For more information or apply online please click below.

Whanganui Campus
57 Campbell Street, 
Tel (06) 349 0007