Projects / Workforce

By investing in placement and internship opportunities for new and emerging practitioners, as well as other professional development programmes for more advanced practitioners, we hope to support the ongoing development of the workforce in Counties Manukau.

Wellness Support Education for Health Professionals: Supporting better sleep
Developing and maintaining wellness is a key part of recovery from addiction and mental health issues. Health professionals in primary care services, addiction, and mental health services all have a key role in supporting people with the information and skills to maintain their wellness. In 2018, the AOD Provider Collaborative partnered with...
Professional development
The AOD Provider Collaborative invests in or supports a range of professional development opportunities for the AOD workforce working in Counties Manukau. These include one-off training opportunities, a regular Research Symposium, as well as support for other sector initiatives such as AOD Forums and Recovery College.  We also seek...
Leadership Development
The AOD Provider Collaborative funds one-off leadership development opportunities for the addiction workforce working with the Counties Manukau community. These have included: Training Provider Change Management Cindy Lincoln, Cerito Ltd.  Leaders as Coaches:...
AOD Provider Collaborative Annual Research Symposium
AOD Provider Collaborative Annual Research Symposium
It is generally agreed that it can take more than 15 years for research evidence to reach clinical practice. The AOD Provider Collaborative is committed to closing this gap by offering opportunities for its workforce to learn about current projects and consider opportunities to initiate research themselves. Since 2014, in partnership with the...
Counties Manukau Placement Opportunities
The AOD Provider Collaborative is committed to supporting the development of an effective, highly skilled and well-resourced AOD workforce in Counties Manukau.  Key to achieving this goal is our ability to attract and retain exceptional AOD practitioners, at every stage of their career.  The Collaborative's placement initiative...
Counties Manukau Internship Programme
With the AOD sector experiencing a clinical workforce crisis, the AOD Provider Collaborative is taking steps to invest in careers in AOD – from tertiary education to work experience, post-qualification training and beyond. In 2014, the Collaborative launched an internship programme to attract new graduates to the AOD sector. THE...
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