Since the establishment of dapaanz in 2002, we have seen a gradual professionalisation of the addiction sector. Through this process, the range of opportunities open to addiction practitioners and support workers has also expanded.

There are now many varied positions available to people who wish to move into the AOD sector. These include telehealth roles, Corrections-based positions and the recently-created Health Improvement Practitioner roles, in addition to more traditional residential-based positions.

The choices are wide and growing each year. You can find more information about how the sector is evolving on websites by the AOD Provider Collaborative and the Ministry of Health.

As our sector expands, we need amazing talented people with a passion to help. If this feels like you, we cannot wait to welcome you into the dapaanz whānau.