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Counties Manukau Dristict Health Board – Alcohol and Other Drug Provider Collaborative
Student Placement


One to two Year 3 undergraduate or postgraduate placements are available each year at different times. The duration of the placement is negotiable.

The primary focus of placement at Abacus will be observing a wide range of training delivery, and working towards the co-facilitation of this.

Responsible to the Abacus HR Director, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • A wide range of training subjects such as AOD signs and symptoms, co-existing problems (CEP), suicide prevention, de-escalation, supervision, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Training facilitation skills
  • Working with consumers/peers
  • Coordination and resourcing of training sessions
  • Being an active part of a small organisation


CMDHB AOD Provider Collaborative – ABACUS Placement Fact Sheet

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CMDHB AOD Provider Collaborative – Placement Brochure

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