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Addiction Caseworker

Glendene, Auckland

About the Bridge Programme

The Salvation Army is a world-wide Christian Church and community service provider.  It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

The Salvation Army also has a proud hundred year history of supporting people with addictions in New Zealand

At Waitakere Bridge our dedicated team of caseworkers provide residential and day programme options for those experiencing alcohol and other drug problems.

About the role:

This exciting clinical role involves the provision of assessments, case management, group work, one to one support and liaison with community organizations.

You will be supporting clients using the Bridge’s CRA (Community Reinforcement Approach) model.  Usually, caseworkers work with the same clients through all stages of treatment; assessment, pre – entry, treatment and aftercare.  Using this case management process we are able to provide clients with a high level of individualised care as well as the benefits of peer support and group work within the community.

Person Specification:

  • Degree and  Registration (or provisional registration)  in Addictions or related field i.e. Nursing, Social Work, Counselling or Psychology
  • Clinical Assessment skills
  • Clinical experience with AOD
  • Experience in face to face counselling
  • Experience in group facilitation
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Able to work from a bicultural perspective
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Empathy with the values and mission of The Salvation Army
  • Valid current work visa, residency or citizenship.


For general enquires about the role phone Duncan Poole (09) 638 0809

To apply either post your CV to the address below or email it to:

Annette Barker
Auckland Addiction Services
PO Box 56 442,
Auckland 1446

Applications close by 12.00pm on Sunday, 27 August 2017.

Application form can be downloaded from:

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider.  It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus.  The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.