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Alcohol and Drug Caseworker

New Plymouth

The Salvation Army Taranaki Bridge Programme for Alcohol and Drug treatment are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Addictions Counsellor to a Caseworker position within our programme based in New Plymouth.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Tertiary alcohol and drug qualifications or qualifications in a closely related field such as social work, psychology, nursing
  • DAPAANZ professional registration or working towards obtaining
  • Experience in group facilitation and case management in the alcohol and drug field
  • Experience in carrying clinical workloads
  • An awareness of the requirements of the Treaty of Waitangi and be willing to work from a bi-cultural perspective
  • Ability to work with people from other diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to work within a team environment and also independently when required
  • An empathy with the overall mission of the Salvation Army - caring for people, transforming lives, and reforming society

This is a full-time permanent position of 40 hours per week. To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit and give permission for the completion of a satisfactory police check.

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to by Friday, 22 June 2018.

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.