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Alcohol and Drug Service - Addictions Practitioner

Hutt Valley, Wellington

The Salvation Army Bridge – Wellington currently has a vacancy for a suitably qualified and experienced Addiction Practitioner with our programmes located throughout the Hutt Valley.

Applicants should have experience in an addiction treatment setting and hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Addiction Studies. An ideal candidate would also hold “Competent Practitioner” status with DAAPANZ or be working to gain this accreditation. Applicants should be comfortable with a mobile role, working in a variety of settings (agency and community based, not home based.) This is a permanent part-time role, and some evening group work will be required. Experience in group work and 1-1 practice is desirable. This role is for 24 hours per week, with flexible hours available for the right applicant.

The ability to work in a culturally appropriate and safe manner is essential as is a full driver’s licence. 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. 

Applicants will need to be comfortable working within the philosophy and values of the Salvation Army, and demonstrate an evidence-based approach to addiction interventions.

Applications close 5.00pm on Monday, 3 July 2017.

For a Job Description and Application Pack contact:

The Salvation Army Addiction Services
22 – 26 Riddiford Street, PO Box 7004
Newtown, Wellington

Phone: 04 389- 6566   Fax: 04 389-7110   


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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.