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Casual Relieving Clinical Caseworker

Palmerston North

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme – Palmerston North has a vacancy for a suitably qualified Casual Relieving Clinical Caseworker for our alcohol and drug services based in Palmerston North.

This is a casual role to cover shifts for annual leave, short notice and planned leave.

The Casual Relieving Clinical Caseworker will also be responsible for covering a Duty Caseworker role completing brief assessments for clients who present to the centre seeking assistance with their alcohol or drug problems and also dealing with clinical enquiries via telephone or enquiries for assistance through our website.

To be successful in this role, you will have

  • Excellent clinical judgement and strong clinical boundaries.
  • A full understanding of group/individual processes, education, treatment and community development integration.
  • Skills to maintain informative and up-to-date online records.
  • Proficiency in computer IT and data base systems.
  • Sound understanding and range of treatment modalities.
  • Sound understanding of Maori Cultural Principles and philosophies.
  • Skilled in co-ordination and in administration.
  • Full NZ Drivers Licence is essential.

Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in AOD studies, social work, health science or another relevant subject in counselling, and also be eligible to hold competent practitioner registration with DAAPNZ. 

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.

Applications close at 12.00pm Friday, 26 January 2018.

For a Job Description and Application Pack please contact:

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme
22 – 26 Riddiford Street, PO Box 7004
Newtown, Wellington, 6242
Phone: 04 389- 6566   Fax: 04 389-7110    


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.