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Team Leader, Alcohol and Drug Service

Palmerston North

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme – Wellington / Palmerston North, currently has a vacancy for a suitably qualified and experienced Team Leader to lead our Intensive AOD group programme within a specialist working environment located within Manawatu prison. Your team is part of our National Addictions Service supervised through our Wellington Bridge Service.

You and your team will be providing an intensive AOD programme in the prison. This will require you to maintain relationships with key managers and appropriate staff within the Corrections environment.  

Successful applicants will have the ability to manage a team. You will also have experience in an addiction treatment setting.

To be successful you will have:

  • Excellent clinical judgement and strong clinical boundaries.
  • Experience in group facilitation, programming and evaluation.
  • Strong relationship building skills. 
  • Diploma, degree or equivalent in Addiction Studies.
  • Full DAAPANZ Practitioner Registration.
  • Skills to maintain informative and up-to-date online records.
  • Proficiency in computer IT and database systems.
  • Understanding of Maori Cultural Principles and philosophies.
  • Skilled in co-ordination and in administration.
  • Full NZ Drivers Licence.

You will need to be comfortable working within the philosophy, values and mission of The Salvation Army.  Police vetting is required for preferred applicants.

Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday, 29 May 2018.

For a Job Description and application pack please contact:

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme
219 Riddiford Street, PO Box 7004
Newtown, Wellington

Phone: 04 389- 6566 


Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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.Team Leader, Alcohol and Drug Service