Addiction Caseworker | The Salvation Army

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Addiction Caseworker

West Coast (Greymouth Office)
  • Explore the great outdoors, beautiful walks amid beautiful bush surroundings, surfing, tramping, kayaking, beautiful natural lakes, reasonable house prices and an overall relaxed lifestyle;
  • Does group facilitation work excite and energise you?
  • Would you be inspired by the opportunity to establish new Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services on the West Coast?
  • Are you passionate about seeing people live in recovery?

The Salvation Army Bridge has launched new services on the West Coast providing Alcohol and Other Drug treatment services to people in community outpatient settings.

There are two positions available – a full time 40 hour and part time 20 hour position providing one to one, day programme and continuing care support to people wanting to reduce the harm associated with their alcohol and/or other drug use.

Key Tasks include:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug assessment and treatment planning;
  • Delivery and facilitation of AOD group education sessions;
  • Brief AOD Intervention and continuing care work;
  • One-to-one counselling.

Person Specifications:

Previous experience as an Addiction clinician is desirable, with a passion for this mahi, and the ability to inspire and encourage others towards personal transformation and change.

We are looking for the right person who:

  • Demonstrates an ability to engage well and motivate positive change in others;
  • Has a good understanding of group and individual processes;
  • Has a sound understanding of tikanga and bicultural practice;
  • Has excellent organisational and administration skills;
  • Has a current full NZ drivers’ licence.


The successful applicant will have a relevant degree in Addiction, Social Work, Counselling or Health Science and hold current professional registration to practice with the SWRB, DAPAANZ or HPCA.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Tony Foster on 021 523 517.


For a job description and application form(s) please contact:

The Salvation Army Christchurch Bridge
T. 03 338 4436 

To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to:

Our application form can be downloaded and needs to be included as part of your application.

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Police Check.

Closing date

Applications close by 5:00 pm on Friday, 13 December 2019.