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Addiction Caseworker

Whangārei, Northland


Part Time (36 hours per week), permanent position

  • Are you keen to facilitate the transformation of lives harmfully impacted by substance use?
  • Does Alcohol and Drug treatment work excite and energise you?
  • Are you inspired by the opportunity to journey alongside tangata whaiora in Northland?
  • Are you looking for a meaningful mahi?

About the Department/Operation/Programme

The Salvation Army Northland Bridge delivers interventions for people experiencing problematic use of alcohol and/or other drugs.

We have an exciting new role delivering a mix of traditional alcohol and drug casework with tangata whaiora in a community setting, to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and/or other drug use. In addition, this clinician will deliver educational seminars to Ministry of Social Development (MSD) clients.

Key tasks include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Assessment and on-going Treatment Planning;
  • Delivery of addiction recovery group sessions and MSD Brief Intervention alcohol & drug seminars;
  • Delivery of Alcohol and other Drug Brief Interventions.

This permanent role is for 36 hours per week. Appropriate training in Addiction Interventions and/or Social work is crucial, with at least one year of Addiction Assessment experience preferred. Passion for this mahi and the ability to inspire and facilitate transformation are essential qualities for successful applicants. The role will be resourced and supported from the Whangārei Bridge hub.

Person Specification:

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our amazing team who:

  • Demonstrates the ability to engage well and motivate change with tangata whaiora; experiencing the harmful impact of alcohol and/or drugs;
  • Has a good understanding of group/individual processes;
  • Is proficient in computer IT and database systems;
  • Has a sound understanding of tikanga;
  • Has excellent co-ordination and administration skills;
  • Has a current full NZ driver’s licence.


The applicant must hold a relevant applied qualification in Addiction Studies, Social Work, Counselling, or Health Science. In addition, all applicants must hold current professional registration with the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB), HPCA or DAPAANZ.

Contact information

For a job description, application pack or more information about this role please contact the administrator on +64 9 430 7500 or by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details), copy of photo ID, a copy of a current professional registration certificate and completed application form to:

The Administrator
The Salvation Army Bridge
Northland Regional Programme

6 Alexander St, Whangarei 0110
P.O. Box 1746, Whangarei 0140
Phone: +64 9 430 7500  


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 at 9.00am on Monday 22 July, 2019.


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.