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Addiction Peer Support Worker

West Coast (Greymouth Office)
  • Have you experienced your own recovery journey from alcohol and or other drug addiction?
  • Would you be inspired by the opportunity to establish new Alcohol and Other Drug services on the West Coast?
  • Are you passionate about coaching other people in recovery?

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

We have a full time (40 hour per week) position available, providing peer support and coaching in one to one, day programme and continuing care support settings to people wanting to reduce the harm associated with their alcohol and/or other drug use.

Key Tasks include:

  • Supporting and encouraging others to reach and achieve their recovery goals.
  • Co delivery and facilitation of AOD group education sessions.
  • Recovery peer support and coaching.
  • Facilitation of continuing care groups.

Person Specifications:

Lived experience of addiction and recovery is essential.  

We are looking for the right person who:

  • Demonstrates an ability to engage well and motivate positive change in others.
  • Is in recovery from addiction and lives a recovery lifestyle.
  • Has a sound understanding of tikanga and bicultural practice.
  • Has good organisational and administration skills
  • Has a current full NZ driver’s licence.


The successful applicant will have the ability and willingness to undertake appropriate and relevant study to a minimum of level 4 on the NZ Qualifications framework.                


Applicants must hold NZ residency or a valid NZ Work permit and give permission for the processing of Police checks. 

For any questions regarding the position 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 



Applications in writing with CV and at least two referees by Friday 24th of May 2019 to:

The Director

The Salvation Army

Christchurch Bridge

PO Box 9070




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. Successful appointees should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.