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Addictions Caseworker

Whangārei, Northland

Full Time

  • Are you keen to facilitate the transformation of lives impacted by substance use?
  • Does group facilitation work excite and energise you?
  • Are you inspired by the opportunity to offer hope and a future to tangata whaiora in Northland?
  • Are you looking for a meaningful mahi and a role with no weekend or evening work?

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 3,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.

About The Salvation Army Northland Bridge

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

We have a full-time role in Whangārei working with tangata whaiora in a community setting, to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and/or other drug use.

Key tasks include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Treatment Planning;
  • Delivery of addiction recovery group education sessions;
  • Delivery of Alcohol and other Drug Brief Interventions.

This permanent role is for 40 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.

Person Specifications:

We are looking for an exceptional person who:

  • Has experience as a caseworker for tangata whaiora experiencing alcohol and other drug issues;
  • Demonstrates the ability to engage well and motivate change with tangata whaiora who are 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;
  • 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), Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) or Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa – New Zealand (DAPAANZ).


Applicants must hold NZ residency or a valid NZ Work Permit and give permission for the processing of Police Checks. Applicants should supply a CV, copy of photo ID and a copy of a current professional registration and practicing certificate.

For a Job Description and Application Pack please contact
The Director
The Salvation Army Bridge
Northland Regional Programme
6 Alexander St, Whangarei 0110
P.O. Box 1746, Whangarei 0140
Phone: +64 9 430 7500  


Closing date

Applications close at 5:00 pm on Friday, 30 April 2021.

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.