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Alcohol and Drug Caseworker

Dunedin Bridge

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.  We are a registered charity under Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga 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 Dunedin Bridge

The Salvation Army Te ope Whakaora, Dunedin Bridge for Alcohol and Drug treatment is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified addictions counsellor/caseworker position within our Residential Programme based in Ōtepoti.

Ngā pūkenga o te kaitono pai | The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A Tertiary Level 7 Alcohol & Drug qualifications or equivalent from a related field such as social work, psychology, nursing;
  • Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa - New Zealand (DAPAANZ) professional registration and or equivalent in a related field;
  • Experience in group facilitation and case management;
  • Experience in carrying clinical workloads;
  • The ability to work with complex clients (CEP);
  • Awareness of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and ability to work from a bi-cultural perspective;
  • The ability to work with people from other diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • The ability to work within a team environment and independently when required;
  • An empathy with the overall Mission of The Salvation Army – Caring for People, Transforming Lives, and Reforming Society;
  • Participate in on call after hours rostering.

This is a part-time permanent position of 24 hours per week Wednesday to Friday. To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ Work Permit and give permission for the completion of a satisfactory Police Check.

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to

Applications close Wednesday, 27 October 2021. Application form can be downloaded from:

The Salvation Army is a world-wide Christian Church and community service provider.  It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society through God. The successful appointee will show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army Te Ope Whakaora o Aotearoa.