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Alcohol and Drug Caseworker

Taranaki Bridge

The Salvation Army Taranaki Bridge Programme for Alcohol and Drug treatment is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified addictions counsellor to a Caseworker position based in New Plymouth.

Hours: This is a fixed term position of 40 hours per week. Fixed term to 30 June 2023

The ideal candidate will have the following

  • Tertiary Alcohol & Drug qualifications or qualifications in a closely related field such as social work, psychology, nursing.
  • DAPAANZ professional Registration or working towards obtaining
  • Experience in group facilitation and case management in the Alcohol & Drug field
  • Experience in carrying clinical workloads
  • An awareness of the requirements of the treaty of Waitangi and be willing to work from a bi-cultural perspective
  • Ability to work with people from other diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and also independently when required
  • An empathy with the overall Mission of the Salvation Army – Caring for People, Transforming Lives, and Reforming Society

The ability to work in a culturally appropriate and safe manner with Maori and Pacific peoples is essential as is a full / clean driver’s licence.

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 by Friday 3rd Feb 2023. An application form may be obtained from


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.

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.