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Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Counsellor

Wellington Bridge – Upper Hutt

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 2,000 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 Wellington Bridge Programme is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified addictions counsellor for our outpatient service based in Upper Hutt.

The Salvation Army Upper Hutt Bridge exists to provide safe, integrated, high quality treatment and support services to people whose lives have been affected by alcohol or substance use. Our services are evidenced based best practise and are known for being people-centred, caring, transformative and responsive.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Tertiary Alcohol and Drug qualifications or qualifications in a closely related field such as psychology, counselling.
  • DAPAANZ professional registration, an equivalent health registration or working towards obtaining
  • Experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams and external stakeholders
  • Experience in providing exceptional clinical care and case management in the Alcohol and 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

This is a full-time, permanent position consisting of 40 hours per week based in Upper Hutt.  

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 us a covering letter, current CV and application form to

Application form can be downloaded from:

Closing date: 3 October 2022.  Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date. 

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.