AOD Caseworker | The Salvation Army

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AOD Caseworker

Supportive Accommodation, Epsom Lodge, Auckland
  • Be part of the housing crisis solution;
  • Providing AOD interventions;
  • Develop your practise.

Permanent full-time

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 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 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.

Epsom Lodge Supportive Accommodation

Epsom Lodge is an 84-bed supportive accommodation residential facility in Auckland for men and women. Our residents have housing needs, often (but not always) accompanied by addiction, mental health and relationship issues. We provide 12 or more weeks emergency accommodation, support and after care to assist in finding suitable long-term accommodation and begin the journey of addressing other life goals.

We also manage a small number of off-site transitional homes which currently house single women with one small child.

About the role

  • To facilitate and support the mission of The Salvation Army at Epsom Lodge;
  • To support the SAS Model of Care, policies and procedures;
  • Develop and Deliver AOD interventions;
  • Delivering AOD psycho-educational groups;
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Case Planning;
  • Provide interventions to clients ready to make change;
  • Manage a case load of high needs clients;
  • Deliver a professional and effective service to all people, families and communities;
  • Child protection;
  • Oversee and assist with the movement of clients into sustainable housing;
  • Strong advocacy;
  • To support and contribute to the staff team environment.

Key tasks

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  • Mental Health and Addictions or similar qualification level 7 or higher;
  • Registration with a relevant professional body such as Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) or Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa – New Zealand (DAPAANZ).

Key Competencies

  • Commitment to continuing professional development relevant to Alcohol and Drug studies;
  • Relevant experience in working with people with addictions, individually and in groups and with their significant others;
  • Good written and oral communication skills including ability to write adequate records and reports;
  • Computer literate;
  • Commitment to quality improvement processes;
  • Works well as a team member. Good working relationships with staff;
  • Commitment to bicultural service development;
  • Understanding of respect for and the ability to work with The Salvation Army’s mission, principles and Christian ethos;
  • Good physical health and mental well being;
  • Values based, strengths and outcomes focused;
  • Innovative, responsive and flexible;
  • Energetic and enthusiastic;
  • The ability to relate to people presenting with addictions and mental health needs with sensitivity, care and compassion;
  • A self-directed and self-motivated practitioner;
  • Tact, discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Sense of humour.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Andre Matthews on (09) 524 0252 or by email


To apply, please download and complete an application form from:
and send with your cover letter and CV (including referee details) to:  

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Police Check.

Closing date

Applications close by 3:00 pm Friday, 22 October 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.