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Case Worker

Alcohol and Other Drugs Respite and Short-Term Treatment Service, Auckland

Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you looking for something different and new – a first of its kind?  Then, we have the role just for you!

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army (TSA) 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.

The Salvation Army and Ember are working in a strong collaborative partnership delivering an innovative service unique within the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector! 

The Salvation Army Bridge is an internationally acclaimed service focused on assisting people with drug and alcohol dependencies to overcome their addictions and improve quality of life.

Ember is an NGO who sits at the cutting edge of values-based mental health and AOD peer support services.

The successful candidate will be working at a residential facility based in Counties Manukau DHB (Manurewa).  The service employs both Clinical and Peer Support staff working collaboratively delivering effective short-term treatment and support to respite guests accessing the service.

This service operates a 24 hours 7 days a week roster, the Case Worker role is shared between 3 Case Workers covering 7:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday to Sunday.

This exciting clinical role involves the provision of assessments, case management, group work, one-to-one support and liaison with community organisations.

You will be supporting clients using the Bridge’s CRA (Community Reinforcement Approach) model.  Usually case workers work with the same clients through all stages of treatment; assessment, pre–entry, treatment and aftercare.  Using this case management process, we are able to provide clients with a high level of individualised care as well as the benefits of peer support and group work within the community.

The candidate must have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification with either Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa – New Zealand (DAPAANZ) or equivalent professional registration;
  • A clean drivers’ licence;
  • A degree and Registration (or provisional registration) in Addictions or a related field i.e. Nursing, Social Work, Counselling or Psychology;
  • Clinical Assessment skills;
  • Clinical experience with AOD;
  • Experience in face-to-face counselling;
  • Experience in group facilitation;
  • The ability to work within a team environment;
  • Able to work from a bicultural perspective;
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • A valid current work visa, residency or citizenship.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in working in the area of AOD or mental health;
  • Be open to gaining an understanding of the Bridge Model of Treatment and Intentional Peer Support model;
  • Be mature, patient and respectful;
  • Have their own, personal experience of recovery from addictions and/or mental distress;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills;
  • Be positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour;
  • Hang in there when the going gets tough;
  • Be a role model to staff and other stakeholders;
  • Be professional with an open and engaging manner;
  • Be outcome focused;
  • Have an eye for detail.

If you are interested in the above position, please send your expression of interest and CV to : by Monday, 17 May 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.