Case Worker - AOD & Short-Term Treatment Service | The Salvation Army

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Case Worker - AOD & Short-Term Treatment Service


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!

The Salvation Army and Ember are working in a strong collaborative partnership delivering an innovative service unique within the 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 Manakau 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.

Working Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:30 pm, 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 caseworkers 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 DAPAANZ or equivalent professional registration;
  • A clean driving licence;
  • A degree and registration (or provisional registration) in Addictions or 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;
  • Ability to work within a team environment;
  • Able to work from a bicultural perspective;
  • 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 :

Our application form can be downloaded and needs to be included as part of your application.

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 Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Closing date

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 3 July 2020.

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.