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Drug and Alcohol Caseworker

Dunedin Bridge

This exciting role includes:

  • Make a difference in the lives of tangata waiora recovering from problematic alcohol and/or drug misuse
  • Join a passionate team facilitating hope and healing
  • Empower life change through group facilitation and one-on-one support

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, with some rostered on-call hours

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.

About the Department/Operation/Programme

The Salvation Army Dunedin Bridge Programme service delivers life-changing addiction treatment. This role will be based within the Intensive Residential and Day programme team.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A passion for facilitating hope and healing for those recovering from alcohol and/or drug misuse
  • The applicant must hold a relevant applied qualification in Addiction Studies, Social Work, Counselling, Nursing or Health Science
  • All applicants must hold current provisional or full professional registration with the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB), HPCA or DAPAANZ
  • At least two years’ experience in group facilitation and clinical involvement in the Alcohol & Drug field is ideal
  • An awareness of the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi and a willingness to work from a bi-cultural perspective
  • The capacity to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • An ability to work within a team environment and also independently when required
  • Embodies the values and attitudes of The Salvation Army and our mission of ‘Caring for People, Transforming Lives, and Reforming Society’.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Belinda Edwards on 03 338 4436 or by email belinda.edwards@salvationarmy.org.nz


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details), evidence of current practicing certificate and completed application form to: Belinda.edwards@salvationarmy.org.nz

Application form can be downloaded from: https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/help-us/career-opportunities

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 Vetting Check.

Closing date

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 14 October 2022. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

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.