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Drug and Alcohol Caseworker

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme, Christchurch

This exciting role includes:

  • Make a difference in lives of tangata waiora struggling with substance misuse

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am – 4.30, 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 3000 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 Christchurch Bridge Programme service is seeking a suitably qualified addictions clinician to share the mahi of our Intensive Residential/ Day addiction programme team.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A passion for facilitating hope and healing for those struggling with substance misuse;
  • Tertiary Alcohol & Drug qualifications or qualifications in a closely related field such as social work, psychology, or nursing;
  • Full DAPAANZ or HPCA professional Registration, or working towards obtaining this;
  • At least two years’ experience in group facilitation and case management in the Alcohol & Drug field;
  • An awareness of the requirements of the Treaty of Waitangi and a willing to work from a bi-cultural perspective;
  • The capacity to work with people from other diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • An 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 full-time permanent position is for 40 hours per week, with some rostered on-call hours.

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.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Belinda Edwards on 03 3384436 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

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, 24 February, 2023

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.