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Drug and Alcohol Residential Support Worker

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme, Dunedin

The opportunity to work with a vibrant and supportive team to make a difference:

  • Provide professional residential support to service participants while they are on programme;
  • Engage with service participants to enhance their recovery in a relaxed and supportive environment;
  • A commitment to quality and being the best we can;
  • Treating the people we support with compassion;
  • Showing dignity and respect to the people we work with.

The Dunedin Bridge is a high-quality alcohol and drug addiction residential service which is passionate about supporting adults (male and female) recovering from addiction.  Our service has a full-time (40 hours per week) vacancy. The shifts are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:30 am to 8:30 am and Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.   

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 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.


  • Level 4 Mental Health Certificate preferred or ability to work towards and attain;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Able to work as part of a team, positive, reliable and trustworthy;
  • Able to follow and fulfil service policies and practices;
  • Skills in organising and multi-tasking abilities;
  • Skill in problem solving and can remain calm under pressure with a sense of humour;
  • Computer skills;
  • Full/clean NZ driver’s licence;
  • Legal entitlement to work in NZ;
  • Accurate at administering medication as prescribed to service participants.

For a Job Description please contact:

Rob Taylor
The Salvation Army Bridge
P.O. Box, 934
Dunedin, 9054
Phone: 03 477 9852 ext. 72031
Email: rob.taylor@salvationarmy.org.nz

To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to rob.taylor@salvationarmy.org.nz

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

Closing date:

Applications close by Wednesday 27 January 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.