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Family/Whanau Clinician

Salvation Army Bridge, Mount Eden, Auckland

We are looking for an experienced AOD clinician to work with clients and their families/whanau in a new clinical role based at the Bridge in Mount Eden.

The hours of this role are 10:30 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday, so that the successful applicant can better engage not only with the client, but with their family and whanau, to support them using an accredited 5 step model.

All sorts of people work for The Salvation Army in a variety of settings.  They often find meaning and purpose in what they do because they know it makes a difference in people’s lives. We are a successful organisation, but are always looking for ways to improve and we would like your help to do so.

Our clients are looking to make a change in their lives. While they come from any culture, socioeconomic group, ethnicity, gender or sexuality, we are often working with those from minority groups who have been subjected to judgement and trauma.

Please note this role is for a registered practitioner with AOD and family support experience and not a new Graduate.

The successful candidate must have a professional approach and be an excellent communicator, confident to facilitate sessions with clients and family’s in both group and in one-on-one session.

We offer a supporting and welcoming team, free onsite parking, study leave and in-house development. We also offer Internal and external clinical supervision and a free on site staff gym.

Auckland Bridge services are supplied across sites in Waitakere, Mt Eden, Manukau, as well as short-term treatment and AOD respite in partnership with Ember in Manurewa. In addition, we are part of the AODTC (Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment court) and under this have both residential and a separate 90-day service.

Person Specification

  • Qualified and registered professional;
  • Experienced working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • At least 1-year clinical experience working with clients from AOD;
  • At least 1-year clinical experience working with families/whanau;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Preferred experience in group facilitation or training;
  • Ability to work independently or within a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Able to work from a bicultural perspective; 
  • Flexibility, problem solving skills and strong professional boundaries;
  • Empathy with the values and mission of The Salvation Army.

Applicants must have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Permit and will be required to be Police vetted for this position.

To apply, please forward a cover letter, your CV and application form to

Applications close by 5:00 pm on Friday, 30 October 2020.

Application forms can be downloaded from:

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.