Peer Support Worker | The Salvation Army

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Peer Support Worker

Christchurch Bridge

40 hours per week

This exciting role includes:

  • Making a difference in clients lives who struggle with addictions

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

This role will be providing care for clients in addiction.

About the role/job description

Upholding the values and mission of The Salvation Army

Key tasks

  • Co-facilitating groups
  • Adhere to policies and procedures
  • Appropriate, empathic and supportive relationships are developed with clients using the service based on shared experience of addiction
  • Understand how peer boundaries work when using mutuality and lived experience knowledge in their work, and that these are different from the clinical workforce

Person Specification

  • A lived experience of addiction and is at least 2 years out of treatment and abstinence from past problem drink/drug use
  • Uphold the values and mission of The Salvation Army
  • Level 4 Health and Wellbeing Certificate
  • Have a willingness to work from a bicultural perspective, having an awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Ability to work alone but as part of a team
  • Experience in support work
  • Be computer literate
  • Be self-organised
  • Have an ability to relate to people with sensitivity, caring and patience, be tactful, discrete and understand the importance of boundaries and confidentiality
  • Good written and oral communication skills with an ability to write adequate records and reports

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Belinda Edwards on 03 338 4436 or by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to:

Application form can be downloaded from:

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, 7 October 2022.

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.