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Peer Support Worker

Waikato Bridge

Hours: This is a part-time position of 24 hours per week.

Salary Band: The likely salary for this role will fall between $55,000 to $60,000 pro rata.

The Salvation Army Waikato Bridge Centre for Alcohol and Drug treatment is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, part time Peer Support Worker within our Community Team based in Hamilton.

You will join a passionate and professional team that will support people by assisting them to develop and maintain living skills, relationships, and daily activities so they may be active participants in their recovery.

You will utilise your lived experience to support people to maintain and improve communication, behaviour, mobility, and activities of daily living.

We are committed to fully representing the voice of those who use our service and ensuring that those who have lived with addiction and mental health challenges can enjoy the evidenced benefits to recovery that employment provides. You'll use your non-judgemental attitude and belief to encourage people to change and grow.

What you need:

  • A passion for helping others through their addiction journey
  • Have a level 4 Health and Wellbeing Qualification (or equivalent/above), however if working with people in health and wellbeing is what drives you or you're willing to commit to working towards a qualification, then we would love to hear from you, as we can offer some support around this
  • Full clean NZ driver's licence
  • Ability to see potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment
  • Have strong boundaries
  • Be able to use IT systems

What's in it for you:

  • Extensive in-house training
  • Safe and supportive work environment where employees are valued
  • Opportunity to become part of a dynamic and passionate team
  • A company that is committed to supporting professional development
  • Join a great team of people who care about supporting and making a difference in the community
  • Be rewarded by helping people to reach their goals - in return we'll also help you to reach yours

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.

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to Vaughan.hilton@salvationarmy.org.nz by Friday 10th Feb 2023. An application form may be obtained from https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/help-us/career-opportunities

About The Salvation Army

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 mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

We are committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.