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Recovery Coach

Auckland Bridge


Have you used alcohol or other drug services, can identify as being stable in recovery and want to help others achieve the same?

Auckland Bridge services are delivered from Waitakere, Mt Eden, and Manukau. We also offer short-term treatment and AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) 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 a 90-day service and a residential service.

We are looking for a Recovery Coach who has a good understanding of the recovery process, to use peer-based recovery support processes for clients attending Auckland Bridge at Mt Eden.

This role will have specific responsibilities of supporting clients from the Department of Corrections and those under a national methamphetamine contract. The appointee will have a good understanding of the issues or challenges that may arise.

The Recovery Coach will help support people in their recovery by facilitating both group and individual client sessions, using available recovery processes, and contributing to the ongoing improvement of Bridge services. This is a new and rewarding role that will directly help clients, support our services to become more responsive to client needs, and assist in service improvement.

This role is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Personal lived experience of addiction and at least 2 years post-treatment in stable recovery;
  • Excellent self-care and wellbeing strategies;
  • Mental Health or Addictions Level 4 qualification or equivalent;
  • Extensive experience of a variety of ways of supporting recovery;
  • Innovation, responsiveness and flexibility;
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including ability to write clear reports and present findings;
  • Support for the values and mission of The Salvation Army;
  • Ability to relate with sensitivity to people, as well as exhibit care and patience with people with addiction and mental health needs;
  • Tact, discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Cultural awareness and responsiveness;
  • Good professional boundaries.

You’ll enjoy working with diverse groups of people and can communicate effectively with people from all walks of life. If you`d like to work as part of team to support clients to a better recovery and to help the Bridge to improve its service, then this could be your ideal job.

We value diversity, and welcome applications from all regardless of ethnicity, age, sexuality, or gender.

Contact information

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

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 Police Check.

Closing date

Applications close by 5:00 pm Friday, 6 September 2019.