Recovery Coach | The Salvation Army

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Recovery Coach


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

About us:

Auckland Bridge services are delivered from Waitakere, Mt Eden, and Manukau. We also offer 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 a 90-day service and a residential service.

About the role:

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

Hours of work are from 10:30am to 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Specific responsibilities will include supporting clients from Corrections and those under a national methamphetamine contract, as well as other bridge clients in a wider context. You will have a good understanding of the particular issues or challenges that may arise.

As the Recovery Coach, you will help support people in their recovery, by facilitating both group and individual client sessions, use available recovery processes, and contribute to the ongoing improvement of Bridge services. This is a new and rewarding role reporting to the operations manager. You will directly help clients, support our services to become more responsive to client needs, and assist in service improvement.

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Personal lived experience of addiction and at least two years post-treatment in stable recovery
  • Excellent self-care and wellbeing strategies
  • Have or close to completion of 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, caring and patient with people with addictions 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 a 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. 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 covering letter, your CV and application to

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