Recovery Coach | The Salvation Army

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Recovery Coach

Auckland Bridge
  • 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?

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.

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.

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 primarily attending Auckland Bridge at Mt Eden.

This role working from 10:30 to 19:00 will have specific responsibilities of supporting clients from Corrections and those under a national methamphetamine contract, and then other bridge clients in a wider context. The appointee will have a good understanding of the particular 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 reporting to the operations manager, that 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 2 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 patience to 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 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, CV and Application form to

Application form can be downloaded from:

Applications close Monday, 10 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.