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Recovery Coach - Full or Part-Time

The Salvation Army 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 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 working from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm will have specific responsibilities of supporting clients from 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 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;
  • A 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, care 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 cover letter and your CV and application form to

Our application form can be downloaded and needs to be included as part of your application.

Closing date

Applications close Friday, 13 December 2019, with interviews the following week if not already appointed.