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Recovery Coaches

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme, Wellington

About The Salvation Army

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.

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.

About the role

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme - Wellington, currently has a vacancy for a suitably qualified Full Time Recovery Coach with our programmes located from Newtown, Wellington.

If you would like to:

  • Empower and engage others by using your personal lived experience;
  • Develop, coach and support others to grow.

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

You will utilise your lived experience to support our service users 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 services and ensuring that those who have lived with their own mental health and addiction challenges can enjoy the evidenced benefits to recovery that employment provides. You'll use your non-judgemental attitude and belief to encourage clients to change and grow.

What you need:

  • A passion for helping others through their mental health/addiction journey;
  • A 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;
  • A full clean NZ drivers’ licence (essential);
  • To be able to see potential in people and thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment;
  • To have strong boundaries;
  • To be able to use IT systems.

What's in it for you:

  • Extensive in-house training;
  • A safe and supportive work environment where employees are valued;
  • An 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.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo police vetting.

Applicants will need to be comfortable working within the philosophy and values of the programme as an expression of the Christian Social Service mission of The Salvation Army.

To obtain a copy of the Job Description and application pack please contact:

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme
219 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington
PO Box 7004, Newtown, Wellington
Ph: (04) 389 6566

Closing date for Applications 12 noon Friday, 29 October 2021.

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.