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Residential Support Worker On Nights

AOD Respite and Short Term Treatment Service – Counties Manakau


Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you looking for something different and cutting edge – to work in a service that is unique? 

The Salvation Army and Ember Serivces Limited (Formally known as Connect Supporting Recovery) work together in partnership delivering Puna Whakataa, an innovative service within the AOD sector.

This satisfying role involves ensuring the wellbeing of clients overnight at our residential service and taking responsibility to ensure the site is safe.

  • 56 hours per fortnight working from 23:00 hrs to 07:00 hrs
  • Working 3 shifts one week and 4 the next
  • Week 1: Sunday – Tuesday
  • Week 2: Saturday - Tuesday

The Salvation Army Bridge is an internationally acclaimed treatment provider focused on working in partnership with people whom have alcohol and other substances dependencies to improve quality of life for them and their family/whanau.

Ember Services Limited is an NGO who sits at the cutting edge of values-based mental health and AOD peer support services.

The successful candidate will be working at Puna Whakataa, a residential respite service based in Counties Manakau, employing both Clinical and Peer Support staff working collaboratively delivering effective short term treatment and support to respite guests accessing the service.

The candidate must have:

  • A clean driving licence
  • Minimum of Mental Health Level 4 Qualification
  • Current first aid certificate or ability to achieve one.
  • Able to work from a bicultural perspective
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Valid current work visa, residency or citizenship.

The ideal candidate may have:

  • you may have had personal experience of recovery from addictions and/or mental distress and have achieved wholeness and wish to help others achieve the same
  • experience in working in the area of mental health and/or AOD
  • Be open to gaining an understanding of the Intentional Peer Support model and the CRA Bridge Model of Treatment
  • Be mature, patient and respectful
  • Have strong interpersonal skills
  • Be positive and encouraging with a good sense of humour.

To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ Work Permit and give permission for the completion of a satisfactory Police Check.


To apply please send a covering letter, and your current CV to

Applications close 10th February 2023 if not appointed earlier


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.