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Treatment Readiness Caseworker

Salvation Army Bridge Auckland

Fixed Term 12 Months

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army (TSA) 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 3,000 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.

About the Auckland Salvation Army Bridge

Our dedicated staff team are working with people in recovery and are committed to making a difference to those whom need it most.

To this end we are working with the Department of Corrections in Mt Eden correctional facility on the newly formed recovery unit. This is a new initiative and an exciting time to join, what we hope, will be a new service.

This new role is in two parts:

The first part is 24 hours a week working within Mount Eden Correctional Facility. You will be working alongside those in the prison who have identified that they want to make changes, allowing them to see and understand what Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) treatment looks like and get prepared and ready to join a treatment service, which may or may not be with TSA.

This may be as part of the existing drug court process or as a voluntary client to one of the treatment providers who are ready to help them in their journey of recovery.

This will include the provision of comprehensive assessments, case management, group work, one-to-one supportive interventions and liaison with other community organisations to provide the best care possible, delivering a pre-treatment readiness service.

The second is as part of the Bridge treatment team based at Ewington avenue with clients who may well have joined us from this unit or otherwise.

This is a new role and not for the faint of heart, it will be challenging and have high workloads, particularly as we establish it.  But if you have a commitment to supporting people most in need this is the role for you:

What do you need to have?

  • Registration (or provisional registration) in Counselling, Psychology Nursing, or Social Work (this is a must);
  • Clinical Assessment skills;
  • Preferred clinical experience with AOD;
  • Preferred experience working in a custodial environment;
  • Experience in face-to-face counselling/intervention;
  • Experience in group facilitation;
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Able to work from a bicultural perspective;
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


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. Applicants will also be required to undergo further security vetting by Mount Eden Corrections Facility which will include a site induction within a prison setting.

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and application form to:

Application form can be downloaded from:  

Closing date

Applications close 5:00 pm, Monday, 25 January 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