Peer Support - Group Peer Support Worker
Relocation support provided
Christchurch
Please Quote Reference Number 67131
  • Do you want to make a real difference in people's lives?
  • Personal lived experience of Alcohol or other Drug difficulties
  • 40-hour or 2 x 20-hour position (flexible, rostered evening and Saturday)

  • This is an exciting opportunity for a peer support worker to work as part of a collaborative treatment programme with Odyssey House and the City Mission. You will be an experienced, dynamic worker and have a willingness to creatively develop this new venture. You will co-facilitate groups to clients in the community and work on an individual basis with clients and their whanau. The programme takes a holistic approach and incorporates other areas of wellness such as adventure therapy, exercise and art. Experience in these areas would be an asset. Hours of work to be agreed - the programme will operate from Monday to Saturday and will include some evening work.

    The preferred applicant will have a relevant qualification (or be prepared to work towards this) and have experience in AOD and/or mental health work. Competitive rates of pay. Start date to be determined. Support can be offered with relocation expenses if required.

    Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter. Application forms and job descriptions can be found on our website - www.Odysseychch.org.nz - or enquiries to Marion Tizzard 021 205 3744 or email marion.t@odysseychch.org.nz

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