Employment Specialist (Supported)
Christchurch, Full Time, Social Services
Please Quote Reference Number 67550
  • Employment Specialist (Supported) - One Year fixed term
  • Awareness of Mental Health & AoD experience desirable
  • 32-40 hours per week

  • Odyssey House Trust is a globally recognised leader in the field of Alcohol and Drug rehabilitation along with other related issues. Christchurch Odyssey was established in 1985 initially focused solely on adults with addictions. In 2012 the Community Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) was established to provide treatment for young people (13-18 years) with mild to moderate mental health issues and AoD.

    You will have great community links and sound relationships with recruitment agencies within the Canterbury region. You will be able to introduce young people (18-19 years) to employment options.

    This role will include the following:
    • Delivery of workshops (group facilitation) to young people currently receiving a Work and Income benefit
    • Motivate and direct young people through all job seeking processes
    • Build and maintain relationships with employers and community organisations ensuring sustainable employment connections
    • Matching skills and strengths of young people with the needs of employers and industry
    • Post placement, maintain a relationship with the young person's employer and provide advice and support if needed to help keep the young person employed.
    An awareness of Mental Health and AoD experience would be desirable as well as a strong team focus and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

    If this sounds like you, please contact Kereama Carmody Kereama.c@odysseychch.org.nz or Debbie Bradshaw debbie.b@odysseychch.org.nz cell: 021 774 883 (Debbie) or (Kereama) 021 222 1160 for further information.

    Applications close 23rd March

    Please Quote Reference Number 67550

    Please Complete the Details in our Form Below
    Tips: How to Add Your CV & Cover Letter on iPhones / iPads

    (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf or .txt ONLY, 4MB max file size)

    Please Complete this Additional Questionnaire:

    (Q1) Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

    (Q2) How would you rate your English language skills?

    Limited proficiency

    Professional working proficiency

    Native or Bilingual proficiency

    (Q3) Do you have community links and sound relationships with recruitment agencies within the Canterbury region? (Please answer YES or NO)

    Check for Confirmation HERE after you click SEND