Support Worker with Lived Experience Required
Please Quote Reference Number 74540
  • Do you want to make a real difference in people’s lives?
  • Do you have lived experience of Alcohol or other Drug issues/Mental Health
  • Between 20-40 hours per week

  • For over 30 years, Odyssey House Trust Christchurch has been working with clients Tangata Whai Ora and Whanau affected by drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and related issues. We focus on the wellbeing of individuals, family/whanau and community.

    We are looking to enhance and grow our Support Worker team who work predominantly with clients in the criminal justice system. You will work within a supportive team to co-facilitate groups, as you walk alongside clients, using your lived experience to support them through treatment. Role Modelling experience strength and hope

    The preferred applicant will be working towards or prepared to work towards Level 4 Mental Health and Addictions qualifications and we will support this.

    If this sounds like you, please send us your CV or find out more about us at If you have questions, or want to apply contact us on

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

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    (Q4) Do you have lived experience of alcohol and drug recovery? (Please answer YES or NO)

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