Key Worker - Youth Residential Programme
Christchurch, Social Services
Please Quote Reference Number 74835
  • Alcohol / Drug issues
  • Monday - Friday 8am - 4.30pm
  • Play a vital role with Odyssey House Christchurch

  • Odyssey House Christchurch provides treatment and services for those experiencing issues with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and related issues.

    Our Youth Residential Programme supports youth aged 13-18 years of age. You will key work up to 4 clients, ensuring treatment and family plans are executed and evolving. You will have time for one on one work, as well as facilitating groups for all clients in residence at any time.

    With your knowledge in drug/alcohol treatment, you will also facilitate groups outside of Odyssey for youth experiencing alcohol and drug issues.

    Odyssey House operates a Therapeutic Community method, so staff and clients work together to ensure clients attend meetings, recreation events and day to day activities such as meal preparation.

    The house operates 24/7 so some flexibility is required to support overnight and weekend staff, mainly by phone as rostered.

    You will have:
    • Experience in youth work and a passion for working with youth
    • Qualifications and registration in a related field
    • Experience in an alcohol and drug treatment setting is preferable
    • Good communication and organisational skills
    • Ability to work with youth at risk
    • Ability to deal with difficult situations with a calm and professional manner
    Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter. Please see our website for application forms - www.Odysseychch.org.nz or enquiries to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

    Please Quote Reference Number 74835

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