Support Worker, Prison Based
Please Quote Reference Number 75760
  • Be part of innovative services
  • Personal lived experience of alcohol or other drug difficulties
  • 20 hour position per week

  • Do you want to be part of innovative programmes being delivered at Christchurch Women's Prison and Christchurch Men's prison? We seek to tackle addiction through support authentically grounded in lived experience.

    Addiction isolates and disconnects people; breaking the positive natural cycles of their true potential. This is true for all, irrespective of race, ethnicity or culture. By re-discovering our identity and re-connecting to our roots, place of belonging / or indeed Pepeha, Marae and Whanau - holistic growth and wellness follow.

    We invite exceptional and motivated applicants to join us. You will be passionate about working within a cultural framework that brings about whole of self and whanau well being. You will co-facilitate groups to clients in the prison, and work on an individual basis with clients and their whanau.

    You will be a team player, well organised and have a willingness to develop and adapt to this service.

    The preferred applicant will have a relevant qualification (or be working towards this) and have lived and worked experience in AOD and/or mental health work. Start date to be determined.

    Hours of work will be mostly mornings, Monday-Friday, but some flexibility is required. Positions available in both women's and men's prison environments, so please indicate your preference.

    Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter. Application forms can be found on our website - - or enquiries to

    Please Quote Reference Number 75760

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

    I am a New Zealand citizen

    I have permanent residency status (and/or Australian citizenship)

    I have a family/partner visa and no restriction on working hours

    I have a temporary work visa (silver fern skilled migrant)

    I have a temporary work visa (graduate)

    I have a temporary work visa (holiday)

    I have the right to work restricted hours (eg. I have a student visa)

    I require sponsorship to work for a new employer (includes work-to-residence visa holders)

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

    Limited proficiency

    Professional working proficiency

    Native or Bilingual proficiency

    (Q3) Are you a registered health professional OR are you working towards a registration? (Please answer YES or NO)

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

    (Q5) Please list your relevant qualifications or personal experience which will be applicable in this role:

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