Support Worker with Lived Experience
Please Quote Reference Number 76217
  • 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
  • 12 hours per week

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

    We are looking for a support worker with lived experience of alcohol and other drug and/or mental health to work with clients in the criminal justice system. You will work within a supportive team to co-facilitate groups and meet with clients individually using your lived experience to support them through treatment.

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

    You'll be required to work Monday afternoons and often one evening per week, with all other hours flexible.

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

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

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    I have a temporary work visa (holiday)

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    (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)

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