Practitioner - Residential and Aftercare
Christchurch
Please Quote Reference Number 76676
  • Women's journey from addiction to wellbeing
  • Relocation support offered
  • Play a vital role with Odyssey House

  • Odyssey House along with Pathway Trust are operating a women's residential alcohol and other drug treatment service. He Kete Oranga o te Mana Wahine is aimed at women involved in the criminal justice system seeking support and treatment.

    We are looking for a practitioner to support clients within the programme, both as a facilitator of groups and a key worker for individual clients. There is also an Aftercare aspect of this role, working alongside the wahine when they return to their families and communities.

    Our model, based on a therapeutic community, means that staff support recreation, medication and family activities as well as treatment plans.

    You will be working in a rural residential setting, 20 mins south of Christchurch city so reliable transport is a must.

    Hours are rostered in advance, between 24- 40 hours per week.

    You will need:
    • good organisational skills
    • ability to complete alcohol and other drug assessments preferred, or willingness to learn and complete studies in this area
    • be a strong communicator both one on one and in groups.
    • to be a team player working with clinicians and support workers
    • have experience in Mental Health and/or Alcohol or Other Drug treatment
    • registered and qualified in an allied health profession (or working towards)
    Applications will be processed as they are received. This is a programme for women, but we welcome applications from any gender to support the development of the service and residents.

    Odyssey House is proud to be driving this exciting programme, and welcome a team who are passionate about making a difference and striving for successful outcomes.

    Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter or enquiries to employment@odysseychch.org.nz
    Please Quote Reference Number 76676

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