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Peer Support Worker

This exciting role includes: · Making a difference in clients lives who struggle with addictions.

About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865. We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005. The Army has over 3000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer. The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is: Caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

Key tasks: Co-facilitating groups; Appropriate, empathic and supportive relationships are developed with tangata whaiora using the service based on shared experience of addiction; Understand how peer boundaries work when using mutuality and lived experience knowledge.

Specifications: The successful applicant will have a lived experience of addiction and is at least 2 years post treatment, including abstinence from past problematic substance use. They will be committed to upholding the values and mission of The Salvation Army. The Peer Support Worker will have a willingness to work from a bicultural perspective and have an awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi. They will have the ability to work alone and as part of a team. The role requires computer literacy, the ability to be self-organised, and above all else the ability to relate to people with sensitivity, caring, patience, and tact. The successful applicant must understand the importance of boundaries and confidentiality. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, with an ability to keep adequate records.

Qualifiations: Level 4 Health and Wellbeing Certificate and/or training in Intentional Peer Support. ·

Contact information For more information about this role please contact Belinda Edwards on 03 3384436.

To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) to: Belinda.edwards@salvationarmy.org.nz

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Closing date: Applications close by 12 noon on Friday 18th March.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.