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Support Worker

We now have an opportunity for a can-do individual to join our energetic and friendly team as a part time Support Worker to work 16 rostered hours a week (including the probability of one weekend day) at our Family Centre residential facility located on a six acre park-like site in New Windsor (West Auckland).

Please note that while this role will primarily be based in our Family Centre it may also involve work within our Adult services environment which is on the same site. Please note that the days of work for this role can be negotiated.

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • Previous practical experience working in the addictions or mental health field
  • A level 4 Certificate in a Health or related field (or are working towards this qualification)
  • A willingness to embrace the Therapeutic Community (TC) method of treatment
  • A sense of humour
  • A flexible 'can do' approach
  • A full NZ driver’s license

Odyssey can provide you with:

  • A competitive salary in line with pay equity requirements
  • Paid meal breaks
  • A safe supportive work-space
  • An autonomous work environment within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Professional development opportunities

If you are practical, results driven, can problem solve and can relate well to people and can use a combination of life skills and work-related experience then this could be the role for you.

More about us:

Odyssey has supported thousands of New Zealanders whose lives are affected by alcohol, drug or other addiction challenges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau.

To apply, please send us your CV and a cover letter, and complete the additional information questionnaire online. For all enquiries, please contact Trina Tauvela on 021 578262.

Closing date: 8th April 2022

Please note that this role must be performed by a fully vaccinated worker. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is required before the successful candidate can comment employment in the role. Police and Ministry of Social Development clearance checks are also required.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We particularly encourage applications from Māori and Pasifika candidates.