Community Support
Tai Tapu, Christchurch
Please Quote Reference Number 83430
  • Women's journey from addiction to wellbeing.
  • Be part of an innovative reintegration service.
  • Weekend Shifts

  • Odyssey House has been providing residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction for over 35 years in Canterbury. We operate a women only residential service, aimed at women involved in the criminal justice system. We are looking for support workers to provide support to the 12 wahine living in residence at any time.

    In this role you will driving residents to appointments, tending to day to day activities with the residents such as preparing food and participating in recreation activities, co-ordinating group experiences, role modelling positive behaviours and responding to situations as they arise.

    There is an evidence-based model that we operate to. This keeps everyone safe and our wahine on a journey to wellbeing, so you will need to work within a structure and understand boundaries.

    You will need:
    • good organisational skills
    • to be a team player working with clinicians and other support workers
    • Level 4 qualification in a health and wellbeing fields, or be willing to work towards this (Odyssey actively encourages and supports training)
    This is a weekend role and will need to be available for 8 hour shifts between 7.30am and 10pm on Saturday and Sunday each week.

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

    We offer competitive rates of pay, a rural location allowance for working south west of the city, and the opportunity to be part of a larger organisation within the Christchurch NGO and Social Enterprise Sectors.

    Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter to
    Please Quote Reference Number 83430

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