CAREERS

We require staff 7 days per week, 24 hours per day, and include permanent, part time, full time and casual staff.

If you are interested in working with our residents, please contact us with your CV and preferred working times

and days plus a completed application form.

EMPLOYEES

Odyssey House currently employs:

Alcohol and drug counselors,

nurses, Staff graduates, social workers,

administrator / finance managers,

kaumatua, woodwork tutors and

consumer advocates.

CURRENT VACANCIES
FOR MORE INFO

Please apply by sending your application

form, Police Vetting Form, CV and cover letter.

Contact Odyssey House
PO Box 34009
Christchurch
employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

For all applications you need to complete an application form and Police Vetting form.

Police Form

Application Form


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Youth Worker 
Saturday Shift

 

Odyssey House Christchurch provides treatment and services for those experiencing issues with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and related issues. 

Our Youth Residential Programme supports youth who are living with us for 3-4 months receiving schooling, treatment and recreation activities. You will work with another staff member to engage in recreation activities, family work and weekend education which is scheduled by the clinicians. There are meals to prepare and activities to attend, so you have to be prepared to pitch in and engage positively and to the programme schedule.


You will have
•    Experience in youth work or relevant experience in alcohol & drug treatment, or studying towards a qualification 
•    Good communication and organisational skills
•    Ability to work with youth at risk
•    Ability to deal with difficult situations with a calm and professional manner.
•    Ability to commit to a weekly Saturday shift (8.30am – 3.30pm). Other shifts may be available to support the 24 x 7 roster.


Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter to employment@odysseychch.org.nz. Enquiries to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

Clinician
Women’s journey from addiction to wellbeing. 

 

Be part of an innovative new residential service.


Odyssey House and Pathway Trust are operating a women only residential alcohol and other drug treatment service. He Kete Oranga Mana Wahine is aimed at women involved in the criminal justice system. 
We are looking for a clinician to support clients within the programme, both as a facilitator or groups and a key worker for individual clients. As it is a residence, based on a therapeutic community model, staff support recreation, medication and family activities as well.


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, 40 hours per week and will span Monday – Friday on two alternating shifts either starting at 7.30am  or mid afternoon until 10pm. There is also one Saturday per fortnight to support family visits.


You will need:
•    good organisational skills
•    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 Alcohol or Other Drug treatment
•    registered and qualified in an allied health profession (or working towards)


The current contract funding is only in place until June 2020 so this is currently a fixed term position until then, but we are confident that the results from the service have been successful and further funding will be secured prior to then.


Applications will be processed as they are received.


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


We offer competitive rates of pay, and the opportunity to be part of larger organisations within the Christchurch NGO and Social Enterprise Sectors.  


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

 

Cultural Practitioner / Kaiwhakamahere E mahi
Drug Treatment Program (DTP) Christchurch Men’s Corrections Facility 


Do you want to be part of a Team dedicated to supporting Kaimahi and tangata whai ora into recovery and increasing mana?


Odyssey House Christchurch has been providing drug and alcohol treatment programmes for over 30 years across many settings. The Drug Treatment Programme at Christchurch Men’s Prison, seeks to address alcohol and drug harm by supporting tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness). The programme offers a mix of clinical approaches underpinned by Māori and Pasifika concepts of health and wellbeing from a Therapeutic Community model.


As part of our team at the Drug Treatment Programme, you will  build upon the excellent work already being done in the programme. Your role will include supporting cultural program aspects, assessments and delivery of individual and group interventions for tāngata whai ora.


You will provide cultural input to guide and support tāngata whai ora and other team members. 


You will have:
•    A high level of understanding of tikanga Māori and its importance within this setting
•    A relevant degree-level health qualification in alcohol and other drugs (AOD), social work or mental health or be willing to work towards this
•    Skills in group delivery and individual interventions
•    Skills in delivering AOD services from a Māori and Pasifika framework
•    Excellent professional judgement and strong boundaries
•    Report writing skills and computer proficiency
•    An understanding of working in a Corrections environment.


We can offer you:
•    A competitive salary and benefits
•    Relocation assistance
•    Learning and professional development opportunities
•    Varied work that supports the community
•    A dynamic and supportive team environment, working with people who are passionate about what they do
•    A healthy workplace, which is smoke free.


All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online application forms.  Email employment@odysseychch.org.nz 
 

 
 

Community Integration Worker – 20 hours.
Men’s Residential
Odyssey House Trust Christchurch

 

Skills development, Employment specialist, Housing connector

Can you find solutions in challenging situations?

Do you want to make a difference?


Working with a passionate team, this role is all about supporting Odyssey’s male residents by establishing connections in the wider community to better support integration.


The service primarily works with male criminal justice clients in a longer term residential alcohol and other drug programme. 

To be successful in the role, you’ll need
•    Experience of the housing and employment sector, with an understanding of the IPS model an advantage.
•    An adaptable approach to working with a diverse client group
•    Practical and creative problem solving skills
•    Ability to facilitate groups and work one on one with clients
•    A professional approach to working with community connections.


Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter to employment@odysseychch.org.nz
 

Outreach - Adult Male Drug and Alcohol Residence
32 hours

 

An exciting opportunity to support tangata whai ora in their recovery. If you are passionate in your work and enjoying working as part of a community this could be what you are looking for. Outreach is a key role in our residential service , working in the house, with our whanau, building positive community relationships. Outreach support is pivotal in our residents journey.


As part of our residential team, you will build upon the proud history of Odyssey in Canterbury, and evolve Outreach services to ensure they meet clients needs in the current world. This role is 32 hours per week, with the flexibility to support evening groups and meetings (1-2 evenings per week).


As the Outreach Support Worker, you will be:
•    Managing all clients who are beginning their transition into the community
•    Walking alongside clients, attending appointments and linking with other agencies.
•    Having one on one and family meetings to ensure transition hurdles are being overcome
•    Facilitating groups for current residents at the point of transitioning , as well as clients in outreach 
•    Dynamic and  implement creative ways to connect with clients to best support them in navigating their way in community 
•    Responsible for the orientation and running of our integration house , where residents transition from residential into community 


To be successful, you will have:
•    A Level 4 health qualification preferably in alcohol and other drugs (AOD), social work or mental health or be willing to work towards this
•    Skills in group delivery and individual interventions
•    Skills in delivering services for all ages and cultures
•    Excellent professional judgement and strong boundaries
•    Excellent time management skills to juggle multiple tasks
•    Ability to take initiative, be flexible and think out the box 
•    A high level of understanding of tikanga Māori and its importance within this setting

 


All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online application forms.  Email employment@odysseychch.org.nz 

 

Support Worker, Prison Based
Alcohol and Other Drug Support

 

•    Be part of innovative services

•    Personal lived experience of alcohol or other drug difficulties

•    20 hour position per week 


Do you want to be part of an innovative programmes being delivered at Christchurch Women’s Prison and Christchurch Men’s prison? We seek to tackle addiction through support authentically grounded in lived experience.

Addiction isolates and disconnects people; breaking the positive natural cycles of their true potential. This is true for all, irrespective of race, ethnicity or culture. By re-discovering our identity and re-connecting to our roots, place of belonging / or indeed Pepeha, Marae and Whānau - holistic growth and wellness follow.

We invite exceptional and motivated applicants to join us. You will be passionate about working within a cultural framework that brings about whole of self and whanau well being.  You will co-facilitate groups to clients in the prison, and work on an individual basis with clients and their whanau.

You will be a team player, well organised and have a willingness to develop and adapt to this service.  

The preferred applicant will have a relevant qualification (or be working  towards this) and have lived and worked experience in AOD and/or mental health work.   Start date to be determined.  


Hours of work will be mostly mornings, Monday-Friday, but some flexibility is required. Positions available in both women’s and men’s prison environments, so please indicate your preference.


Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

AOD Group Facilitator
Christchurch Women’s prison


•    Do you want to make a real difference in women’s lives?

•    Be part of an innovative new service and team

•    40-hour position 


Do you want to be part of an innovative programme working with women at Christchurch Women’s Prison? This programme seeks to tackle addiction through support authentically grounded in the belief that what works for Māori works for all. 


Addiction isolates and disconnects people; breaking the positive natural cycles of their true potential. This is true for all, irrespective of race, ethnicity or culture. By re discovering our identity and re-connecting to our roots, place of belonging / or indeed Pepeha, Marae and Whānau - holistic growth and wellness follow.


We are seeking individuals who are passionate about working within a cultural framework that  brings about a whole of self and whanau well being.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Alcohol and other Drug practitioner to work as part of a collaborative treatment programme with Odyssey House and Christchurch City Mission.  You will deliver group facilitation to clients in the Christchurch Women’s Prison and work on an individual basis with clients and their whanau. The programme takes a holistic approach and incorporates other areas of wellness such as health and wellbeing, exercise and art. Experience in these areas would be an asset.  

The preferred applicant will hold a health professional qualification and have experience in AOD and/or mental health work and have a strong cultural skill base.   Start date to be determined.  Support can be offered with relocation expenses if required.


Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 
 

Youth Worker 
Youth Day Programme


Odyssey House Christchurch provides treatment and services for those experiencing issues with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and related issues. 

Our Youth Day Programme supports youth who are participating in schooling here on site at Odyssey. You will work with youth one on one and as a small group, to attend meetings, recreation events, classroom style learning and family work. There are meals to prepare and meetings to attend, so you have to be prepared to pitch in.


You will have:
•    Experience in youth work or relevant experience in alcohol & drug treatment, or studying towards a qualification 
•    Good communication and organisational skills
•    Enthusiasm for working with youth at risk
•    Ability to lead recreation events
•    Experience with difficult situations and a calm and professional approach to these.


Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter. to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 
ABOUT US

Odyssey House Trust Christchurch provides therapeutic support and education to clients with drug and alcohol addictions.

ADDRESS

98-100 Greers Rd

Burnside

Christchurch 8053

New Zealand

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