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

 

Careers at Odyssey House Christchruch
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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Social Worker

Manu Ka Rere
 

Are you passionate about youth?
Keen on outdoor activities?

We are looking for an engaging social worker to deliver one on one and group work for young people (13-24 years) with mild to moderate mental health issues, in person and online.

This is a permanent full time position. 

In this role, you will be:
•    Navigating a path to wellbeing for young people and their family.
•    Providing a mix of intervention and assessment models for youth
•    Supporting youth from the office and on adventure therapeutic activities
•    Supporting web based responses
•    Liaising with link agencies and collaboration with Specialist Youth Services and Primary Care 
•    Updating notes and ensuring plans are in place.


To be successful in this role, you will 
•    Be able to work until 6.30pm to cover after school appointment times. 
•    Have an interest in outdoor activities
•    Be a Registered Social Worker
•    Have experience in building rapport with young people
•    Organisation skills for managing an individual clinical workload
•    Cultural awareness 


Applications to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

Alcohol and Other Drug Clinician (Youth)
Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm


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 aged 13-18 years of age.

 

Odyssey House operates a Therapeutic Community method, so staff and clients work together collaboratively

 

In this dynamic role, you will 
•    work one on one with clients
•    ensure treatment and family plans are executed and evolving
•    develop and facilitate groups 
•    actively participate in the programme with the young people

 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you
•    Experience and passion for working with youth.
•    Qualifications and registration in an allied health field
•    Good communication and organisational skills
•    Ability to laugh and have fun with the young people
•    Deal with difficult situations with a calm and professional manner.


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

 

Support Worker with Lived Experience of Addiction
 

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

•    Do you have personal lived experience of Addiction?

•    Work between 16- 20 hours per week


For over 30 years, Odyssey House Trust Christchurch has been working with clients affected by drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and related issues. We focus on the wellbeing of individuals, family and community. 


We are looking for a Peer Support worker with lived experience of alcohol and other drug and/or mental health to work with clients in the community, in the criminal justice system and in prisons.  You will work within a supportive team to co-facilitate groups and meet with clients individually using your lived experience to support them through treatment.

 

The preferred applicant will have or be prepared to work towards Level 4 Mental Health and Addictions qualification and we will support this.

With an active training and mentoring programme, we have hours available throughout the week in normal business hours and sometimes an evening, from

16 -20 hours per week. 

If this sounds like you, please send us your CV or find out more about us at www.odysseychch.org.nz. If you have questions, or want to apply contact us on employment@odysseychch.org.nz.

 

Take Charge Clinician


Are you passionate about youth?
Full time or part time

Take Charge is a community youth mental health and employment support service. We provide support and guidance into work or study for young people 18-24 years who are experiencing challenges in their life. Our team engage with the young person to develop their employment direction and support them on the journey.

 

We are looking for a Mental Health Clinician to carry a caseload within the team. 

 

In this role, you will be:
•    Providing a mix of intervention models to youth
•    Navigating a path to wellbeing for young people and their family.
•    Liaising with link agencies and collaboration with Specialist Youth Services and Primary Care 
•    Facilitating groups with young people and parents as required
•    Preparing case notes 
•    Working 40 hours per week or part time in a job share situation

 

To be successful in this role, you will have
•    Experience as a registered health professional (Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Counsellor etc)
•    Good verbal and written communication skills 
•    Experience in building rapport with young people
•    Organisation skills for managing an individual clinical workload 
•    Cultural awareness for the diversity that this service brings.
•    Experience working in mental health is an advantage but not essential.
•    Evidence of Covid Vaccination


Applications to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

Wahine Residential Support

•    Women’s journey from addiction to wellbeing. 
•    Be part of an innovative residential service.
•    40 hours per week, may include a weekend shift as rostered

Odyssey House has been providing residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction for over 35 years in Canterbury. We operate a transitional housing service for wahine in recovery.  We are looking for team members to provide support to the 12 wahine living here.

In this role you will be tending to day to day activities such as preparing food, driving wahine to appointments, doing admin behind the scenes to keep the whare moving efficiently,  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) 


Odyssey House, Purupuru Whetu 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. 


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

 

Senior AOD Clinician

•    Be part of a small committed dynamic team

•    40 hours per week includes some evening group work (could be job share)


For over 35 years, Odyssey House Trust Christchurch has been working with clients affected by drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and related issues. We focus on the wellbeing of individuals, family and community. 

We are looking for an experienced Alcohol and Other Drug Practitioner to join our friendly team working predominantly in assessing clients in the criminal justice system. ADAS work in Canterbury prisons, at Community Probation sites, at the Justice Precinct and in the community. 
 

You will complete alcohol and drug assessments, provide case management and facilitate group interventions to clients.  You will need excellent organisational skills and the ability to be a team player.  You must be able to work an evening per week.
 

The preferred applicant will hold a health related registration, AOD qualifications and have experience in AOD and/or mental health work.
 

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

 

Lived Experience of Substance Use/Mental Health

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

•    Do you have personal lived experience of Alcohol/Drug/Mental Health issues

•    20 hours per week
 

For over 30 years, Odyssey House Trust Christchurch has been working with Tangata Whai Ora and Whanau affected by drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and related issues. We focus on the wellbeing of individuals, family/whanau and community. 
We are looking to enhance and grow our Peer Support team who work predominantly with clients in the criminal justice system.  You may work in the prison or community settings. 


You will work within a supportive team to co-facilitate groups, and walk alongside clients, using your lived experience to support them through treatment. You will be role modelling experience, strength and hope.


The preferred applicant will have completed or be working towards Level 4 Mental Health and Addictions qualifications.

If this sounds like you, please send us your CV or find out more about us at www.odysseychch.org.nz. If you have questions, or want to apply contact us on employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

Meth Help Team Co-ordinator
•    Do you want to make a real difference in people’s lives?
•    Co-ordinate a small committed and passionate team?
•    Nationwide coverage

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Alcohol and Other Drug Practitioner to oversee and co-ordinate a nationwide telephone counselling service dedicated to supporting anyone concerned about their own or another person’s meth use.  

 

This is a 40 hour per week role, between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday with an evening support group rostered weekly as well. 

In this role, you will be
•    Doing telephone/Zoom assessments and counselling
•    Facilitating groups
•    Liaising across Aotearoa to promote the service and identify supports for clients
•    Responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the clinicians working in the team

 

To be successful in the role, you will
•    Be a senior clinical health professional, with a registration in a health profession
•    Have experience in AOD 
•    Be confident working with administration, reporting and team co-ordination
•    Engage in activities and learnings across the wider Odyssey organisation

 

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

 
 

Manu Ka Rere Team Leader
 

Are you passionate about youth?
Looking to lead a team of dedicated Mental Health Clinicians?
Do you thrive in collaboration?


Manu Ka Rere is a community youth mental health service, and a collaboration between services across Canterbury to provide one on one support for young people (13-24 years) with mild to moderate mental health issues and alcohol/drug issues.

We are looking for a senior clinician to manage the team and carry a caseload. This will include managing referrals, reviewing our systems are followed, preparing reports and liaising between community and service stakeholders.

In this role, you will be:
•    Providing a mix of intervention models, to complete comprehensive assessment for youth
•    Navigating a path to wellbeing for young people and their family.
•    Liaising with link agencies and collaboration with Specialist Youth Services and Primary Care 
•    Facilitating groups with young people and parents as required
•    Preparing case notes and monthly reports for the team
•    Leading a team of clinicians


To be successful in this role, you will have
•    Significant experience as a registered health professional
•    Good verbal and written communication skills 
•    Strong team leadership skills
•    Experience in building rapport with young people
•    Organisation skills for managing an individual clinical workload and team co-ordination
•    Cultural awareness for the diversity that this service brings.


It is vital that you can relate well to young people. 

Applications to employment@odysseychch.org.nz For more information, phone Karen on 027 232 0353