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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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 Nigel Loughton
PO Box 34009
Christchurch
nigel.l@odysseychch.org.nz
03 358 2690

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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Key Worker
Youth Residential Programme for Alcohol/Drug issues

Monday – Friday 8am – 4.30pm


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. You will key work up to 4 clients, ensuring treatment and family plans are executed and evolving.  You will have time for one on one work, as well as facilitating groups for all clients in residence at any time.


With your knowledge in drug/alcohol treatment, you will also facilitate groups outside of Odyssey for youth experiencing alcohol and drug issues.

Odyssey House operates a Therapeutic Community method, so staff and clients work together to ensure clients attend meetings, recreation events and day to day activities such as meal preparation.

 

The house operates 24/7 so some flexibility is required to support overnight and weekend staff, mainly by phone as rostered.

You will have
•    Experience in youth work and a passion for working with youth.
•    Qualifications and registration in a related field
•    Experience in an alcohol and drug treatment setting is preferable
•    Good communication and organisational skills
•    Ability to work with youth at risk
•    Ability to deal with difficult situations with a calm and professional manner.
 

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

 

Kaiwhakamahere E mahi /Cultural Practitioner 
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) to reveal their intrinsic mana. The programme offers clinical approaches underpinned by Māori and Pasifika concepts of health and wellbeing from a Therapeutic Community model.

We are looking for a Kaiwhakamahere E mahi /Cultural Practitioner to join our team at the Drug Treatment Programme at Christchurch Men’s Prison, and 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.

The Kaiwhakamahere E mahi /Cultural Practitioner within this service will guide and support cultural input into clinical decisions and will be a coach/mentor to 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 clinical judgement and strong clinical 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.

 

If you are passionate about working within a cultural framework and delivering AOD treatment which will seek to strengthen whole of self and whānau wellbeing, we invite your application.

 

Please note that to work in the Corrections environment applicants will be required to pass the Ministry of Justice clearance checks, as well as Police and Ministry of Social Development checks. Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation.

 

All applicants should include a CV, cover letter and complete the online application forms.  For all enquiries please contact Lenny Amia Kaihautu on 021 402 152 or email lenny.a@odysseychch.org.nz or Marion Tizzard on 021 205 3744

Closing date: Monday 10th February