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.


Odyssey House currently employs:

Alcohol and drug counselors,

nurses, Staff graduates, social workers,

administrator / finance managers,

kaumatua, woodwork tutors and

consumer advocates.


Please apply by sending your application

form, Police Vetting Form, CV and cover letter.

Contact Odyssey House
PO Box 34009


Careers at Odyssey House Christchruch

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

Police Form

Application Form

CYF Consent to Release Information

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


Alcohol and Other Drug Clinician
Screening Team

40 hours per week
Be at the hub of our sector

Christchurch Central Service is a local hub for all alcohol and drug services helping to improve access for individuals and agencies. This city centre service provides a collaboration of clinical service providers and a venue for community groups. 

Acting as a single point of entry for all alcohol and drug referrals in the Canterbury region, our Clinician’s screen and assess people, and provide support to concerned others.

We are looking for a clinician to join our friendly team. The role includes telephone and face to face screening and risk assessments. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the hub within the wider AOD Sector. 

The hours of the service are 8.30-5pm Monday-Friday. The rostered hours of the successful candidate will include one evening per week to support open support groups.

The preferred applicant will hold a Health Professional Qualification and have clinical experience in AOD and/or mental health work. 

Christchurch Central Services is managed by Odyssey House Christchurch, in collaboration with key partners within the AOD sector.

Induction & on the job training will be provided to the successful applicant. Relocation allowance is available for applicants wishing to relocate. We are a mandated Covid-19 vaccinated site. We also offer sick leave from the commencement of employment.

Enquiries and applications to


Key Worker
Youth Residential AOD Programme 
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6.30pm

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 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.

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.

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
•    Experience in an alcohol and drug treatment setting 
•    Good communication and organisational skills
•    Ability to work with youth at risk
•    Ability to deal with difficult situations with a calm and professional manner.

Enquiries and applications to