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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Clinician
Women’s journey from addiction to wellbeing. 

Relocation support offered
 

Odyssey House along with Pathway Trust are operating a women only residential alcohol and other drug treatment service. He Kete Oranga o te Mana Wahine is aimed at women involved in the criminal justice system seeking support and treatment.

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.  There is also an Aftercare aspect of this role, working alongside the wahine when they return to their families and communities. 


Our model, based on a therapeutic community, means that staff support recreation, medication and family activities as well as treatment plans.

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 month to support family visits.


You will need:
•    good organisational skills
•    ability to complete alcohol and other drug assessments preferred, or willingness to learn and complete studies in this area
•    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 Mental Health and/or Alcohol or Other Drug treatment
•    registered and qualified in an allied health profession (or working towards)


Applications will be processed as they are received.


Odyssey House is proud to be driving this exciting 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 or enquiries to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 
 

Meth Help Line
•    Nationwide Service coverage
•    Do you want to make a real difference in people’s lives?
•    20 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced alcohol and other drug practitioner to work on a nationwide telephone counselling service dedicated to supporting anyone concerned about their own or another person’s meth use.  The role includes telephone counselling, group facilitation (via Zoom) and case management as well as being responsible for the day to day functioning and promotion of the service.

 

The hours of the service require flexible working between 9:00am – 7:00pm Monday to Friday. 

 

The preferred applicant will hold a Health Professional Qualification, have experience in AOD and/or mental health work and be competent in completing administrative tasks that go with a busy and varied role.

 

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

Drug Treatment Programme Clinician
•    Do you want to make a real difference in men’s lives

•    Prison based role

•    Full time, 40 hours per week


We are looking for an experienced AOD practitioner to join our friendly team at the Drug Treatment Programme based at Christchurch Men’s Prison. This is a position to build upon the excellent work already being done in the programme. 


In this role, you will 
•    Delivering education and therapeutic groups.
•    Work individually with men to support their recovery within the prison
•    Support whanau of our clients.


To be successful in this role, you will
•    Have excellent organisational skills 
•    Ability to be a team player
•    Hold a health professional qualification and have experience in AOD and/or mental health work
•    Be Registered or on a pathway to registration


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

Applications will be processed as they are received.

 

Support Worker

•    Women’s journey from addiction to wellbeing. 
•    Be part of an innovative reintegration service.
•    20 hours per week

This is an opportunity to be part of an innovative and exciting new service. We have recently established a women’s reintegration service in Christchurch for wahine who have completed drug and alcohol treatment, and need a stepped approach into work and home.

We are looking for support workers for the 8 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 outdoor activities, co-ordinating group experiences, role modelling positive behaviours and responding to situations as they arise.


You will need:
•    Good organisational skills
•    Full clean driver’s licence
•    To be a team player working with clinicians and other support workers
•    Ability to build community networks and relationships
•    To have an understanding of the challenges that our residents face
•    Minimum of Level 4 qualification in a health and wellbeing or working towards


The roster rotates between 7am and 11pm seven days per week, so you will need to be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week within these times. 

We are proud to be driving this exciting new 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 to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

AOD Group Facilitator in 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. Support can be offered with relocation expenses if required.

 

Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter.  Application forms can be found on our website – www.odysseychch.org.nz – or enquiries to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

Team Leader
Adult Men’s Residential Service.

 

Full time
Will include weekends and on call on a roster


For over 35 years, Odyssey House Trust Christchurch has been working with adult men affected by drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and related issues. Our new custom-built residence in Burnside, accommodates up to 24 men at any one time, living in a therapeutic community.

 

We focus on the wellbeing of individuals, family and community. 

In this role, you will:
•    Take the lead in ensuring clients, staff and community are working together
•    Work closely with the staff to continually enhance the programme structure.
•    Develop timetables with the residents to keep the programme humming 24 x 7 days
•    Be innovative with new projects 
•    Role model behaviours based on our service pillars of trust and respect
•    Manage the operational paperwork that goes with a leadership role.

 

To be successful in this role, you will
•    Be a registered health professional 
•    Have experience working in a senior role in the addiction sector
•    Have excellent organisation skills, being able to respond to proactive and reactive requirements of the residents 
•    Show good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with residents, family/whanau, staff, and our community partners
•    Have the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team.

 

For more information about our Men’s residential service, and the wider organisation, please see our website, www.odysseychch.org.nz

 

This is an exciting time for this long serving service, combining a history of successfully delivering to men in our community while looking at evidence and research to bring innovation and connection to the service.


Odyssey invests in training and professional development for the team, as well as providing competitive salaries. Relocation support is available.


To apply, please email employment@odysseychch.org.nz


Closing Date is 25 June 2021