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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.

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Odyssey House is a large not for profit organisation with a diverse range of roles around Canterbury. We collaborate with other service providers in the sector.

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

Alcohol and Other Drug Clinician

· Flexibility around hours worked

· Be part of a committed dynamic team

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.


This is role works Monday – Friday, with one evening for group facilitation during the week required. If you are interested in a job share, working between 20-30 hours per week (including an evening) then please apply with your preferred hours.


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 All enquiries to

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Support Worker

Men’s Residential Service.

Saturday- Wednesday

For over 35 years, Odyssey House Christchurch has had a mission to improve the wellbeing of individuals, family and community affected by drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and related issues.


At our male residential service in Burnside, we are supporting men in their alcohol and drug treatment and recovery with a particular focus on community.


In this role, you will:

· Take part in community activities including meal preparation and recreation activities

· Facilitate groups as scheduled

· Work along side our residents in their day to day activities

· Manage administration processes for medications, handovers and resident requests


To be successful in this role, you will

· Be a qualified Support Worker or working towards a Level 4 qualification

· Experience working with clients in the mental health or addiction sector

· Have excellent organisation skills, being able to respond to proactive and reactive requirements of the residents

· Be competent with computers and databases

· Show good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with residents, family/whanau, colleagues, and other health providers.

· Full drivers licence required.

· Have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


Hours will be

Sat / Sun 8.30-5pm

Monday/Tues 12.30 – 9pm

Wed 11.30 – 8pm


To apply email

Senior AOD Practitioner, Rolleston Prison

•    Do you want to make a real difference?
•    AOD Treatment Programmes
•    Full time 40 hours per week

We are looking for a senior AOD practitioner to join our new service at Rolleston Prison. This is a position to build upon the excellent work already being done in the programme, and to take a step into a leadership position.


In this role, you will be
•    Delivering education and therapeutic groups.
•    Working individually with men to support their recovery within the prison
•    Supporting whanau of our clients.
•    Developing leadership skills, by working alongside the Team Leader when they are unavailable to prepare reports, facilitate meetings and liaise with stakeholders


To be successful in this role, you will
•    Be looking for the next step in a successful clinical career
•    Hold a health professional qualification and have experience in AOD and/or mental health work
•    Be Registered 
•    Have excellent organisational skills 
•    Be a team player

You will be part of a dedicated team working across prison sites, and a valued member of the wider Odyssey and Purapura Whetu whanau. We provide ongoing training opportunities, and relocation support is available.
Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter, or enquiries to

Applications will be processed as they are received.

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Anchor 1

Youth Clinician

Are you passionate about youth? 

Manu Ka Rere Collaborative 


We are looking for an engaging social worker (or similar professionally registered health professional)  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. You will be working within the Manu Ka Rere collaborative with a supportive team around you.  

In this role, you will be: 

  • Providing a mix of intervention models and assessments for youth 

  • Supporting youth online and in person 

  • Facilitating groups with young people. 

  • Working 10am - 6.30pm some days to capture as many clients after school as possible 

  • Navigating a path to wellbeing for young people and their family. 

  • 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 have 

  • A health professional registration 

  • Good verbal and written communication skills  

  • Good group facilitation skills. 

  • Experience in building rapport with young people 

  • Organisation skills for managing a clinical workload. 

  • Cultural awareness  


There is also the scope to include group work within the Youth Justice environment, so ideally you will have Alcohol and Other Drug skills and experience in this sector.  


It is vital that you can relate well to young people and want to support and be supported by a multi-disciplinary team. This is a permanent full-time position. 

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter, or enquiries to

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