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



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

Police Form

Application Form

CYF Consent to Release Information

Support Worker
Adult Men’s Residential Service

Saturday 8.30am – 5pm 

The weekend position supports 20 adult male residents in their alcohol and drug treatment and recovery with a particular focus on community.

In this role, you will:
•    Take part in weekend community activities including  family day and house outings.
•    Facilitating group work  as scheduled
•    Working along side our residents supporting our Therapeutic Community structure.

To be successful in this role, you will
•    Be a qualified Support Worker or working towards a 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 
•    Show good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with residents, family/whanau, colleagues, and other health providers. 
•    Have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Other hours may be available on a casual basis.

Please apply by sending an application form, CV and covering letter to Enquiries to


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


Support Worker with 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 or other Drug issues/Mental Health

•    12 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 support worker with lived experience of alcohol and other drug and/or mental health to work with clients in the criminal justice system. 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.

You’ll be required to work Monday afternoons and often one evening per week, with all other hours flexible.

If this sounds like you, please send us your CV. If you have questions, or want to apply contact us on


Sixty Five Alive Nurse

Full Time Position (30 plus hours per week)

•    The next area for health innovation? Older Persons Health
•    Do you have a keen eye for opportunity and a passion for service development?

For over 30 years, Odyssey House Christchurch has had a mission to improve the wellbeing of individuals, family and community affected by addiction, mental health and related issues.

65 Alive is unique service, offered through Odyssey House, providing individual and group work for older people. With a specialist understanding of substance related concerns, services include consultation and liaison for local providers to the older person.
We are looking for a qualified nurse with a knowledge base and interest in addiction and mental health.

As a dedicated older person’s AOD specialist nurse, you will 
•    Become a point of contact regarding older people with AOD issues
•    Consult liaison role with other services
•    Coordinate access to AOD assessment and interventions/support 
•    Be innovative in scoping and developing recommendations regarding meeting this demand in realistic ways 
•    Develop expertise in this specialty area including managing cognitive, physical, mental health and social aspects of care, with potential for higher vocational or academic training related to this area of work.

To be successful in this role, you will
•    Be a Registered Nurse with training in AOD and preferably either Older Person Health and/or general adult mental health.
•    Facilitation and group work skills
•    Strong organisational and administration ability (accuracy, flexibility and efficiency are important).
•    See opportunities to make a difference and respond to changing and growing needs.
•    Quickly form positive relationships with older people and family members.
•    Be able to work across organisations, teams and disciplines.

This is a service we are looking to develop. The successful candidate will be able to hold a case load and work with the Operations Manager in scoping existing and new areas.

If this sounds of interest to you, please email a CV to


Drug Treatment Programme Clinician

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

•    Inside and outside the wire

•    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

Applications will be processed as they are received.


Odyssey House Trust Christchurch provides therapeutic support and education to clients with drug and alcohol addictions.


98-100 Greers Rd


Christchurch 8053

New Zealand

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