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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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 employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

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 employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

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 employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 
 

Community Support Wahine
 

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

This is an opportunity to be part of an innovative service which provides reintegration for wahine who have completed drug and alcohol treatment, and need a stepped approach into work, home and the community.

We are looking for community support workers for the 8 wahine living in residence at any time. In this role you will driving wahine to appointments, tending to day to day activities with the wahine 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 the team
•    Ability to build community networks and relationships
•    To have an understanding of the challenges that our wahine face
•    Minimum of Level 4 qualification in a health and wellbeing or working towards


The rostered hours are between 2pm – 10.30pm, Wednesday – Saturday with flexibility to attend staff meetings and training outside of these hours.  This is a maternity leave role for six months initially.
 

We 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 within the Support Worker Pay Equity framework, and the opportunity to be part of a larger organisation within the Christchurch NGO and Social Enterprise Sectors. 

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

Support Worker
Adult Men’s Residential Service.
Monday – Thursday 4pm -9pm

 

For over 30 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

The afternoon 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 community activities including meal preparation and recreation activities
•    Facilitate group work 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. 
•    Have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Other hours may be available on a casual basis.

Applications and enquiries to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

Mental Health Service
Are you passionate about youth?

Full time or part time

For over 35 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.

Take Charge is a community youth mental health and employment support service. It provides support and guidance into work or study for young people 18-24 years who are experiencing challenges in their life. The team engage with the young person to develop their employment direction and support them on the journey.

We are looking for a mental health clinician to carry a caseload within the team. 
In this role, you will be:
•    Providing a mix of intervention models to complete assessments for youth
•    Navigating a path to wellbeing for young people and their family.
•    Liaising with link agencies and collaboration with Specialist Youth Services and Primary Care 
•    Facilitating groups with young people and parents as required
•    Preparing case notes 
•    Working 40 hours per week or part time in a job share situation


To be successful in this role, you will have
•    Significant experience as a registered health professional (Social Work, Counsellor etc)
•    Be registered to a health registration body
•    Good verbal and written communication skills 
•    Experience in building rapport with young people
•    Organisation skills for managing an individual clinical workload 
•    Cultural awareness for the diversity that this service brings.
•    Experience working in mental health
•    Evidence of Covid Vaccination


Applications to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

Alcohol and Drug Clinician

24 - 40 hours per week

Want variety in your role?
Be part of the hub for Alcohol and Drug Support in Canterbury


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. 
 

We are looking for a clinician to join our friendly team based at Christchurch Central Service in Ferry Road.  This is an opportunity to be part of the hub within the wider AOD Sector, and get variety across the working week. Our team provides telephone and face to face screening and risk assessments. 
 

The hours of the service are 8.30-5pm Monday-Friday, and the rostered hours of the successful candidate will be within these hours, including 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. 


Please apply to employment@odysseychch.org.nz

 

Alcohol and Other Drug Clinician (Youth)
Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm


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.

 

Odyssey House operates a Therapeutic Community method, so staff and clients work together collaboratively

 

In this dynamic role, you will 
•    work one on one with clients
•    ensure treatment and family plans are executed and evolving
•    develop and facilitate groups 
•    actively participate in the programme with the young people

 

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
•    Good communication and organisational skills
•    Ability to laugh and have fun with the young people
•    Deal with difficult situations with a calm and professional manner.


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

Support Worker with Lived Experience of Addiction
 

•    Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?

•    Do you have personal lived experience of Addiction?

•    Work between 16- 20 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 Peer Support worker with lived experience of alcohol and other drug and/or mental health to work with clients in the community, in the criminal justice system and in prisons.  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.

With an active training and mentoring programme, we have hours available throughout the week in normal business hours and sometimes an evening, from

16 -20 hours per week. 

If this sounds like you, please send us your CV or find out more about us at www.odysseychch.org.nz. If you have questions, or want to apply contact us on employment@odysseychch.org.nz.