Peer Support Specialist - Arohata Women's Prison, Drug Treatment Programme

CareNZ is a leader in the provision of services and interventions for people experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs, with a range of community and prison based services across New Zealand. 

Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the successful applicant will work with the AOD clinicians and aftercare worker within the wider team. You will provide intentional peer support to the wahine undertaking the Drug Treatment Programme at Arohata Women’s Prison.

To be successful in this role, you will;

  • Have  lived experience of recovery from alcohol and/ or other drug issues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of  Peer Support recovery/wellness approaches within AOD services
  • Have completed; or be studying towards a Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing.
  • Be computer literate
  • Have a good understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi  and Maori and Pasifika worldviews
  • Be a team player
  • Have a passion to support people and their whanau on their journey of recovery/ wellness
  • Have a professional approach to work with healthy boundaries

Please note a criminal conviction will not necessary prevent you from being successful in this role.

We offer a competitive salary, professional registration, professional development and a job that makes a difference to people's lives.

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact:
Michelle Macrae
[email protected] 


Appointments are subject to your convictions history being obtained and being acceptable to CareNZ. All applicants must have New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency and a full current New Zealand Driver's Licence to be eligible for this role.

Closes: Applications close: 5.00 pm, Monday 10 February 2020