Alcohol and Drug Clinician

  • The Salvation Army
  • Salenesa Road, Apia, Samoa
  • May 09, 2019
Full time Community Services & Development Health Care & Medical

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

We have an opportunity for an Alcohol and Drug Clinician to join our team based in Apia. We are a Church and Social Services provider and our Mission is ‘Caring for People, Transforming Lives and Reforming Society through God’s power.’

The purpose of this position is for the provision of casework for clients including Screening, Assessment, Counselling, Group Work and Community/Village interface by working within the framework of The Salvation Army Samoa Programme Model of Treatment and the implementation of The Salvation Army Samoa Programme Policies and Procedures


  • Diploma, Degree in Addiction & Drug Studies or Relevant Field
  • Commitment to continuing professional development relevant to Alcohol and Drug studies
  • Relevant experience in, working with people with addictions, individually, in groups and with their significant others
  • Ability to relate to people with addictions with sensitivity, caring, and patience
  • Cultural awareness and commitment to Fa’asamoa best practice:

-              Gagana (Language)

-              Tautua (Service)

-              Fa’atamali’i (Absolute Integrity)

-              Fa’amaoni (Honesty)

-              Va Fealoai (Sacred, Safe Respectful Space)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to write adequate records and reports
  • Computer literate
  • Tact, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Commitment to quality improvement processes
  • Works well as a team member. Good working relationships with staff and referral agencies
  • Self organising: good organising and administration skills
  • Understanding of, respect for, and ability to work with The Salvation Army’s mission, principles, and Christian ethos
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Innovative, Responsible and Flexible
  • Sense of humour
  • Full or Provisional Registration with DAPAANZ or other professional body


Remuneration will be based on experience and qualifications.


A position description is available on application.  Please deliver your CV/Resume to our office at Salenesa Road, Moto’otua (next to Enosa Health clinic) or email to before 24 May.

Job Functions

Social Worker


Community Services & Development