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Emergency Housing Social Worker – 3 years fixed term


An exciting opportunity has arisen within The Whakatane Salvation Army Community Ministries team who are committed to providing a professional service and care to those in our community. We require a Registered Social Worker preferably with at least two years social work experience to work with families in Emergency Housing.

This exciting role involves working with families providing comprehensive assessments, case management, and one to one supportive interventions. This is a 3-year fixed term contract working 35 hours per week.

If you have a commitment to supporting families and have the following attributes we would like to hear from you:

  • The ability to relate positively and communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent standard of computer literacy skills
  • The ability to be self-motivated and work both independently and part of the team.
  • Have an understanding of TSA model of care relating to the client’s overall well-being.
  • Proficiency in needs assessment and case management skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Able to work from a bicultural perspective
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Empathy with the values and mission of The Salvation Army

To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency. This role includes working with vulnerable people, children & youth. A Police check will be required as part of the application process.

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to by 8.00am on Friday, 28 July 2017.

Application form can be downloaded from:

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider.  It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus.  The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.