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Employment Coach

Location: 
Christchurch

The Salvation Army Education & Employment (TSA E&E) is seeking an experienced Employment Coach to facilitate the education and training component of our employment programme.  This programme is funded by the Corrections Department and the Ministry of Social Development for clientele referred to TSA E&E by case managers.   

The Employment Coach will work with the TSA team and the clients identifying suitable training and education to enable a long term employment placement.  The role will involve assessment of prior learning/employment barriers, planning each client’s training programme and assessment of NZQA unit standards.

This position is anticipated to be 30 hours per week; however for the right applicant we are open to negotiating the hours. 

We are looking for a person who has the following attributes:

  • Training and facilitation experience
  • Knowledge of the training available within the Canterbury region
  • Experience  and knowledge of the local labour market and employers needs
  • Knowledge of the NQF Framework, with an Adult Education qualification
  • An understanding of the problems facing job seekers
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programmes for programme administration purposes
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work autonomously.

This position requires the person to have excellent communication and relationship-building skills to enhance the profile of TSA Education & Employment. The successful candidate will also be working with Salvation Army re-integration services as part of a joint venture.

A full clean driver’s licence and police vetting is required.   If you have the relevant qualifications and/or experience, please post or email an up-to-date CV and a cover letter by 5.00pm Thursday, 30 March 2017

The Salvation Army Education & Employment
PO Box 6015, Marian Square
Wellington 6141

or email to: Lynne_Johnston@nzf.salvationarmy.org


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.