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Social Worker (Part-time; fixed term)



  • Short term fixed contract
  • Opportunity to make a difference
  • Plenty of variety!

Gisborne Salvation Army seeks to care for people, transform lives and reform society through God in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are both a church and a Community Ministries provider including food bank, social work support and budgeting.

A short term fixed position 1 June – 22 December 2017 has become available in our service to cover a reduction in hours of an existing team member. The hours of work are Tuesdays 3 - 6pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 - 4pm and Fridays 9 - 1pm. Additional hours may be available to cover annual leave within the Community Ministries team.

This role will be perfect for a qualified Social Worker returning to the work force or someone who is interested in short-term paid employment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Social work support (both planned and emergency)
  • Taking part in the Whanau Focus programme (Tuesday evenings)
  • Food bank assessments, supplying parcels and keeping food bank stocked
  • Christmas Food/Toy Hampers

The successful applicant will be a well-presented professional who is:

  • A Social Worker with a NZ recognised qualification
  • Hold a clean and full NZ Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Supportive of the mission of The Salvation Army
  • Good self-care and professional boundaries
  • Honest, reliable and trustworthy
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to work within a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Able to stay on task

Please send a CV and cover letter to

Applications closes by 12.00pm on Friday, 26 May 2017.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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.