Caseworker | The Salvation Army

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Transitional Housing, Palmerston North

The Salvation Army Supportive Accommodation team is committed to providing a professional service and care to our community.

We require a Caseworker with experience to work with singles/families in Transitional Housing. This is a full-time role of 40 hours per week, working with a social work and case work team.

This exciting role involves working with individuals and families providing comprehensive assessments, case management, and one-to-one supportive interventions, and tenancy management.

If you have a commitment to supporting people into permanent housing solutions and have many of the following attributes we would like to hear from you:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have social work and tenancy management experience, have or are in their final year of a Social Work degree. SWRB registered or who fulfils criteria to proceed to full registration.
  • Experience working in the social service sector.
  • An understanding of TSA model of care relating to the client’s overall well-being.
  • Proficiency in needs assessment and case management skills.
  • Proficiency in advocating for clients with housing, financial or welfare related needs.
  • 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.
  • Able to work from both a bicultural and multicultural perspective.
  • Empathy with the values and mission of The Salvation Army.
  • A full drivers licence.

To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. 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

Applications close by noon on Wednesday 8th February 2023.


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.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.