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Children's and Families Worker


About the Kapiti Corps

The Kapiti Corps is situated in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast. The area is set for continued exponential growth over the next few years, especially with the completion of transmission gully. The corps was established in the late 70s and some of its founding members are still in attendance. Our corps has a flourishing playgroup and we want to encourage the families to find a place to belong and contribute both throughout the week and on Sunday. 

About the role

The Children’s and Families Worker supports the mission of the Kapiti Corps by encouraging the belonging and contribution of already connected and new families and children into the corps family.

Key Tasks include:

  • Discipleship - To develop and provide leadership for Ministry to children (including Sunday);
  • Pastoral Care – connect with established and new families;
  • Administration;
  • Outreach - coordinate family fun events throughout the year;
  • Mission Support;
  • Health & Safety.

This role includes the opportunity to give back to the community, and has great work-life balance.

Our current Children and Families Worker has temporarily reduced her hours so this is a wonderful opportunity to work collaboratively, build a team and continue to make a difference through this ministry.

This is a fixed term role for 10 hours per week ending 31 December 2020.

Person Specification

The ideal person is/has:

  • Fully supportive of the Mission of The Salvation Army – a senior soldier of the Kapiti Corps is preferred but not essential;
  • Passionate about working with children;
  • Committed to a growing personal faith;
  • A self-motivator and displays good initiative;
  • Able to maintain good working relationships;
  • Able to learn and take instruction;
  • Reliable, honest and trustworthy;
  • Has good level of written and verbal communication skills;
  • Has good time management skills;
  • Able to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, sensitivity to ethnic, cultural and social issues;
  • Able to communicate effectively with both children and adults both outside and with the Corps;
  • A Current clean full driver’s license;
  • Open to flexible working hours and days;
  • Able to lead a team.


For more information about this role please contact or to apply please send your cover letter and CV to the email address above.

Applications close by 12 noon on Tuesday 7th July 2020.