We are seeking a social worker, occupational therapist, nurse or counsellor to join our team as a Community Ministries Key Worker.
This is a permanent fulltime position for 37.5 per week
Every day people visit Newtown Worship and Community Centre seeking support. This includes homeless people in need of support of emergency or transitional housing, people experiencing difficulty having their voices heard and in need of advocacy (i.e. having to navigate our social and healthcare system, homelessness, refugees when no longer supported by other agencies, others who are vulnerable), people impacted by abuse, domestic violence, or neglect, in urgent need of support with food, clothing or furniture, people experiencing mental health and addiction challenges needing to talk to someone, social isolation, debt or other financial or social challenges.
The Newton Worship and Community Centre is privileged to host a Drop-in Centre, a place where in partnership with our guests, we provide a safe space of belonging and social connection during the day. In this space we are growing a culture of wellbeing and fortifying strengths-based relationships of respect and trust. We have identified the need to provide a more comprehensive service for our Drop-in Centre guests who need a voice, advocacy and case management as appropriate.
The reality and impact of intergenerational trauma as a result of colonisation in New Zealand, adverse childhood events (ACE’s) and other trauma, is evident in the stories our clients and guests share with us. Therefore, the person filling this position will understand and be committed to work in a trauma-informed environment way to support healing from trauma.
In this varied role characterised by a positive can-do approach, a person holding a professional qualification as a social worker, occupational therapist, nurse or counsellor will advocate and promote quality and social justice by:
This is a highly rewarding opportunity where you will work with a welcoming, committed and passionate team in seeking to fulfil the mission of The Salvation Army to care for people, transform lives and reform society through God in Christ by the Holy Spirit’s power.
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.
To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
P: 04 389 0594
Our application form can be downloaded and needs to be included as part of your application.
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.
Applications close by 5:00 pm on Sunday, 13 October 2019.