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The Salvation Army Supportive Accommodation – Papakura Transitional Housing Team, Papakura, Auckland

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

The Salvation Army Supportive Accommodation team is committed to providing a professional service and care to our community. We require a fully qualified & Registered Social Worker with the relevant experience to work with singles/families in Transitional Housing. This is a full-time permanent role working Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00 pm working in the Papakura area. Some on call duties are part of this role.

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

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:

  • Experience working as a qualified and registered social worker OR working towards;
  • An understanding of TSA’s model of care relating to the client’s overall wellbeing;
  • 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;
  • Have done on call duties or equivalent to.

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.

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to markly.flores@salvationarmy.org.nz  by 7:00 pm on Friday, 17 December 2021. Please include in the email subject line, your name and the role for which you are applying.

This is a permanent position.

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.