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Housing Social Worker

South Auckland Transitional Housing

Full Time - Permanent 40 hours per week, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

About The Salvation Army

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.

About the Department/Operation/Programme

The Salvation Army Supportive Accommodation team is committed to providing professional service and care to our community by supporting clients to secure long-term accommodation. This exciting role involves working with individuals and families providing comprehensive assessments, case management, and one-to-one supportive interventions.

About the role/job description

Technical / Professional Qualifications


  • A strong understanding of, and a heart for, social justice issues.
  • Hold a clean full drivers’ license.
  • Hold an NZ-recognised Social Work qualification.
  • Full registration as an NZ Social Worker.



  • Previous Social Work/Welfare and/or social service provision experience.
  • Experience in/understanding of care and protection social work and the dynamics of family violence and mental health.
  • Proven interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Experienced and skilled at working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Exhibit competency in computer usage.
  • Experience in doing On Call work

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • A focus on the needs of clients.
  • Relationship-building skills.
  • A high level of empathy.
  • A high level of personal integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive (high level of initiative), problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to work well within a team and/or alone using appropriate management consultation.
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development.
  • Applicant must be a New Zealand Resident or New Zealand Citizen

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Janelle Emberson-Muir by email janelle.emberson@salvationarmy.org.nz


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to: Janelle.emberson@salvationarmy.org.nz

Application form can be downloaded from: https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/help-us/career-opportunities

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or New Zealand Citizen.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Closing date

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 30 September 2022.

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.