Housing Support Worker | The Salvation Army

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Housing Support Worker

Transitional Housing, Hamilton

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday – Hours to suit – some on call duties required.

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. A programme we are offering is a transitional housing facility in Hamilton. This service provides transitional accommodation to all different client groups.

We require a Housing Support Worker to join our current Housing support team, to help continue this vital work.  This role will operate alongside our Social Worker team to provide property related support.  

The role includes:

  • Property Management functions including inducting occupants into accommodation, conducting inspections, etc
  • Oversight and assistance with the movement of clients into and out of the emergency houses
  • Support with House Finding
  • Basic Property Maintenance
  • Maintaining responsibility for keys and property access
  • Ensuring houses are clean, including some light cleaning and household duties
  • Help to provide a well maintained and welcoming environment for clients.
  • Working with Social Workers to provide support for our clients
  • Managing debt recovery
  • Managing breaches of occupancy

If you have the following attributes, we would like to hear from you:

  • Experience as a Housing Support Worker or equivalent to
  • The ability to be self-motivated and work both independently and part of the team
  • Hands-on practical person who takes the initiative required to get a job done
  • Ability to work from a bicultural perspective, and with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Empathy with the values and mission of The Salvation Army
  • Experience in dealing with conflict resolution
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent time management

Essential: For the safety and wellbeing of our current staff, The Salvation Army requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated.

To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency. A Police check will be required as part of the application process.  Please note this role operates on a roster

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV, Covid Record, and completed application form to martin.barratt@salvationarmy.org.nz by 6:00 pm on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

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

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.