Kaimahi Pāpori / Senior Social Worker | The Salvation Army

You are here

Kaimahi Pāpori / Senior Social Worker

The Salvation Army Community Ministries, Rotorua
  • Work as a valued member of our growing team providing holistic support 

  • Access to regular supervision, professional development, and peer support 

Hours: This is a full-time role, hours negotiable between 30 and 37.5 hours per week 

Salary Band: The likely salary for this role will fall between $70,000 to $82,000 

Mō te tūranga – About the role 

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Ope Whakaora ki Rotorua!  

We are looking for a qualified and registered social worker to promote social change, and work for the development, and empowerment of the whānau we support. You will deliver a connected, professional and impactful service to people, families, and communities in Rotorua, to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.  

Key tasks   

  • Provide social work interventions for whānau in the Rotorua area 

  • Actively maintain networks and work collaboratively with external social services, housing, health, and education providers 

  • Work within a team responding to the diverse needs of the community we are committed to serve, with a particular passion for engaging positively with whānau Māori 

  • Accurate case noting and record keeping  

  • Reflective practice for service delivery improvement 

  • Supporting the wider Community Ministries team in terms of best-practice, peer supervision and training. 

Person Specification  

  • Commitment to The Salvation Army’s mission and ongoing professional development 

  • Experienced social worker with family harm and intensive social work experience 

  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and work collaboratively with both internal and external agencies 

  • Thrives on challenges, organised and focused  

  • Good computer and IT skills  

  • Good verbal and written communicator  

  • Registered social worker with a recognised qualification 

  • Clean and full driver’s licence 

  • Be legally entitled to work in NZ 

Tā mātou mahi / About Rotorua Corps and Community Ministries 

We offer a wide range of services to the community including practical assistance, kai, social work support, financial mentoring, transitional housing, te reo Māori classes, chaplaincy, and a range of other supportive programmes and connections. Located on the same site, we have our Community Ministries team (social services), the Family Store (recycling used clothes and household items), and our corps/church-based programmes. 

Contact information 

For more information about this role please contact Capt. Hana Seddon on 027 277 3777 or by email hana.seddon@salvationarmy.org.nz 


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details), and completed Application form to: hana.seddon@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 a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable). 

Applications close by 12 noon on Tuesday 6th June, 2023.  


About The Salvation Army 

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 mission of The Salvation Army in Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society. 

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. 

We are committed to cultural diversity, and in Aotearoa New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership. 

The Salvation Army is dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.