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Kaimahi Whakaora/Wellbeing Worker

Rotorua Community Ministries
  • Enjoy plenty of variety, no two days are the same!
  • Work as a valued member of a team giving holistic wraparound services
  • Support people in need of kai and other practical assistance and support

Permanent part-time 25 hours per week (10:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday to Friday)

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 Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

Te Kaupapa - Purpose of the position

To provide wellbeing services in support of the local operation of the Community Ministries of the Salvation Army.

  • Working with individuals and whānau/family to overcome hardship
  • Alleviating the impact of poverty through the provision of tangible items

Mō te tūranga – About the role

The Kaimahi Whakaora / Wellbeing Worker is responsible for working within The Salvation Army’s Model of Care to support people in need of practical support, including food, furniture and clothing. You’ll deliver a professional, empathetic and effective service to people, whānau/families and communities, connecting them with Salvation Army programmes as well as other external services, to meet individual and whānau needs.

A key opportunity in this role is establishing and fostering relationships with internal/external partners so that people can have their practical needs met.  Therefore, the ability to build positive relationships and work collaboratively as a team and with other stakeholders is critical.

We are committed to protecting and enabling the rights, interests, and aspirations of whānau Māori in alignment with Te Tiriti o Waitangi and creating relationships that will support us to do that well.

With The Salvation Army you will get the chance to make a real and positive impact in the lives of many people in Rotorua.

He kōrero mōu – About you

To undertake this important mahi, you will have the following:

  • Ability to understand and relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds with sensitivity, care, and patience.
  • Understanding of, respect for, and ability to work with The Salvation Army's mission, principles, and Christian ethos
  • Works well within a team, great working relationships with staff, service users, peers.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and to solve problems with tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • Initiative tempered with care and foresight.
  • Good organisational skills. The ideal person will prioritise their commitments, using time efficiently and effectively
  • Thorough attention to detail, especially in client records, data collection and designated reporting tasks.
  • Computer literate, experience working with client database systems.


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to Tania Hore, Centre Manager, tania.hore@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).

Closing date

Applications close by 5:00 pm on Friday, 14 October 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 Aotearoa 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.