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Kaiwhakatere / CM Transitional Housing Navigator

Invercargill Corps, Invercargill
  • Case management role
  • Supporting people within Transitional Housing
  • Make a Difference!

Hours 37.5 hours permanent position

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 3,000 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

Transitional Housing 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.

Key tasks

  • Build rapport and professional relationships
  • Mentor, encourage, and journey with people to achieve improved wellbeing outcomes
  • Provide referrals for wrap around services internally and externally
  • Be solution and strength based focused

The Salvation Army is committed to career development, work-life balance, and giving back to the community. This is a great opportunity to jump on board with an organisation that is committed to help those most vulnerable in our community.

Person Specification

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (min L5 in Social Services or similar required)
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills. A high level of personal integrity.
  • Proactive (high level of initiative), problem-solving attitude.
  • Proven interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Experienced and skilled at working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exhibit competency in computer usage.
  • Clean full driver’s license

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Cathy Strong by email cathy.strong@salvationarmy.org.nz


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed Application form to: cathy.strong@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.

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 17th February 2023.

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.