Mobile Family Whanau Worker | The Salvation Army

You are here

Mobile Family Whanau Worker


The Salvation Army Bridge Programme – Wellington, currently has a vacancy for a suitably qualified and experienced Mobile Family Whānau Worker with our programme located in Newtown, Wellington.

This role is a mobile role travelling to cover 5 DHB’s - Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley, Mid Central, Wairarapa and Wanganui regions, supporting family and whānau of clients experiencing substance use harm who are on, or have recently completed our residential programme. The ideal applicant will be professional, comfortable with the home-visiting context with families, whānau and or individuals. This role requires excellent rapport building skills, creativity, comfort with independent work and time management skills.

If you are ready for a new opportunity to demonstrate your professional skills and initiative in a small, positive and committed team, and you're passionate about working with family and whanau you will also need:

  • Previous experience working in the mental health and addiction sector (preferred), but if you are experienced working with family and whānau in other contexts we would like to hear from you;
  • A Professional Registration (DAPAANZ or equivalent);
  • Full clean NZ driver's licence;
  • The ability to see potential in people;
  • The ability to thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment;
  • Strong professional boundaries;
  • The ability to use IT systems confidently.

What's in it for you:

  • Extensive in-house training;
  • Safe and supportive work environment where employees are valued;
  • Opportunity to become part of a dynamic and passionate team;
  • A company that is committed to supporting professional development;
  • Join a great team of people who care about supporting and making a difference in the community;
  • You'll be rewarded by helping people to reach their goals - in return we'll also help you to reach yours.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo police vetting.  Applicants will need to be comfortable working within the philosophy and values of the programme as an expression of the Christian Social Service mission of The Salvation Army.  Applications close 5:00pm Friday 17th July 2020. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For a Job Description and Application Pack contact:

The Salvation Army Bridge Programme,

219 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington

PO Box 7004, Newtown, Wellington

Ph: (04) 389 6566

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society. The successful appointee should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army