Part-time Counsellor | The Salvation Army

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Part-time Counsellor

Community Ministries, Tauranga
  • Unique role providing psychosocial support;
  • Working within a team to give holistic wrap around services;
  • Make a difference!

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.

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.

About us

Our Community Ministries centres around New Zealand provide individuals and families with social work, counselling, food, budgeting advice, life skills and parenting courses, and transitional housing.  We are a caring and compassionate team. 

Tauranga Community Ministries integrates our values into all points of our practice, aiming for clients to be able to live life to the full.   We are committed to providing quality, timely, and culturally sensitive services to support our clients.

About the role

The position involves working closely with clients who will come into the Salvation Army Centre in Tauranga.   On a daily basis the role involves:

  • Providing a warm, welcoming and safe environment that upholds the mana of our clients;
  • Establishing an appropriate professional relationship with all clients reflective of Community Ministries and Professional Code best practice and client values;
  • The ability to work effectively with crisis and post-crisis individuals, couples and families often presenting with high complex needs and issues related to family/domestic violence, trauma, abuse, grief & loss, care and protection, family conflict, and parenting;
  • Upholding the Treaty of Waitangi;
  • 10 hours onsite per week including casework on Mondays and Fridays and Meetings on Wednesdays.

You will be a part of a dynamic, fun and supportive team providing much needed wrap around services.  We pride ourselves on both our care of each other and of our community.

Person Specification

If the following describes you, then we would love to hear from you.  You have:

  • At least a level 7 counselling qualification;
  • Membership of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) or New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA) - required.
  • Advanced counselling skills and practice;
  • The ability to work sensitively and appropriately from a cultural perspective;
  • Knowledge of up to date counselling theories and techniques;
  • Research, communication and listening skills;
  • Skill in analysing and evaluating human behaviour;
  • An understanding of human development and relationships;
  • Knowledge of social and cultural issues;
  • The ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of self-care strategies;
  • The ability to work with computer programmes and can use office equipment;
  • Experience using client database programmes, efficient in entering client notes;
  • Commitment to the aims of The Salvation Army;
  • The ability to work within a team;
  • Time and desk management skills to prioritize multiple tasks and keep track of work in progress and meet deadlines;
  • Achieved satisfactory Police Vetting as per Vulnerable Childrens Act (VCA) 2014.


Please email for a full job description and application form.  Applications should also include a cover letter and CV outlining your relevant skills, experience and qualifications.

Closing date

Applications close by 4:00 pm on Friday, 14 May 2021.

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.