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Social Worker

Transitional Housing, Palmerston North

The Salvation Army (TSA) Supportive Accommodation team is committed to providing a professional service and care to our community.

We require a Social Worker with experience to work with singles/families in Transitional Housing. This is a part-time role of 30 hours per week.

This exciting role involves working with individuals and families providing comprehensive assessments, case management, and one-to-one supportive interventions.

If you have a commitment to supporting people into permanent housing solutions and have many of the following attributes, we would like to hear from you:

  • A fully qualified social worker registered with the Social Work Registration Board;
  • Experience working in the social worker field of practice;
  • An understanding of TSA model of care relating to the client’s overall well-being;
  • Proficiency in needs assessment and case management skills;
  • Proficiency in advocating for clients with housing, financial or welfare related needs;
  • The ability to relate positively and communicate effectively with a wide range of people;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent standard of computer literacy skills;
  • The ability to be self-motivated and work both independently and as part of the team;
  • Able to work from both a bicultural and multicultural perspective.
  • Empathy with the values and mission of The Salvation Army;
  • A full drivers’ licence.

To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. This role includes working with vulnerable people, children & youth. A Police check will be required as part of the application process.

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to

Application forms can be downloaded from:

Closing date

Applications close by 5 pm on Wednesday, 30 September 2020.