Social Worker | The Salvation Army

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Social Worker

Dunedin City Corps, Dunedin
  • Opportunity to work in a diverse environment
  • Work within the Model of Care framework and align practice with guiding policies and procedures cases
  • Be part of our community ministries team with  an engaged and energetic  Social Worker with exceptional practice depth
  • Assist, support and help  people to make significant change in their lives
  •  Live, work and thrive in the South island’s  premier university town

Hours: This is a full-time position (37.5 hrs) - preferred but negotiable

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

We run a very busy foodbank, and manage a variety of clients from all walks of life. On site we have a Transitional Housing team, Addiction services, as well as Church activities.

About the role

Key relationships will be with Government agencies, community groups  Corps officers and Community ministries team and Transitional Housing team.

Key tasks

  • Carry a caseload of clients with varying degrees of complexity
  • Act as an integral part of this close-knit team with in the wider Social Services landscape in Dunedin.
  • Work collaboratively with the Corps (Church), Community ministries, addiction service, government agencies and other social service providers
  • Support and empower clients in their journey

Person Specification

  • Must be a New Zealand Registered Social Worker (or working towards)
  • Proven staff management skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills, and able to effectively communicate written and orally
  • Competence in computer usage and familiar with data bases
  • Clean and full driving licence

For more information about this role please contact Fiona Arnold on 0220450403 or by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to:

Application form can be downloaded from: 

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 12 Noon on 03 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.