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Support Worker

Epsom Lodge
  • Make a positive difference for people who have experienced homelessness.  

  • Be a part of a cohesive multidisciplinary team. 

  • Work for quality employer, leading in the sector. 

Hours: This is for a casual position. 

Salary Band: The likely hourly rate for this role will fall between $27.00 to $28.00. 

About the role 

We are seeking friendly and approachable people to help keep the lodge running efficiently and effectively. Support workers keep our house running, supporting our whaiora in their day-to-day needs. Support workers must be willing to work within Te Ao Māori competencies. This casual role will be largely a mixture of weekend and evening work. 

Key tasks  

  • Client support, including advocacy with external agencies and transport to appointments. 

  • Administering medications. 

  • Writing case notes. 

  • Daily living tasks and housekeeping support. 

  • Administration and office support. 

Person Specification 

  • Mental Health/Addictions/Social Service Certificate Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • NZ Full Driver’s License. 

  • Good written and oral communication skills, including ability to write adequate records and reports. 

  • Good computer skills. 

  • Maintains professional standards. 

  • Works well as a team member. Good working relationships with staff and consumers. 

  • Displays good understanding cultural awareness and practice. 

  • Understanding of, respect for, and ability to work with The Salvation Army’s mission, principles, and Christian ethos. 

About Epsom Lodge Supportive Accommodation 

Epsom Lodge is an 84-bed supportive accommodation residential facility in Auckland for men and women. Our residents have housing needs, often (but not always) accompanied by addiction, mental health and relationship issues. We provide 12+ weeks emergency accommodation, support and after care to assist in finding suitable long-term accommodation and begin the journey of addressing other life goals. 

Contact information 

For more information about this role please contact Lance Crosby on 022 012 9085 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). 

Applications close by 12 noon on Sunday 11th June 2023. 


About The Salvation Army 

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 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. 

We are committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership. 

The Salvation Army is dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.