Team Leader Transitional Housing | The Salvation Army

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Team Leader Transitional Housing

  • Enjoy plenty of variety, no two days are the same!
  • Support individuals and families in urgent need of housing
  • Play a pivotal role in helping to grow the service whilst making a difference

Mō te kaupapa – About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  They work in over 130 countries, coordinated by International Headquarters in London, and are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 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 provides supportive housing for people in need of shelter. People walk through their doors who have been living in cars, on the street, in overcrowded situations or have been released from prison or escaping domestic violence. They currently have centres across the country and people remain in their transitional houses with an average stay of approximately 14 weeks.

In Hamilton, they currently have 37 homes and are about to open a brand new complex, with a further 8 units, next week.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

As the Team Leader, you will lead, manage and care for a small team of social work and housing professionals, and oversee day to day operations of the centre. A key focus will be ensuring that the housing services of the centre are operating in a consistent and safe manner, and supporting centre staff and volunteers to ensure present and future strategies are in place.

A key opportunity in this role is establishing and fostering relationships with internal/external partners that enhance communication, understanding and collaborative outcomes so that people can secure suitable long-term sustainable homes. Therefore, the ability to build positive relationships and work collaboratively as a team and with other stakeholders is critical.

With The Salvation Army, you will get the chance to make a real and positive impact in the lives of many people in Hamilton. With skills, planning and purposeful action, you will lead the team to support people to find a home and neighbourhood in which they will build the future of Aotearoa. This is an exciting opportunity to join a hard-working team with a commitment to supporting whānau, and to work with a long-standing social service provider partnering with the community to tackle homelessness in Hamilton.

This role is based in Hamilton and reports to the Regional Services Manager Supportive Housing South Auckland.

He kōrero mōu – About you

  • A background in the social services / mental health / addictions sector
  • Preferably a social work qualification or equivalent
  • Previous management and people leadership experience
  • Strong cultural competency, with the ability to work from a bicultural perspective
  • The ability to understand and relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds with sensitivity, care and patience
  • A high level of empathy and personal integrity
  • Very highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationship building and networking capabilities at all levels
  • A commitment to the mission and values of The Salvation Army

Applications close: 5.00pm Wednesday 5 October 2022
Applications to: Kirsty McLaren via
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P: 04 499 1069

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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.