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Transitional Housing Lead Worker, Hutt City

Lower Hutt

Kia hiwa ra, kia hiwa ra.

  • Looking for a highly rewarding role as a key member of our parenting programme supporting families to make positive change?
  • Keen to contribute to the mission of the Salvation Army and work in a Christian based environment?

Nau mai, haere mai. 

About Us

Hutt City Corps exists to bring people into a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Community Ministries Team is committed to providing a professional service and care to our community.  Up to 8 families at a time come and live-in our transitional housing for up to 6 months while they focus on their family and work through the challenges they face.

About the role

We are looking for someone experienced in working with vulnerable families. This position involves facilitating a parenting class, providing mentoring and partnering with parents to achieve their goals and make changes.  This is a permanent part time position, 20 hours a week.    

About you

We would like to hear from you if you have many of the following attributes:

  • The ability to relate positively and communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Have experience working with parents in a group setting
  • Have counselling, coaching or mentoring skills
  • Have an understanding of the Salvation Army Community Ministries Model of Care and the New Zealand social work environment and context
  • Proficiency in client assessment and case management skills
  • Good verbal, written and computer skills
  • The ability to be self-motivated and work both independently and as part of the team
  • Willingness to be available occasionally for after hours emergency family support
  • Ability to contribute to the mission of the Salvation Army
  • Te Ope Whakaora / The Salvation Army acknowledges the principles of partnership, protection and participation inherent in the Treaty of Waitangi, and aims to work together with Mäori in its social service setting, accordingly you will have a good understanding of the Treaty principles.

Applicants must have NZ residency and hold a clean, full driving licence.  A Police check will be required as part of the application process.

Applications

Position description available from liz.wolstenholme@salvationarmy.org.nz

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and completed application form to liz.wolstenholme@salvationarmy.org.nz.  Application forms can be downloaded from:  http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/about-us/career-opportunities.

Applications close 12 noon on Wednesday 29 January 2020.