Transitional Housing Social Worker | The Salvation Army

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Transitional Housing Social Worker

Manukau Community Ministries
  • Work in a proactive, solutions focused team, making a real difference in the lives of whānau needing to transition into long term sustainable housing.
  • Professional development and study provision
  • Supportive fun team environment
  • Vehicle provided
  • New or recent graduates considered
  • Social Work registration fees covered
  • Willingness to adjust hours to meet applicants needs

Full time, Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5.00pm (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 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.

About the Department/Operation/Programme

Join a team of five professionals, all working collaboratively to support the best outcomes for whānau coming into transitional housing.  As a registered social worker, you will report directly to the team leader and work alongside two housing navigators and two tenancy managers. 

Key tasks

  • Work intensively with whānau living in Transitional Housing by providing social work interventions that prepare them to successfully transition into long term sustainable housing.
  • Work collaboratively to address complex social needs of whānau in Transitional Housing.
  • Networking with community groups, and state sector agencies to open pathways to long term sustainable housing.
  • Child protection
  • Understand, respect, and uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Record keeping and reporting.
  • Respond to clients in a crisis.
  • Support the wider mission of The Salvation Army and Manukau Community Ministries.

Person Specification

  • Experience working as a qualified and registered Social Worker
  • Strong connection and empathy to The Salvation Army mission and values
  • Proficiency in needs assessment and case management skills
  • Passionate about advocating for whanau in Transitional Housing
  • 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 part of the team
  • Someone able to work from both a bicultural and multicultural perspective
  • Collaborative work practice to ensure best outcomes for whanau
  • Flexible with a good sense of humour

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Sue TH team Leader on 09 262 2332 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 Thursday, 29 September 2022.

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.