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Transitional Housing Social Worker

Napier Corps, Napier
  • Join us in working to strengthen our community;
  • Work with a wide variety of people, from many different backgrounds;
  • Make a difference in the lives of the people we work with.

This is a part time role of 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

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 Napier Corps

Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.  Psalm 36:9 inspires us to be a fountain of life to our community, a light that shines in the darkness.

About the role

The Transitional Housing Social Worker assists the Corps in fulfilling its mission by relationally working with clients accessing Corps Emergency and Transitional Accommodation, supporting them in their journey to a stable personal, family and financial position and working with them towards overall well-being, including physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Key tasks

  • Deliver Transitional Housing Programme;
  • Child Protection;
  • Mission Support to Community Ministries;
  • Advocacy and referring to other agencies as needed.

This is an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives by working with them from a strength-based perspective to transition to a stable living environment. 

Person Specification

  • A strong understanding of, and a heart for, social justice issues;
  • Client focussed with a high level of empathy, personal integrity and relationship building skills;
  • The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;
  • Hold a NZ-recognised Social Work qualification and be fully registered.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Stephen Wallis on 06 844 4941 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

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 29 January 2021.

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.