Transitional Housing Team Leader | The Salvation Army

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Transitional Housing Team Leader

Dunedin City Corps, Dunedin
  • Deliver a transitional housing service to Dunedin
  • Make a significant change in peoples lives
  • Opportunity to lead a diverse and energetic team of Social Workers

Full-time position, 37.5 hours per week

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 Dunedin City Corps

We manage ten houses, fifteen apartments, and twelve motels. There are four Social Workers, one Case Worker and two Tenancy Coordinators, some full and some part-time.

About the role

Key relationships will be with Territorial and Divisional Housing Managers, Government Agencies, Corps Officers and the Community Ministries team and the Transitional Housing team.

Key tasks include the following:

  • Provide social work interventions to clients ready to make changes
  • Deliver and lead a professional effective service to all clients, families, and communities
  • Mission support to Community Ministries
  • Child protection
  • Health and safety
  • Person specifications:
  • New Zealand Registered Social Worker
  • Proven staff management skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills, and able to effectively communicate written and orally
  • Competence in computer usage and familiar with data bases
  • Clean and full driver's licence

Essential: When applying for a role with The Salvation Army you will be asked to disclose your vaccination status and provide proof.

For more information about this role please contact David McEwen on 027 309 9710 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 at12pm on Wednesday, 26 January 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.