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Unqualified teacher

The Salvation Army Early Childhood Education Centre, Newtown, Wellington

25 hours per week. 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5 hours per day Monday to Friday.

Monday staff meetings: 5.30–6.30pm.  

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

The Salvation Army Early Childhood Education Centres provide quality, Christian Early Childhood Care and Education and wrap-around whānau care services in the local community, within our community hub, at The Salvation Army, Newtown. Our core values are Awhi/ Aroha, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga and Wairua.     

About the role/job description

If you have a passion for working with young children then this role will be perfect as you will get to work alongside our qualified teachers to help provide our quality learning programmes in all areas of our service working with children from birth to 6 years.

Key tasks:

  • Daily Teaching
  • Teamwork
  • Administrative Support                           
  • Programme Planning                                                                                                                      
  • System compliance                                                                                                                         
  • Health and Safety
  • Parent Collaboration

This is an opportunity to be part of working within a community hub, making a difference for tamariki and whānau while gaining valuable skills in a strong teaching team.

Person Specification

  • Ability to relate to children (birth-5yrs) and adults with sensitivity, caring, and patience
  • Be aware and have experience of working with families and communities
  • Have well-developed team member and interpersonal skills
  • An enthusiastic approach to learning and working with the community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Sympathy to the aims of The Salvation Army


Our childcare is part of a collective agreement  by NZEI which can be viewed on their website at https://bit.ly/3IiwBeC and has some positive terms and conditions like Professional development allowance, We have a two-week shutdown at Christmas and 2 dedicated teacher-only days during the year for team building and professional development. We would love you to join our supportive team and work for our awesome and inclusive organisation.   

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Amy Falk by emailing ecec.wellington@salvationarmy.org.nz

Request our TSA ECEC Employment application which is required for your application and ECE Job Description - Unqualified Teacher 2022 for your further information.


To apply please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to: ecec.wellington@salvationarmy.org.nz

Staff declaration Application form can be downloaded from: https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/help-us/career-opportunities

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 Police Check and other child protection safety checks 

We will interview any suitable candidate as they lodge their interest/completed application and appoint accordingly.

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.