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21 Apr 2017

Full-Time Social Worker – Housing

The Salvation Army –  Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified practitioner to join the social work staff of the Community Ministries Team.
•Are you experienced in assessing situations?
•Are you able to develop plans and to respond to identified needs?
•Are you able to guide individuals/families to achieve positive outcomes?

Our Community Ministries centres around New Zealand provide individuals and families with food parcels, budgeting advice, life skills and parenting courses, social work, youth development, and transitional housing.

Our aim is to give a helping hand so communities are not dependent on government assistance and can gain a greater level of control over their life.

We also work alongside the wider range of Salvation Army social services including addictions (as well as problem gambling), employment training and church groups.

About the role

Our Social Work Team is committed to providing a professional service and care to our community. We require a Registered Social Worker with social work experience to work with families in Emergency Housing.

This exciting role involves working with families providing comprehensive assessments, case management, and one to one supportive interventions. This is a permanent, full-time position 37.5 hours per week.

Person specifications

If you have a commitment to supporting families and have many of the following attributes we would like to hear from you:
•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
•Have an understanding of TSA model of care relating to the client’s overall well-being
•Proficiency in needs assessment and case management skills
•The ability to work within a team environment
•The ability to work from a bicultural perspective
•Be a fully qualified driver
•The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
•Empathy with the values and mission of The Salvation Army

To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency. This role includes working with vulnerable people, children and youth. A Police Check will be required as part of the application process.

How to Apply


To request for an application form and/or Job Description, please email: [email protected]

To apply please upload a covering letter, current CV and completed application form and send them to Kayleigh Owens, Office Administrator at [email protected]

Phone: 04 384 5649

Applications close Friday, 28 April 2017 at 12pm.

Application form can be downloaded from our website.

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 appointee should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

Job Categories: Community Services. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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