Clinical Team Leader/Assistant Manager, Tauranga

Community Ministries, Tauranga

  • Are you passionate about providing holistic care in a diverse community?
  • Can you lead a team which is nimble enough to facilitate wrap around support tailored to each individual?
  • Can you help staff and clients to identify steps towards achieving their goals?

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.

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.

About the Community Ministries

Our Community Ministries centres around New Zealand provide individuals and families with social work, counselling, emergency welfare, financial mentoring, life skills and parenting courses, and transitional housing. We are a caring and compassionate team.

Tauranga Community Ministries integrates our values into all points of our practice, aiming for clients to be able to live life to the full. We are committed to providing quality, timely, and culturally sensitive services to support our clients.

About the role

We are seeking a Team leader role to complement our management team.

This is an opportunity to help guide and develop a first-class service as we further develop our model of care and support that we offer to clients and their whanau/families.

You will be leading a team of dedicated caseworkers working with clients who are wanting to make a positive change to their lives.

The Clinical Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that the Mission of Tauranga Corps, Community Ministries is fulfilled by leading staff in a way that increases individual and team capacity to provide effective care to individuals and/or their families who access its services and/or programmes and to provide oversight of best practice case work within the Community Ministries team.

This exciting leadership role involves overseeing the provision of comprehensive assessments, case management, group work, one-to-one supportive interventions, and liaison with other community organisations to provide the best care possible.

You will be part of a wider team working collaboratively, reporting to, and assisting the Manager.

If you have a commitment to supporting people and have many of the following attributes, we would like to hear from you:

  • A current professional qualification and registration in Social Work or Counselling and Supervision (essential)
  • Experienced in managing a team of staff
  • Experienced in group facilitation and issue resolution
  • The ability to work within a team environment
  • The ability to work from a bicultural perspective
  • Clinical experience in casework within a social service setting
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures


For more information on how to apply please contact: Deb Nash at

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). Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date

Applications close by 4:00pm on Wednesday, 4 August 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.