Reference nr. 3190 : The Salvation Army
Community Ministries Social Supermarket key worker

Whangarei Community Ministries (CM) operates from our Whangarei Corps and Community Centre; Assessing, Advocating, Connecting and Engaging with our community towards healthy and sustainable lives. 
We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join a passionate team to deliver an empathetic, effective service. A vital part of a team that offers service to community members experiencing food insecurity and poverty. We are looking for someone who is able to do up to 20 hours a week.

The Food support worker is responsible for;
  • supporting where needed in the foodbank, either delivering or picking up food
  • Cleaning and stacking shelves
  • preparing kai parcels
  • work efficiently in a team.

On the job training with NZQA accredited training available after qualifying period if volunteers want to do so. Training will be tailored to suit each volunteer.

Specific requirements
  • Ability to understand and relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds with sensitivity, care, and patience.
  • Understanding of, respect for, and ability to work with The Salvation Army's mission, principles, and Christian ethos
  • Self-awareness
  • Works well within a team, great working relationships with staff, service users, peers.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Including good telephony skills and manner.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and to solve problems with tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • The ability and confidence to de-escalate clients that may be stressed or aggressive
  • Initiative tempered with care and foresight.
  • Good organisational skills. The ideal person will prioritise their commitments, using time efficiently and effectively
  • Thorough attention to detail, especially in client records, data collection and designated reporting tasks.
  • Computer literate, experienced working with client database systems.
  • A proactive solution focused approach to problem solving. A practical approach and ability to identify creative solutions.

2 volunteers needed


✔ Police check
✔ Reference provided after some time