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Our vacancies


We currently have vacancies for:

Support Worker – Full-time (40hrs/week) – Palmerston North

Victim Support Manawatu is seeking a professional social service
support worker to provide crisis response to victims of crime and
To be successful, you will need to have:

  • excellent interpersonal skill
  • a relevant qualification
  • be able to relate to a diverse group of people
  • the ability think under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • excellent computer skills
  • have flexibility and be able to work within the wider Manawatu region
  • be able to work outside normal day time hours and some weekends
  • a full driving license and access to own transport

Click here to download the position description


Download the application form here

Applications extended to: Friday 28th April 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Family Harm (violence) Support Worker –
Full-time (40hrs/week) – Christchurch
two (20 hour) positions may be considered

We are seeking a full time (or two 20-hour positions may be considered), Family Harm Support Worker/s working over five days a week including some weekend work.
If you can answer yes to the following questions this may be your new opportunity:

  • Are you energetic with a passion for assisting people in your community?
  • Do you want to be part of the inter-agency approach to reducing family harm in Canterbury?
  • Can you build effective working relationships with key stakeholders, to enable you to provide a quality service to victims and their families as a result of family harm?
  • Do you have experience in problem solving and delivering an outstanding service to clients under pressure?
  • Do you have an understanding of working with victims and their families as a result of Family Harm (including Family Violence)?
  • Are you able to work autonomously and as part of a team?

Click here to download the full position description


Download the application form here

Applications close Sunday, 23rd April 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers Wanted – Victim Support Auckland district

Are you passionate about helping people and making a different in their lives? If so, we would like to invite you to join our volunteer support worker team.

Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma and we are now recruiting new volunteers for frontline work and court support. To be part of the team, you’ll have the following qualities:

  • Sensitive to victim’s needs
  • Maturity, patience and commitment
  • Good verbal and written English language skills
  • Good computer skills and internet access
  • Full driver’s license and access to own vehicle
  • Able to commit to roster duty

We will provide comprehensive initial training and different specialist training alongside with regular supervision.

The next initial training intake will be mid May 2017

For further information please contact 09 268 5807 or 0800 865 868 or visit our volunteer page here

Volunteers Wanted – Court Companion – Auckland, Manukau and Waitakere courts

 Your role will be to advise and support victims prior to and during the court processes.

Opportunities at Auckland, Manukau and Waitakere courts. Comprehensive training will be given.

Our mission is that “Victims of crime and trauma are in control of restoring their lives”

The aim of Victim Support is exactly that, we will look at all ways that we can to support a victim, this may include advocacy, just listening, Court support, financial aid, prepare victim impact statements for court. Our purpose is to help the victim regain control and to rebuild their lives.

Empathy, good communication, non-judgmental attitude, confidentiality, computer literate and access to a computer, full driving license, Police check, efficient in submitting case notes on time via computer, reliable, and able to attend initial training program and ongoing training meetings. Criminal background check is required.

Training includes: Victim Support Induction Training Programme which is held over two weekends, followed by specialist training for court companion volunteers which is held over two weekdays. Ongoing monthly workshop training is provided as is supervision and debriefing.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form here

Victim Support Approved Registered Counsellor

Victim Support works in partnership with approved registered counsellors for some crimes.

Counsellors, psychotherapists, and other health professionals who wish to be considered for the role of a Victim Support approved registered counsellor must meet the following criteria:

  • relevant qualifications to level 5 / 6 (diploma) or above (degree level) on the NZQA framework
  • at least three years experience in trauma and / or grief counselling or specialised training in trauma / grief counselling for homicide / crime work
  • at least two years experience in grief counselling, anxiety or depression work for natural disaster situations
  • professional accreditation, if available or applicable
  • meeting professional standards in their own practice by receiving regular clinical supervision from a qualified supervisor.

If you are interested in becoming an approved registered counsellor for Victim Support, please download & complete the application form

No closing date