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Advertised Vacancies – All applicants for paid, advertised vacancies (e.g. non-volunteer roles) must complete an Application Form. It can be found here.

Volunteer information and sign up form can be found here.


Support Worker – Part-time (Counties Manukau)

Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma.

We are now seeking a part-time Support Worker for our Counties Manukau area working 30 hours a week including weekend work. This role will normally be based at Otahuhu Police Station but this may vary depending on operational needs.

If you can answer ‘Yes’ to the following questions, this may be your new opportunity:

  • Are you able to work across five days a week including weekend work?
  • Are you energetic with a passion for assisting people in your community?
  • Are you culturally sensitive and able to work with people from different ethnic groups?
  • Do you want to be part of the interagency approach to reducing family harm in Counties Manukau?
  • Can you build effective working relationships with key stakeholders, to help provide a quality service to victims and their families as a result of family harm?
  • Do you have experience in problem solving and delivering outstanding service to clients under pressure?
  • Do you have an understanding of working with victims and their families as a result of Family Violence?
  • Are you able to work autonomously and as part of a team, yet also work independently and self-manage?
  • You will be required to undergo pre-employment vetting by the NZ Police.
  • Applicants for this position must hold NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

As a Support Worker you will provide a front-line service through the ownership and management of support services to victims of crimes and trauma, also including Family Harm issues. You will be required to have excellent communication skills and be able to work as a member of a team.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a caring emotionally intelligent individual to make a real difference in your community.  You will be provided with additional training to enable you to be successful in this role.

The Position Description can be found here and the Application form can be found here.

To join our small, friendly team, send your Resume, Application form and Cover Letter (Ref F19-003) to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz.

Applications close 9:00am, Monday, 28 January 2019.


Service Coordinator – Full-time (Manawatu/Horowhenua)

This is a permanent, full time role based in Palmerston North and which covers the Manawatu/Horowhenua areas.  This is a Monday to Friday role although some flexibility around the hours exists subject to caseloads and manager approval. Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.

Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy to victims of serious crime and trauma.  Advocacy for the rights of victims will always be an essential part of our work with individuals, organisations and government.

In the role of Service Coordinator, you will be responsible for recruiting, leading and supporting a team of dedicated support workers (chiefly volunteers) who provide a 24/7 service to New Zealand Communities.  Your role will provide day to day direction of the support workers and oversee case management, This also includes applying a focused approach to case management and ensuring the right people, resources and relationships are in place. These roles may oversee paid support workers as required. Organising and facilitating ongoing training is a key component of the role.

To be successful in this role you will require excellent communications and interpersonal skills with a sensitivity to the needs of victims of crime and trauma.  We are also looking for people who can demonstrate sound judgement and an ability to problem solve.  It is essential that candidates have to ability to work independently or as part of a team.

As Service Coordinator you will be a self-managing person who has:

  • experience in the social service sector
  • an ability to think clearly and when needed to work under pressure
  • sound judgement and an ability to problem solve
  • proven relationship management ability with some supervision/coaching skills
  • demonstrated strong organisational skills
  • an outgoing personality and be able to network and build relationships
  • some knowledge and understanding of Family Violence and Sexual Violence (will be an advantage)
  • Training /facilitation skills and experience (will be an advantage)
  • computer competency – ability to learn a new data recording system (is essential)

You will be required to undergo pre-employment vetting by the NZ Police.

Applicants for this position must hold NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

This role offers the opportunity for an enthusiastic professional to make a real difference for New Zealanders.  You will play a role in continuing to build a collaborative, constructive and empathetic workplace culture; and lead through demonstrating our core ethos of humanity and care across communities, living our values and respect for the diverse NZ communities.

To be considered, applications must include:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter quoting reference no F19-001
  • Completed and signed Application form.

Download the Application form here. View the Position Description here.

Applications close 9am, Monday 28 January 2019.

TO APPLY: send CV, covering letter and application form to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Service Coordinator – Full-time (Tauranga)

This is a permanent, full time role based in Tauranga Police Station.  This is a Monday to Friday role although some flexibility around the hours exists subject to caseloads and manager approval. Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.

Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy to victims of serious crime and trauma.  Advocacy for the rights of victims will always be an essential part of our work with individuals, organisations and government.

In the role of Service Coordinator, you will be responsible for recruiting, leading and supporting a team of dedicated support workers (chiefly volunteers) who provide a 24/7 service to New Zealand Communities.  Your role will provide day to day direction of the support workers and oversee case management. This also includes applying a focused approach to case management and ensuring the right people, resources and relationships are in place. These roles may also oversee paid support workers as required.

To be successful in this role you will require excellent communications and interpersonal skills with a sensitivity to the needs of victims of crime and trauma.  We are also looking for people who can demonstrate sound judgement and an ability to problem solve.  It is essential that candidates have the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

As Service Coordinator you will be a self-managing person who has:

  • experience in the social service sector
  • an ability to think clearly and when needed to work under pressure
  • sound judgement and an ability to problem solve
  • proven relationship management ability with some supervision/coaching skills
  • demonstrated strong organisational skills
  • an outgoing personality and be able to network and build relationships
  • some knowledge and understanding of Family Violence and Sexual Violence (will be an advantage)
  • training skills and experience (will be an advantage)
  • computer competency – ability to learn a new data recording system (is essential)

You will be required to undergo pre-employment vetting by the NZ Police.

Applicants for this position must hold NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

This role offers the opportunity for an enthusiastic professional to make a real difference for New Zealanders.  You will play a role in continuing to build a collaborative, constructive and empathetic workplace culture; and lead through demonstrating our core ethos of humanity and care across communities, living our values and respect for the diverse NZ communities.

To be considered, applications must include:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter quoting reference no F19-002
  • Completed and signed Application form 

Download the Application form here. View the Position Description here.

TO APPLY: send CV, covering letter and application form  to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz

Applications close 9am, Monday 28 January 2019.


Accounts Officer – Full-time (Wellington)

Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma. Based in the National Office, our professional Corporate Services team is looking for an Accounts Officer to make a difference.

The successful applicant will be responsible for timely and accurate payments, regular reconciliations, and contributing to a sparkling audit report.   This is an accounts position with “extras” – As part of our team, you will participate in a range of finance and administrative activities.

Your exceptional organisational skills will be an asset in this role, which sometimes includes three payment runs a week.  With some systems/process enhancements in the pipeline, you will be a flexible self-starter with:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • At least two years’ experience in Accounts Payable using computerised AP systems
  • Reconciliations expertise
  • Broader finance experience including Accounts Receivable would be advantageous
  • Analytical skills and an eye for detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Excel
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Experience in applying organisation policies
  • Impeccable ethical standards.

While a regular pattern of work is needed, there is some flexibility.

Please note that:

  • You will be required to undergo pre-employment vetting by the NZ Police.
  • Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications will not be considered unless they include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter (citing reference F19-005)
  • Completed and signed application form.

Position Descriptions are available HERE and Application forms can be downloaded here

TO APPLY: send CV, covering letter and application form  to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz

Applications close 9am, Monday 4th February 2019


Contact Service Worker – Full-time (Wellington)

Our 24/7 Contact Service provides a nationwide provides a pathway for victims of crime and trauma to access our professional services.

Are you flexible and motivated by the opportunity to work with victims of crime and trauma? Working in the Contact Service is a job like no other. Our 24/7 environment provides a pathway for victims of crime and trauma to access our professional services. You will be based in Police National Headquarters and work a rotating roster. The team receive more than 9,000 calls a month with no two days the same!

Victim Support Contact Service provides a nationwide 24-hour response service to victims of crime and trauma.

As a member of this team you will have the following:

  • Excellent phone manner and communication skills
  • Good team player with exceptional people skills
  • Computer literate and proficient with databases, excel and word
  • Ability to work accurately and independently
  • Competent at making decisions and prioritising competing tasks and demands.
  • Empathy and understanding of the impact of crime and trauma on victims
  • Capacity to extract critical information sensitively in referrals with high emotional content
  • Commitment to high standards of safe practice and confidentiality

Supportive team and colleagues with position-specific training provided. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo skills testing during the selection process.

You will be required to undergo pre-employment vetting by NZ Police.

Applications must include:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter quoting reference no F19-004
  • Completed and signed Application form.  The Position Description is here and the Application form can be found here.

Applications received until 9 am, Monday 4th February 2019.


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.

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

If you are interested in becoming an approved registered counsellor for Victim Support, please read the Victim Assistance Scheme (VAS) Counsellor Information.

If you would like to apply, please download and complete these three forms: the Counsellor Application form, the VAS Counsellor Referee Form, and the Police Vetting form.

Please send to the address on the application form.

No closing date

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