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Application Forms

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

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.

Volunteer information and sign up form can be found here.

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.


Service Coordinator (Permanent, full-time) Christchurch area (2 Roles) 

These are permanent, full time roles based within the Christchurch area.  These are Monday to Friday roles although some flexibility around the hours exists, subject to caseloads and manager approval. Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.

In the role of Service Coordinator, you will be responsible for recruiting, leading and supporting a team of dedicated support workers (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. 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)

These roles offer 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 F19-026
  • Completed and signed Application form.  The Position Description is here and the Application form can be found here

Closing date for applications:  9am, 4th June 2019.

To join our small, friendly team, send your Resume, Application form and Cover Letter (Ref F19-025) to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Service Coordinator (Permanent, full-time) Wellington area

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

In the role of Service Coordinator, you will be responsible for recruiting, leading and supporting a team of dedicated support workers (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. 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)

These roles offer 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 F19-027
  • Completed and signed Application form.  The Position Description is here and the Application form can be found here

Closing date for applications:  9am, 4th June 2019.

To join our small, friendly team, send your Resume, Application form and Cover Letter (Ref F19-025) to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Service Coordinator (Permanent, PART-time) Rodney

This is a permanent, part-time time role which covers the Whangaparaoa/Warkworth area. It will probably be based in Whangaparaoa but other options can be considered.  These are Monday to Friday roles although some flexibility around the hours exists, subject to caseloads and manager approval. Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.

In the role of Service Coordinator, you will be responsible for recruiting, leading and supporting a team of dedicated support workers (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. 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)

These roles offer 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 F19-028
  • Completed and signed Application form.  The Position Description is here and the Application form can be found here

Closing date for applications:  9am, 26th May 2019.

To join our small, friendly team, send your Resume, Application form and Cover Letter (Ref F19-025) to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


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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