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Our vacancies

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We currently have vacancies for:


Service Coordinator – Full-time – Dunedin

As Service coordinator you will be a self-managing professional who has:

  • experience in the social service sector
  • an ability to think clearly under pressure
  • sound judgement and an ability to problem solve
  • excellent relationship management ability – supervision/coaching skills
  • strong organisational skills
  • a willingness to regularly travel to support team and build relationships
  • knowledge and understanding of Family Violence and Sexual Violence (will be an advantage)
  • training skills and experience (will be an advantage)
  • computer competency and ability to learn a new data recording system are essential.

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Download the application form here

Applications close: Wednesday, 26th July 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Service Coordinator – Full-time – Tauranga

As Service coordinator you will be a self-managing professional who has:

  • experience in the social service sector
  • an ability to think clearly under pressure
  • sound judgement and an ability to problem solve
  • excellent relationship management ability – supervision/coaching skills
  • strong organisational skills
  • a willingness to regularly travel to support team and build relationships
  • knowledge and understanding of Family Violence and Sexual Violence (will be an advantage)
  • training skills and experience (will be an advantage)
  • computer competency and ability to learn a new data recording system are essential.

Click here to download the position description

and

Download the application form here

Applications close: Monday, 7th August 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Family Harm Support Worker – Full-time – Counties Manukau

We are now seeking a full time Family Harm Support Worker for our Counties Manukau area 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 able to work over five days a week including some weekend work?
  • Are you energetic with a passion for assisting people in your community?
  • Are you cultural 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 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?

As a Family Harm Support Worker you will provide a front line service through the ownership and management of support services specifically to all victims of Family Harm and/or other crimes and trauma. 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.

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and

Download the application form here

Applications close: Friday, 4th August 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Paid Support Worker – Full-time – Palmerston North/Manawatu

Do you want a career which makes a tangible difference to people’s well-being when they are often at their lowest ebb?
Then read on;
Victim Support Manawatu is seeking a professional social service support worker to provide crisis response and follow up support to victims of crime and trauma.
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
  • good computer skills
  • have flexibility and be able to work within the wider Manawatu District
  • be able to work outside normal day time hours and some weekend
  • a full driving license and access to own transport.

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Download the application form here

Applications close: Monday, 14th August 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


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, 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

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