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Our vacancies


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 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.

We have the following vacancies:

Family Harm (Violence) Support Worker – Fixed Term 1 year, Full-time (40 hrs p/w) Counties Manukau

Victim Support provides information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma across New Zealand.

We are seeking a Family Harm Support Worker to join our Counties Manukau team. This is a full-time, fixed term for one year, working a five-day week including weekend work as required. The role will generally be based in the Counties Manukau Hub but will be required to travel and work from other offices in the Counties Manukau area as directed.

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

  • Are you able to work five days a week as rostered (including weekend work)?
  • Are you energetic with a passion for helping your community?
  • Do you have a background in social work?
  • Are you culturally sensitive and able to work with people from different ethnic groups and backgrounds?
  • 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, helping to provide a quality service to family harm victims and their families?
  • 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)?
  • Do you have a full licence and access to transport?
  • Are you able to work autonomously and as part of a team, yet also work independently and self-manage?

As a Family Harm Support Worker, you will provide a front-line service through the ownership and management of support services primarily to victims of Family Harm and/or also to victims of other crimes and trauma.   You will be required to have excellent communication skills and be able to work as a member of a team.  A background in social work would be preferred.

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.

You will be required to undergo pre-employment vetting by the NZ Police and maintain a clean criminal record. Applicants for this position must hold NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications must be received on or before 9:00 am, Monday 17th February 2020. The Position Description can be found here and the Application form can be found here.

Applications will only be considered if they include:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed and signed Application form.

To join our small, friendly team, send us your Resume, Application form and Cover Letter (Quoting reference number F20-055) to:

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 details can be found 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, 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