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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.


Contact Service Worker(s) – 1 part-time position, 1 full-time position – Wellington City

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.

Two roles are available: a part-time position for up to 20 hours a week and a full-time position for 40 hours a week. The successful applicants must be available to work daytime. evening and overnight shifts including weekends as rostered.

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

Applications will not be considered unless they include:
• CV
• Cover Letter
• Completed and signed Application form.

The application form can be downloaded here.

Download the position description here.

TO APPLY: Please quote Reference no. F18-008 and send all required documents to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz

Applications received until 9am, Monday 25 June 2018.


Service Coordinator (Permanent, Full-time)

Company:             Victim Support

Location:              Tauranga Moana, Bay Of Plenty (based in Tauranga Police Station)

Listed:                   Friday June 1st, 2018

Type:                     Permanent Full-time

Reference:            F18-007

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

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and will be also required to undergo pre-employment vetting by NZ Police.

Applications close: Friday, 23rd June 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications will not be considered unless they include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Completed and signed application form.

Please send to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz

The application form can be downloaded here.

Download the position description here.


Support Worker  – Full-time (40 hours/week) Christchurch

Company:            Victim Support

Location:              Christchurch

Listed:                  Thursday 31st May 2018

Type:                     Full time/40 hrs a week

Reference:            F18-006

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 Christchurch is seeking a professional social service support worker to provide crisis response to victims of crime and trauma.

To be successful, you will need:

  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • a relevant qualification
  • the ability to relate to diverse groups of people
  • to be able to think under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • good computer skills
  • flexibility and be available to work within the wider Christchurch District
  • to be able to work outside normal day time hours and some weekends
  • a full driving licence and access to own transport
  • to be available to work every second weekend when required

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

 Applications close Friday 15 June 2018 at 9.00am.

TO APPLY: Please quote Reference no F18-006 and send all required documents to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz.

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

Applications will not be considered unless they include:
• CV
• Cover Letter
• Completed and signed Application Form.

The application form can be downloaded here.

Download the position description here.


Service Coordinator (Permanent, full-time)

Company:             Victim Support

Location:              Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Listed:                  Thu 24 May, 1.30pm

Type:                     Permanent part-time

Reference:            F18-005

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

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

  • experience in the social service sector
  • an ability to think clearly and to work under pressure as needed
  • 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)

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and will be also required to undergo pre-employment vetting by NZ Police.

Applications quoting reference number F18-005 close:  Friday, 16th June 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Please note – Applications will not be considered unless they include all three required documents:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Application Form – completed and signed

The application form can be downloaded here.

Download the position description 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.

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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