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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.

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.


Support Worker (part-time) Northshore/Rodney

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 provides information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma. We are seeking a permanent part-time support worker to join our North Shore team and provide crisis response to victims of crime and trauma. This is a Monday to Friday role averaging 4 hours per day (40 hours per fortnight). Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.

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 if required)?
  • 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?
  • 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 or other trauma?
  • 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 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 have excellent communication skills and work well 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.

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

The Position Description 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.

Closing date for applications:  9am, Monday 11th March 2019.

To join our small, friendly team, send your Resume, Application form and Cover Letter (Ref F19-015) to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz or hit the Apply button.


Support 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.   This is generally a Monday to Friday role averaging 4 hours per day (40 hours per fortnight). 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 (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 seeking 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 /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 F19-014
  • Completed and signed Application form found here.
  • The Position Description is here.

Applications close 9am, Monday 11 March 2019.

Applications quoting Reference F19-014 may be lodged through Seek or emailed to Recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz.


Support Worker – Part-time (20 hrs per week) Permanent (Auckland)

This role is a part-time, permanent position based in Waitakere/Henderson covering the Auckland district and normally working 20 hours per week across Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

To be successful, you will need to have:

  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • a relevant qualification
  • be able to relate to a diverse group of people
  • the ability to think under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • good computer skills
  • flexibility and the ability to work within the central Auckland area
  • be able to work outside normal day time hours including weekends
  • a full driving license and access to own transport
  • have experience of supporting people affected by Family Harm.

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.

Applications must include:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter quoting reference no F19-008
  • Completed and signed Application form.  The Position Description is here and the Application form can also be found here.

Applications received until 9 am, Monday 25th February 2019.

Applications quoting Reference F19-008 may be lodged through Seek or emailed to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Support Worker – Part-time (20 hrs per week) Permanent – (Whangarei)

This role is a part-time, permanent position based in Whangarei covering the Northland/Waitemata district and normally working 40 hours per fortnight between 10am-4pm, 4 days per week.

To be successful, you will need to have:

  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • a relevant qualification
  • be able to relate to a diverse group of people
  • the ability to think under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • good computer skills
  • flexibility and the ability to work within the central Auckland area
  • be able to work outside normal day time hours including weekends
  • a full driving license and access to own transport
  • have experience of supporting people affected by Family Harm.

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.

Applications must include:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter quoting reference no F19-010
  • Completed and signed Application form.  The Position Description is here and the Application form can also be found here.

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

Applications quoting Reference F19-010 may be lodged through Seek or emailed to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Service Coordinator – (Family Violence Focus) Permanent – Full-time (Christchurch)

This is a permanent, full time role based in Christchurch Police Station and has a strong focus on Family Violence.  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.

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 and ensure that Family Violence issues are handled appropriately. 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 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
  • knowledge and understanding of Family Violence and Sexual Violence
  • 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
  • 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 F19-013
  • Completed and signed Application form.

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

Applications close 9am, Monday 4 March 2019

To join our small, friendly team, send your Resume, Application form and Cover Letter (Ref F19-013) to recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Support Worker – Full-time – Permanent – (Christchurch)

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.

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?
  • 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 or other trauma?
  • Do you have a full licence and access to transport?
  • Are you available to work weekends as rostered?
  • 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.

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 F19-011
  • Completed and signed Application form.

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

 Applications close 9am, Monday 9th March 2019.

Applications quoting Reference F19-011 may be lodged through Seek or emailed to Recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Family Violence Support Worker – Full-time – Permanent – (Christchurch)

We are now seeking a full time Family Harm Support Worker for our Christchurch area working across five days a week including weekend work.

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 Christchurch?
  • Can you build effective working relationships with key stakeholders, enabling you 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 available to work weekends as rostered?
  • 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 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.

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.

Applications must be received on or before 9:00 am, Monday 4th March 2019.

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 quoting reference F19-012
  • Completed and signed Application form.

To join our small, friendly team, send your Resume, Application form and Cover Letter (Ref F19-012) 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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