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We currently have vacancies for:


Support Worker – Palmerston North, Full-time (40 hrs/week)

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.

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

 Applications close:   Monday 3rd July at 5.00pm.

Click here to see full Position Description

Click here for the Employment Application Form

To apply: Email all 3 documents – CV, covering letter and application form to: recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Support Worker – Counties Manukau South, Part-time (20 hrs/week)

Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma and we are now recruiting for a Support Worker in the Counties Manukau area.

To be part of the Victim Support Counties Manukau team, you will have the following skills and experience, but above all a can-do attitude and an openness to learn:

  • excellent interpersonal skills,
  • a relevant qualification,
  • experience in working with victims of Family Harm,
  • can 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.

A full driver’s license and access to own transport is required.

You will be based at Papakura, but working with victims across Counties Manukau.

You are required to be on a roster for regular weekend and evening work.

If you like variety and have the flexibility to juggle several balls in the air at once while providing valuable support services to Victims of crime, this is what you could be looking for.

Applications close:  5pm, Monday, 26th June 2017

Click here to see full Position Description

Click here for the Employment Application Form

To apply: Email all 3 documents – CV, covering letter and application form to: recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Support Worker – Counties Manukau Central, Full-time (40 hrs/week)

Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma and we are now recruiting for a Support Worker in the Counties Manukau area.

To be part of the Victim Support Counties Manukau team, you will have the following skills and experience, but above all a can-do attitude and an openness to learn:

  • excellent interpersonal skills,
  • a relevant qualification,
  • experience in working with victims of Family Harm,
  • can 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.

A full driver’s license and access to own transport is required.

You will be based at Manurewa but working with victims across Counties Manukau.

You are required to be on a roster for regular weekend and evening work.

If you like variety and have the flexibility to juggle several balls in the air at once while providing valuable support services to Victims of crime, this is what you could be looking for.

Applications close:  5pm, Monday 26th June 2017

Click here to see full Position Description

Click here for the Employment Application Form

To apply: Email all 3 documents – CV, covering letter and application form to: recruitment@victimsupport.org.nz


Court Companion – Volunteer Position, Counties Manukau

Are you passionate about supporting victims of crime who are going through court processes?

Victim Support’s mission is “Victims of crime and trauma are in control of restoring their lives”, therefore we are committed to looking at all ways that we can support a victim. This may include advocacy, just listening, court support, financial aid, preparing victim impact statements for court –  our purpose is to help the victim regain control and to rebuild their lives.

We currently have opportunities at Counties Manukau for people like you to join our Court Companion Team. This is a volunteer position and will require your time during week days to support victims at court. Comprehensive training will be given for this role.

Requirements:

Empathy,good communication, non-judgmental attitude, confidentiality, computer literacy and access to a computer, full driver’s license, efficient in submitting case notes on time via the computer, reliable, able to attend initial training course and ongoing training meetings.

Criminal background check is required.

Time commitment:

You are required to be available during the day and sometimes could be required a couple of days in a week, depending on the type of court hearing.

You will be required to attend training which includes introductory training for two weekends: Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm; Court Companion Training and ongoing monthly workshop training, plus internal supervision and debriefing.

Getting Started:

Please contact Eaver Tagilala for further information and a volunteer package by phone: 09 263 2779 or
email: eaver.tagilala@victimsupport.org.nz

To print out the position details click 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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