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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.

Support Worker – Full-time (Christchurch) 40 Hours per week

Do you want a career which makes a tangible difference to people’s wellbeing 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 must include:

TO APPLY: Please quote Reference no F18-028 and send all required documents to

  • CV / Resume
  • Cover Letter quoting F18-028
  • Completed and signed Application form – download here.

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

Download the Position Description here.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Monday 17th December 2018, 9am

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