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.
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.
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.
Please send to the address on the application form.
No closing date