Support Worker - Family Harm

Listed 15 days Ago
Victim Support
Non-profit - Social Services

 Victim Support is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to victims of serious crime and trauma. Working with us would mean being able to make a tangible difference to your community, and to the lives of people who have experience crime or trauma.

We are now seeking a full time Family Harm Support Worker for our Counties Manukau area, based initially in Counties Manukau Police Station working across five days a week including some weekend work on occassion. This is a fixed term role until 30 June 2023.

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. You will be required to have excellent communication skills and be able to work as a member of a team. Knowledge of/ exposure to family harm cases would be an advantage. You will also be required to have excellent computer skills and able to effectively use multiple database system for case management. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for a caring emotionally intelligent individual to make a real difference in your community. 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 have strong computer and communication skills
  • Do you want to be part of the interagency approach to reducing family harm in Counties Manukau?
  • 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? 

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. 

Annual Salary - $65,500.

This role will remain open until an appointment is made and interviews will occur as applications are received.