Support Worker - Homicide - Fixed Term - Tauranga

Listed 36 days Ago
Victim Support
Social Services

Victim Support is a non-profit organisation that supports victims of crime and trauma throughout New Zealand. Our specialist Homicide Service provides support after a homicide in order to offer greater support across New Zealand.

This is a Fixed-term, full-time vacancy for a Support Worker – Homicide. This is a Fixed-term role to provide maternity leave cover for a 12 month period, beginning Monday, 31 May 2021. Working 80 hours per fortnight, this role will be based at Tauranga/Whakatane Police station to provide Homicide support across the Bay of Plenty area. Some evening and weekend work will be required and travel may be required from time to time. 

The Support Worker – Homicide will provide the direct emotional and practical support to families/whanau and others affected by a homicide. This will include information, advocacy, referral assistance, liaising with other justice and community organisations and supporting the family as they navigate through the criminal justice system.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the social services sector, working directly with clients of varying backgrounds and cultures. You will have a high level of professional integrity with a compassionate and empathetic manner, and will demonstrate excellent time management, people management, communication and case management skills. You will be a person who is committed to client centred quality service delivery.

An understanding of and experience in working with Tikanga Maori, plus experience in working in other cross-cultural settings is desirable. You will have demonstrated ability to work autonomously, learn new skills and to adapt to changing demands.

An understanding of Victims Rights and the Criminal Justice System is desirable but not essential, as we will provide training. 

If you have a commitment to making difference in the lives of others and have the background and experience that we are seeking, visit our Website today.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Monday, 7 June 2021