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Womens Advocate

Advertiser: Palmerston North Womens RefugeMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
11 Jul 2019
Manawatu, Palmerston North
Work Type
Community Services & Development, Community Development

Palmerston North Women’s Refuge provides support and advocacy for women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. Women’s Refuge is dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic violence and providing a safe place to stay while decisions about their future are made, or if a woman and her children decided to stay in the community an advocate will walk alongside and empower them to make safe decisions for their future.  Women’s Refuge operates a 24 hour crisis telephone line assisted by a roster of volunteers attending the crisis line outside working hours. 


As an advocate for Palmerston North Women’s Refuge, you will work within the philosophy of Refuge and the services provided by the Refuge including admitting women/ children to the safehouse and providing on-going support, case management of both safehouse and community women and children, training new collective members, and provide ongoing education in the community concerning family violence.

This role is a Fixed Term Contract for One Year at 40 hours per week working with women at high risk of domestic violence. The successful candidate must be able to engage with people of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Exceptional interpersonal skills and self motivation are required to assess and deliver safety plans and needs assessments. The ability to liaise with and refer to other agencies is essential.  This position is based in Palmerston North but some travel to other regions will be required.

You will be part of a supportive team of people with a can do attitude.  A sense of humour is a must.

Applications with a CV and a covering letter should be sent to the Manager, PN Womens Refuge, P.O. Box 573, Palmerston North. Emailed applications can be sent to The Deadline for Applications is 26th July, 2019. Applications will not be considered after that date.

Preference will be given to those applicants who have Women's Refuge experience or have done our volunteer training.

You must pass a Police check and have a full drivers license.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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