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Men's Advocate/ Social Worker

Advertiser: Kia Timata Ano TrustMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
20 Oct 2019
Auckland, Rodney & North Shore
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Kia Tīmata Anō Trust is an independent Women's Refuge that works with women & children in the Rodney West Area who have been affected by family violence. We are looking for someone to work with men in our community for crisis support and prevention of family violence. 

This role can be negotiated to be between 20 & 40 hours depending on the requirements of the right candidate.

The role will assist men who have been referred to Kia Tīmata Anō service who need extra support and an honest assessment as to their current lifestyle and relationship choices. This includes mentoring and linking them into other community or government support agencies that can meet their ongoing needs. The Support Worker’s role is to provide quality intervention effective outcomes for the safety and well being of women and children in the community.

We are looking for someone brave, courageous, non-judgemental, open-minded, that has authentic compassion and is ready for the challenge of developing this role into an example of best practice. Is that you?

You will be provided with ongoing training and supervision, all the tools you'll need to do your job although you'll need your own car, (mileage will be reimbursed)

Some of the skills and attributes we are looking for....

Knowledge and/or skilled in:

  • The nature, dynamics and effects of family violence
  • The impact of domestic violence on children and parenting
  • Theories of behavioural change
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Responding to safety concerns
  • The ability to differentiate between education, counselling and advocacy
  • Working cross-culturally and inclusively
  • Domestic violence legislation
  • Issues regarding substance misuse relating to domestic violence
  • Working from a pro-feminist position
  • How to form enabling and respectful relationships with program participants
  • Social and cultural issues/trends
  • The range of specialist services and agencies available to support victims and perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications for practice.

Attributes and/or ability to:

  • Maintain professional and personal boundaries
  • Self-care
  • Be non-judgemental and open-minded
  • Be understanding and supportive
  • Be patient, compassionate and caring


  • 2+ years working in the field of Family Violence
  • Social Work, psychology or counselling qualifications
  • Full clean drivers license
  • Group facilitation experience

Email me for a full job description:

Applications Close: 18th November 2019

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?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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