Work with us, we have two exciting vacancies

Vacancy: National Sexual Violence Crisis Coordinator

Position Title: National Sexual Violence Crisis Coordinator
Location: National role (can be based anywhere in New Zealand)
Position Term: Full-time 37.5 / week, fixed-term 1 Year
Salary: Aligned with the social workers pay scale, up to step 8 ($90,714 pro rata). Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role. Reporting To: Social Work Practice Lead

● Develop and provide appropriate culturally responsive pathways for ethnic clients
experiencing crisis, who are accessing Shama’s Sexual Violence Response Service and
other mainstream sexual violence crisis response services accross New Zealand.
● Short-term case management and referral, strategic relationship building,
understanding and development of appropriate pathways.
● Strong documentation and analysis of gaps and a strong ability to articulate the
vision of improved practice in crisis intervention for ethnic clients.
● Delivery of cultural safety training to mainstream crisis services and other
stakeholders across Aotearoa, New Zealand
Qualifications and Skills:
● Qualifications in social work or similar field
● Experience working with survivors of sexual violence
● Understanding of the experience of ethnic people from a range of backgrounds living
in New Zealand.
● Understanding of social service delivery with and for ethnic women, their children,
families and communities.
● Have strong facilitation skills
● The ability to speak 1 or 2 ethnic languages will be an advantage
To Apply: If you feel you fulfil the above requirements, please email your cover letter and CV to A detailed job description for this role is available upon
For any queries, please call (07) 843 3811
Applications close on Monday, 16th August.

Vacancy: Navigator – Te Huringa ō Te Ao Supporting Men’s Behaviour Change

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5hrs)
Location: Waikato-based role
Salary: $75,000 to $95,000 per annum. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
Reporting To: Social Work Practice Lead

An exciting opportunity has come up for a person with experience in social services (or similar) to deliver and further develop services and approaches that support sustainable behaviour change for ethnic men and restore family well-being.

The Navigator’s primary role will be to provide quality support to clients who access Shama’s Te Huringa ō Te Ao services.

The Navigator will support the implementation of the Te Huringa ō Te Ao Programme, which aims to test and refine an approach that is tailored to the needs of ethnic men’s behaviour change and responding to family harm.
The Navigator should have a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of family violence, prevention systems and a deep understanding of the experiences of ethnic communities living in Aotearoa.

About Te Huringa ō Te Ao Supporting Men’s Behaviour Change Programme

Te Huringa ō Te Ao is a new family violence service that supports sustainable behaviour change for men to restore whānau wellbeing. The service is for tāne and men harming and hurting their partners and children, who realise it is time for change.
Te Huringa ō Te Ao offers a wide variety of flexible, proactive, and culturally responsive support that encourages reconnection to self, whānau, community. This support is tailored to meet the holistic needs of men, families and whānau, while continually challenging men to own their behaviour, to be safe and to keep safe. This represents a shift away from short-term, prescribed programmes, and a system that puts the onus on women to keep safe.
Te Huringa ō Te Ao aims to create opportunities for local communities to reimagine support for men harming others by centering family voice. Together, we aim to think differently in how we support men on their journeys of change to break the cycles of violence, and to create and sustain intergenerational change.

What are we looking for:

• Excellent understanding of family violence and family harm intervention in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
• Experience working with ethnic communities
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and in plain language.
• Well-developed skills in facilitation and negotiation
• The ability to lead programme planning and programme implementation.
• Excellent skills for assessment, treatment planning, and monitoring towards sustainable change.
• Able to work independently and at the same time a strong team player, that respects the skills and expertise of team members.
• Knowledge of and relationships with local ethnic, Iwi and Pacific organisations and approaches that specialise in family harm interventions.
• Understands the importance of healing, restoration, and wellbeing in our family harm work.
• Ability to speak 1 or 2 ethnic languages will be an advantage.
• Having an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is advantageous.

Relevant qualifications for the role:
• A relevant tertiary qualification.
• Experienced practitioner in family violence, and/or social work, and/or health, and/or mental health services.

Applications close Sunday, 28th July

If you feel you fulfil the above requirements for any of these two positions, please email your cover letter and CV to Job descriptions are available for these role. For any queries, please call (07) 843 3811.

[1] Ethnic communities include migrants, former refugees, long-term settlers, and multi-generational New Zealanders who identify as African, Asian, Continental European, Latin American, or Middle Eastern. (Ministry of Ethnic Communities,

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