National Trainer at NZ Ministry of Justice, Multiple Locations
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
National Trainer (X4)
Family Violence and Sexual Violence (FVSV), Te Puna Aonui
National Office, Wellington
Te Āhuatunga a Te Tūranga/About the Role
This recruitment is a first step in establishing a training team to build family violence and sexual violence workforce and organisational capability. These four National Trainer positions will initially focus on building workforce and organisational capability in understanding and responding safely, effectively and consistently to family violence, and holding people who use violence accountable.
The foundation of the National Trainer role is built on 5 principles created during formulation of the family violence workforce and organisational capability frameworks (the Family Violence Entry to Expert Framework and the Specialist Family Violence Organisational Standards).
This role will bring these principles to life through implementation and practice as demonstrated by the examples below:
Kotahitanga - Relationships and Inclusion:
Drive change to amplify awareness and responsiveness to the needs of under-served communities and to prioritise equity. This includes in delivery of training and making connections between practice and needs. Ensuring training incorporates information about unique contexts and dynamics of violence experienced by tangata whenua, children and young people, older people, Pacific peoples, ethnic communities, disabled and Deaf people, and LGBTQIA+ people. Ensure reach of training to rural and isolated communities and that different learning styles and methodologies are incorporated to increase accessibility of the training.
Kaitiakitanga - Protection and Accountability:
Demonstrate an expert level of knowledge concerning the dynamics of family violence and sexual violence, and risk and protective factors. Focus on workforce capability building regarding users of violence including organisational level interventions to hold them accountable, how others can hold them accountable and how the system can hold them accountable. Develop safety processes for delivery of training, including for small, marginalised, and/or rural communities, tangata whenua, children and young people, older people, Pacific peoples, ethnic communities, disabled and Deaf people, and LGBTQIA+ people, and implement processes to keep people safe.
Mahi Tahi - Collaboration and Advocacy:
Understand the training landscape by undertaking a training needs analysis across government/statutory agencies, sector organisations, hāpori, and iwi Māori. Ensure the training does not duplicate but instead compliments existing training and training roles, links to organisations and is collaborative (so the training is not siloed but contributes to a bigger picture of on-going capability building across Aotearoa New Zealand).
Ora - Wellbeing and Restoration:
Champion the importance of a victim-survivor-centred approach within the context of whānau-centred responsiveness and the importance of knowing and understanding the unique circumstances of each whānau and the moemoeā of each member. Apply a strength-based approach to training in responsiveness, particularly acknowledging the strengths of iwi, hapu, whānau and hāpori, enhancing and adding value.
Koi Mahi - Innovation and Learning:
Partner with government and sector agencies to compliment training programmes that already exist to achieve alignment with Te Aorerekura, and workforce and organisational capability frameworks and tools. Contribute to feedback loops spanning ‘grass-roots', community, regional and national level involvement, helping to share their insights and learnings and influence change. Implement the principles in professional practice and demonstrate reflective practice and continuous self-development.
He Pūkenga Tou/Skills, Experience & Knowledge
Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience in practice leadership within FVSV.
Project and improvement, and Koi Mahi - Innovation and Learning:
- Expert knowledge of adult learning methodologies and able to apply this in practice.
- Able to lead and actively support others to participate in continuous education/learning opportunities including reflective practice.
- Extensive experience and credibility in delivery of training and facilitation of groups.
- Able to role-model appropriate and effective mechanisms for giving and receiving feedback.
- Demonstrates ability to:
- Develop and update practice to align with known and emerging relevant research and evidence, including trauma- and violence-informed responses.
- Keep up to date with research and the latest evidence concerning FV and SV workforce capability.
- Ability to learn from others and to bring these learnings to fruition.
Stakeholder engagement and Kotahitanga -Relationships and Inclusion:
- Actively develops understanding and learning about te ao Māori and tangata whenua experiences of oppression and violence from the acts of colonisation.
- Builds and maintains cultural partnerships with mana whenua/Iwi Māori and/or kaupapa Māori services to ensure the restoration of mana.
- Forges professional partnerships with mana whenua to develop networks that support protection and accountability.
- Applies tikanga Māori, and mātauranga in practice.
- Reflects indigenous forms of knowledge that are validating in practice.
- Develops capabilities and knowledge to enhance responsiveness to the diversity of people's experiences and needs.
- Understands how structural inequality (i.e., sexism, racism, classism, heterosexist, transphobia, intersex phobia, xenophobia, ableism), forms of power (i.e., historical privilege) and oppression (i.e., colonisation) intersect and how they interact with each other.
- Communicates effectively and respectfully honouring cultural knowledges and practices.
- Understands the intersectionality of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture, and immigration experienced by ethnic communities.
- Draws upon existing cultural knowledge and frameworks to ensure inclusive training packages.
- Identifies, builds, and nurtures partnerships with children and young people, older people, Pacific peoples, ethnic communities, disabled and Deaf people, and LGBTQIA+ people.
Advisory and Kaitiakitanga - Protection and Accountability:
- Able to explain system processes related to family violence and sexual violence i.e., Family Court and criminal courts, protection orders and care of children).
- Understands the dynamics, causes and drivers of family violence and sexual violence, and understands how to achieve safety and well-being including through whānau centred approaches, gender-based analysis and for children and young people.
- Understands the holistic approach needed to support people with complex family violence and/or sexual violence needs.
- Able to implement into practice an understanding of the impacts of trauma and violence including in own responses.
- Able to support others to identify the impacts of trauma and violence, including in their own responses.
Relationship management and Mahi Tahi- Collaboration and Advocacy:
- Able to identify, access, and work in partnership with a large range of networks and services.
- Builds partnerships with people from other agencies and organisations to enhance responses and provide support.
- Able to present complex information in ways that are fit for purpose for diverse audiences.
- Three years' experience in a leadership position or in a role focused on developing others to successfully achieve effective family violence response outcomes.
Ora - Wellbeing and Restoration:
- Able to provide an environment in which the skill and competency of people from all communities including tangata whenua, Pacific peoples, disabled and Deaf people, older people, ethnic communities, and LGBTQIA+ communities are fostered.
- Facilitates communication with people with communication difficulties.
Mō te tīma/About our Team
Te Puna Aonui: The Joint Venture for the Elimination of Family Violence and Sexual Violence is an Interdepartmental Executive Board (IEB) reporting directly to the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence. It was established to ensure clear joint accountability for work relating to the elimination of family violence and sexual violence.
Te Puna Aonui supports the IEB and the broader Joint Venture to operate, including by being the Government's lead advisor on family violence and sexual violence from a whole system perspective. We lead with influence and collaboration to provide space, focus and momentum for government, Māori, communities, NGOs and private organisations to work together.
We work with our partners to provide strategic policy advice and recommendations to the Joint Venture and to Government, including on the strategic direction and actions to take. We ensure our advice is based on best practice, evidence and includes the voice of lived experience. We establish and maintain relationships with our partners, designing and developing better solutions that bring about transformative change and establishing effective governance. We monitor and report on the financial and non-financial performance of the family violence and sexual violence system. We role model the change we wish to see and are a facilitator for Māori-Crown partnerships.
Te Puna Aonui is housed and serviced within Te Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice. Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
Tono mai/How to Apply
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Salary Range: The appointing salary for this role will be between $71,720 to $90,000 based on skills and experience.
Applications close on: Sunday, 28 August 2022
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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