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Staff Welfare Officer, Dunedin

NZ Police
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Otago - Dunedin
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description


Staff Welfare Officer


New Zealand Police

Fixed-term, 12 months

Job requisition 1661


Desperately seeking Superstar!

What we're after is a person who likes to work hard, enjoys challenge, can work flexibly and can problem-solve on their feet.

Here's an opportunity to work within one of the most trusted organisations in New Zealand, providing support to frontline Police Officers and employees. Welfare officers operate from a professional background providing, information, assistance and assessment to staff and their families. Whether it's following up on critical incidents, advising managers on welfare issues or teaching coping skills, there's plenty of variety here!

The person we are seeking will ideally have 6 years post-graduate experience in mental health nursing, social work, counselling or occupational therapy (current practicing certificate required).

You will have proven ability to work unsupervised and be great at establishing relationships. In return you will work in a supportive team, in an environment that is never boring!

This busy role is based in Dunedin and is full time. The Staff Welfare Officer covers a district from Te Anau, Queenstown, Wanaka, up to Oamaru and down to the south coast. You will require excellent health, ability to cope with a busy caseload and the flexibility to travel.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

To view the position description for this role please follow this link:

If this position sounds like you, click apply now or visit and enter job requisition number 1661. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core competencies of the role using no more than 4000 characters for each question. 

Please note: Applications will only be accepted when formally submitted through our Career Website.

Note, if you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal careers site.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the Hiring Manager Philippa Scott on 021 192 2821 or

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 27 September 2017.


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