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Family Harm & Youth Prevention

NZ Police
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Police & emergency services
Gisborne - Gisborne
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Family Harm & Youth Prevention

Whangaia Nga Pa Harakeke

New Zealand Police

Permanent, Full Time

Salary Range $62,925 - $85,139

Job Requisition 9007



The purpose of the Whangaia Nga Pa Harakeke is to create a collaborative response to Family Harm based on a model where Police, Government Agencies, Social Sector Agencies and Iwi work together to reduce Family Harm.  There is a focus on the over-representation of Maori as victims and offenders.  One of the key goals is to create sustainable long-term change in these families. 


As part of the WNPH team you will be responsible for engaging with youth, family and whanau experiencing family harm to ensure they receive the appropriate end to end support and assistance to enable them to become safe and resilient families.


Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively both internally and externally with Government and non-Government agencies and social service providers
  • Demonstrate the ability to work alongside whanau, identify and understand whanau needs and implement support that responds to those needs
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognise and respond to individual differences and diversity


Special Requirement:

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident
  • You will need to be able to pass a core Childrens Worker security check
  • You must be a registered social worker with either a social work degree, or at least five years relevant industry experience


Core Competencies: Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Partner
  • Deliver


For more information about the above core competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:

  • The successful applicant must reside in Gisborne


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Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


If you have any questions about this vacancy please email the Panel Chair at


Applications close at 5pm on Friday 26th April 2019.


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