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Court Victim Advisor

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Auckland Region
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Court Victims Advisor, Auckland Region


You must fill in and complete the self-assessment form to be considered for this vacancy.

• You are calm, resilient and great when it comes to dealing with people and establishing a rapport with people.  You enjoy helping people. You'll enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of working with people who have been affected by crime.

•  You will thrive in the diversity and challenging nature of the Ministry of Justice.

The purpose of this position is to provide a service for victims of criminal offences. The Victim Advisor informs victims involved in cases, in the criminal courts, about the progress of their cases; and assists them to participate in the criminal justice process. The service is provided in keeping with the principles of the Victims Rights Act 2002. The Victim Advisor works with other court personnel, Police, other government and community agencies dealing with victims to ensure that victims are offered the necessary information and advice required under the Act during the court process. The Victim Advisor may present information in the Court on behalf of the victim. A formal qualification or the equivalent work experience that relates to helping victims of crime is an advantage Computer literacy Well developed written and oral communication skills

WORK EXPERIENCE An understanding of:

• The impacts of crime on victims

• Victims needs and rights in the courts system • The criminal justice system

Knowledge of community networks

The ability to work autonomously and with sound judgement Sound organisational skills  Analytical skills to enable relevant legislation to be analysed and interpreted Experience in facilitation, public speaking and adult/child education The ability to work with different age groups, including child witnesses A drivers licence is desirable and is essential in some courts

Salary range:  $56,050-$75,832

To apply, complete the application form and Self Assessment Form, attaching your CV, Self-Assessment Form and cover letter.  Applications close Wednesday 12 December 2018.  


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