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Kaiāwhina - Family Harm Advocate

NZ Police
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Community Services
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

Kaiāwhina - Family Harm Advocate

Wairarapa, Wellington District

Two Years - Fixed Term, Full Time

Salary Range $54,582.00 - $73,844.00

Job Requisition 10875




Wairarapa Policing Area Prevention team is looking for a highly motivated and positive person to fill the newly established position of Kaiawhina - Family Harm Advocate to work alongside the Family Safety Team (FST) and the Family Whanau Advocate within the family harm area throughout the Wairarapa.


This position will primarily work with perpetrators and young people experiencing incidents of family harm who are assessed as medium to high risk referred from either the FST team or the Family Violence Interagency Response System (FVIARS) table.   The focus will be to deal with clients who are not engaged in agency provided programmes and services.


The Kaiawhina Family Harm Advocate will meet with perpetrators, work together in the development of a family safety plan and to gain their perspective about their safety risks and what action might support them to stay safe from further offending.   They will work with perpetrators to change behaviour and ensure they get access to programmes or support as identified and required.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with the perpetrator/whanau to understand the dynamics that are occurring within that whanau environment
  • Identify the initial and emerging strengths, needs and risks
  • Responding to immediate risk (crisis), while maintaining focus on whanau/child-centric responses;
  • Act on early intervention opportunities (non-crisis)
  • Provide initial and ongoing support with the perpetrator/ whanau, wherever possible
  • Linking the perpetrator/whanau with appropriate specialist services in accordance with their aspirations and needs
  • Work with service providers and maintain relationships


Technical Skills:

Within your 4 page CV please address the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of whanau harm and working with perpetrators/whanau
  • Demonstrate problem solving principles to identify opportunities and manage risks
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide specialist advocacy response in partnership with perpetrators/whanau
  • Demonstrate the ability to self-motivate and to work alongside multiple teams


Core competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Deliver
  • Partner


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


Special Requirement:

  • The successful applicant must live within a commutable distance.


Additional Information:

  • All successful applicants will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made.
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Residence class visa holder or;
  • Be an Australian citizen or an Australian resident who holds a current Australian Resident Return Visa.
  • You may be employed by New Zealand Police on a temporary basis if you have lawful authority to work in New Zealand which includes a Work Permit with conditions that allow the holder to work in the position applied for or have a variation of condition to a Visitor or Student Permit that allows such work


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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).


Please note, if you are Contractor you must apply through the Police Website and exclude your QID number in your application.


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy please email the Hiring Manager at prior to the closing date.


Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th August 2019.  

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