Senior Practitioner Family Support Worker - Adults Using Violence

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Job ID:

440098

Category:

Healthcare
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Job Views:

335

Location:

Christchurch, Canterbury 

Posted:

14.11.2018

Employment Type:

Full time
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Job Description:

Aviva is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to supporting New Zealand families to become their best, free from violence. As New Zealand's first refuge, we provided a range of specialist family violence services to women and children for 40 years. Today, our work is founded on the belief that the safest place for all New Zealanders should be our homes and that everyone has the potential to overcome violence and its enduring effects if offered the right support, at the right time, in the right way. To this end, we now offer a range of integrated specialist family and sexual support services for the whole family – children, young people, women and men - and are seeking passionate and skilled people to join our team.

With our partners, Aviva co-founded and operates from The Loft in Eastgate Shopping Centre. The Loft brings together a range of Non-Government Organisations, primary healthcare providers and humanitarian agencies to create a 'child, family and community wellbeing centre' in eastern Christchurch. The Loft's partners' shared aim is to improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities by co-creating a co-located response model that simplifies client access through a range of integrated service pathways. The creation of a whole of person, whole of family/whanau approach to wellbeing, delivered from one shared space, has never been achieved before in Australasia, and offers a unique service proposition for Canterbury communities.  

The Loft offers a unique contemporary working environment, designed to support clients and staff.  There is access to Eastgate's staff car parking, banking, retail and service outlets and Linwood Community Library and Service Centre.

Based at The Loft, we have full time contract position available. Fixed term to 30 June 2019.

The role is responsible for:

  • Proactively engaging adults using, or at risk of using, family violence (low, medium and/or high risk clients)
  • Performing family safety planning and developing a personalised recovery programme for each client
  • Forming and maintaining operational partnerships with external agencies

Bringing a strong commitment to Aviva's core values, strategic principles and service philosophy, the successful applicant will:

  • Be passionately committed to delivering excellent family services and overcoming the social inequalities associated with family and sexual violence
  • Be a member, or be working towards membership, of a relevant professional body
  • Have a relevant tertiary social work or similar qualification
  • Ideally have experience of working with adults, children and young people affected by family violence
  • Have excellent interpersonal and record keeping skills
  • Hold a current unrestricted driver's license

All job offers are subject to a clean Police check.  Full training and induction will be provided.

If you have a desire to make a positive contribution to our organisation and have knowledge of the effects of family violence then we would like to hear from you.

Applicants are advised to note that all applications must visit our website www.avivafamilies.org.nz to submit a completed Application form, covering letter and CV.  Please note close date is 7th September 2018.

Company Info
Aviva / Christchurch Womens Refuge P O Box 32034 Christchurch 8147
Christchurch, CA, New Zealand

Phone: (03)378 3847
Web Site: http://www.avivafamilies.org.nz/

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