Would you like to work in a vibrant and supportive organisation that is working towards meaningful change in society by supporting survivors of sexual abuse and their whānau?
ŌCASA is an equal opportunities employer and as such, applicants of all backgrounds are welcome. Please note that application closing dates for positions are sometimes flexible. Applicants are reviewed as received and candidates are interviewed on a rolling basis. Positions will be filled at ŌCASA's discretion as appropriate candidates apply.
Court Support Worker
Ōtepoti Collective Against Sexual Abuse (ŌCASA) are seeking an experienced individual to be aCourt Support worker at ŌCASA; providing support to survivors of sexual violence, their whānau, and friends. ŌCASA provides 24-hour crisis services, including advocacy, support/social work and counselling, and supporting survivors through medical processes andpolice procedures.OurCourt Support Serviceprovidestrauma-informed, survivorcentredsupport to prepare survivors and their whanau for the criminal justice process. This is an exciting opportunity to workwithin a dynamic organisation that fosters creativity and welcomes building and developing best practice in an environment where collaboration and positive relationships are essential. We are looking for a person who has experience and awareness of trauma-informed and culturally responsive practice. The successful applicant will have a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a well-developed understanding of the impacts of colonisation, and how this interacts on a structural and personal level. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering ŌCASA’s Court Support service to survivors going through the criminal justice system, and their whānau, family and supporters. This will also involve supporting the ŌCASA Survivor Support Team to provide ŌCASA services, including crisis support and education. The ideal applicant will have experience working in the sexual violence or family violence sector with a robust understanding of the criminal justice system. Theywillbeextremelyorganised; thisroleinvolveskeepingaccurate and up-to-datenotes, aswellasmanagingclientcaseload to ensurethatsurvivors and whānau are appropriatelysupported and resourced. Knowledge and understandingof te reo Māori wouldalsobeanadvantage. Qualities required:
Sound and demonstrated clinical experience working with survivors of trauma, their whānau, family and supporters.
A relevant, recognised human services qualification and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
Ability to make sound decisions under pressure and within crisis situations.
Understanding and application of TeTiriti o Waitangi and the impacts of colonisation and ability to demonstrate this in day-to-day practice.
Experience in networking, and working professionally & collaboratively within the community
Ability to maintain professional boundaries and demonstrate ethical decision-making.
Practices personal self-care and stress management strategies
Excellent communication and administration skills, ability to keep up-to-date and accurate records and experience using client management systems and/or databases
Please see the Job Description for further information about this role. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV, and cover letter outlining your suitability for the roleto firstname.lastname@example.org citing [COURTSUPPORT WORKER] in the subject line.
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