Court Victim Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 months ago
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  • Category: Advisor
  • Location: Wellington Region
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1495577
  • Job Title: Court Victim Advisor
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Court Victims Advisor, Porirua

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role

Are you calm, resilient and passionate when it comes to dealing with people?

This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and adaptable person who has the necessary specialist knowledge, skills and experience to make a major contribution to assisting victims of crime through the court process.

You’ll have an impact on these victims through what you do and how you do it.  The Court Victims Advisor provides advice on how the victim’s case is progressing and assists victims to participate effectively in the criminal justice process.

This position is based in the Porirua District Court. A full driver’s licence is preferable.

Salary range – $53,414 to $75,407.

Mō te tīma/About our Team

The ‘Porirua Court and Community Project’ commenced in September 2009 with the purposes of engaging with the community in working with offenders and ensuring justice was visible and relevant to the Porirua community. The judiciary have implemented a solution focused approach which involves identifying the underlying cause(s) of offending and using the court process to establish motivation to address those causes and to assist in the delivery of effective interventions. The project was enhanced by Porirua’s existing community structures, strong relationship with local iwi and agencies.

The Porirua District Court holds Family Violence and Young Adult courts.  To support victims through the court process, this role will be expected to build and maintain effective relationships with the Justice Sector and local agencies.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience

Your communication skills and understanding of legislative processes will enable you to work confidently and professionally in challenging circumstances and in an environment that requires liaising with multiple stakeholders. You will demonstrate sound judgement and the ability to work autonomously.

You will have:

  • Experience working with victims of crime
  • Understanding of the Justice System
  • Ability to explain court process
  • Proven ability to build sustaining relationships
  • Experience using a database, is tech savvy

Tono mai/How to Apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

Applications close on 14 February 2021

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