Kaiawhina – Family Harm & Youth Prevention

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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/13457
  • Job Title: Kaiawhina – Family Harm & Youth Prevention
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Kaiawhina – Family Harm & Youth Prevention

Counties Manukau District

Salary Range: $64,813.00 – $87,693.00

15 Month Fixed Term, Fulltime

Job Requisition ID 13457


Counties Manukau Policing District introduced the Whängaia Ngä Pä Harakeke deployment model in April 2016. This model recognises that family harm is often the outcome of underlying adversity in the home.


The purpose of Whängaia Ngä Pä Harakeke is to create a multi-agency partnership to respond to family harm / violence. The vision is Thriving Children, Strong Families, Resilient Communities achieved through a coordinated response to align service provision with the needs of the victims and their whänau.


We are looking to employ someone with good social service or family harm/violence response experience to join a dynamic team within the District. You will be joining the multi-disciplinary Whängaia Ngä Pä Harakeke team, and will be working in collaboration with other government and non-government agencies to help reduce family harm.


We are looking for someone who is passionate, keen to make a difference for our families and can demonstrate flexibility and innovation.


The Role

You will be in a position of trust and confidence, engaging primarily with aggressors, and their whänau to understand the dynamics that occur within the family environment, identifying the initial and emerging risk, needs, and early intervention opportunities to reduce family harm. Your work with aggressors of family violence and will be linking and referring them to appropriate specialist services in accordance with their needs and vulnerabilities.  Your work may also extend to working with our victims and children exposed to the harm.


You will demonstrate good cultural awareness and may already have existing relationships with local iwi/hapu, government, and non-government agencies. You will have proven experience at developing collaborative relationships, and enabling timely, innovative, and effective responses to aggressors and their whänau who are experiencing family harm.


Your role may also include mentoring and up-skilling Police staff in the drivers and dynamics of family harm.



Skills – You will be able to:

  • The ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good cultural awareness
  • Effective caseload management, as well as keeping and maintaining accurate and appropriate records
  • Display good computer literacy
  • The ability to assess family harm risks, needs, and identify early intervention opportunities for aggressors and their whanau



Experience – you will have:

  • Recent experience working with aggressors and their whanau in the family harm environment
  • Sound knowledge regarding the drivers of family harm / violence
  • An in-depth understanding of the barriers to seeking help and the complexities of community diversity
  • An understanding of the criminal and family Court process
  • Ideally some knowledge of the family harm / violence support agencies working within the Counties Manukau district 


Core Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Communicate
  • Partner
  • Solve


For more information on the above core competencies, head to How We Do Things. For more information on Our Values, click here.



Essential Certification Requirements:

  • Registered Social Worker with either a social work degree or 5 years specialist family harm (related) experience. 
  • Vulnerable Children’s Act and Ministry of Justice vetted
  • Full Drivers Licence



Desirable Requirements:

  • Current First Aid
  • Speak another language



Special Requirements:

  • Shift work – early shift, late shift and regular weekend work required
  • Willingness to undertake external supervision



Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in the Auckland Area
  • This is a fixed term position until 30th June 2021




If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: http://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/working-police  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply today!


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: http://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/working-police  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section. For further assistance, please click here.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Senior Sergeant Price by email at Sharon.Price@police.govt.nz  


Applications close at 5pm, Friday 14th February 2020