Private Sessions Facilitator

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 24-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/40982355
  • Job Title: Private Sessions Facilitator
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  • Summary:

Fixed-term for the duration of the Commission (2023)


The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care and Faith-based institutions is about people, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and their experiences of historical abuse and neglect in State care and in the care of Faith-based institutions.

The Commission was established on 1 February 2018 and our Chairperson is Judge Coral Shaw. Over the next three years, the Commission will listen to stories about the experiences of people in State-based and Faith-based care and examine ways to stop further abuse.

Our vision

“Transforming the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities.”

Private Sessions Facilitators are part of the Survivor Accounts team who are responsible for supporting survivors to share their stories with the Commission through confidential and private face-to-face meetings. Additional accounts are gathered through a written submission process and opportunities within the community. Survivor Accounts includes the Contact and Support Centre, the Private Sessions team and the Wellbeing team. We also work closely with Community Engagement, Policy and Research and the Treaty Engagement teams.

This is an exciting and career enhancing opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders.

What will you bring?

Our environment is challenging and fast paced, so first and foremost you will need to be resilient, and possess the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Experience of listening to sensitive information in a confidential listening environment
  • Demonstrated excellent organisational, information management and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of privacy, confidentiality and information security principles
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori
  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand
  • A legal, policy or research background is advantageous

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us on our journey?

The Royal Commission of Inquiry has a commitment to diversity. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences. We aim to ensure that each and every one of our people has a sense of belonging within our organisation.

To apply

Please include a cover letter with your application to

For any queries about this role, please contact

Applications close Tuesday, 3 March 2020.