At Women’s Refuge our mission is to liberate women, children, family and whanau from family violence by providing quality services and social commentary.

 

The National Collective of Independent Womens Refuges is the umbrella organisation of 40 independent Womens Refuges across New Zealand. Each refuge has specific support needs and application requirements, to learn more about positions available please see current vacancies.

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Please note you must be living in New Zealand – and qualify to work in New Zealand – to apply for a position at Women’s Refuge.

The organisation and affiliates are supported by a valued team comprised of both paid and volunteer positions.

  • We provide our team with training and on-going support to assist in learning about our organisation and the work that we do.
  • We are proud to have a strong commitment to both the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi and parallel development.
  • We are also fully committed to the importance of Equal Employment Opportunities.

We believe in our people; we believe in our values:

  • Whakapapa: Relationships built on kinship and reciprocity.
  • Tikanga: Practicing with integrity.
  • Wairua: Honoring diversity.
  • Tapu: Promoting self-understanding and development.
  • Mauri: Maintenance of the individual identity and values within a collective.
  • Mana: Inspirational leadership.

Why Women’s Refuge?

“The reason I do this is because unlike hundreds of women here in New Zealand I can go home at the end of the day, they can’t”

Lita

“You’re not just part of a team, you’re part of a whanau here. Lots of laughing happens around here”

Lita

“I come to work everyday to try and make change”

Lita

Current Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies at NCIWR. 

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If you are interested in working for a Refuge please explore the options below to find vacancies in your area.

Auckland

Support Worker Leased Accommodation
Te Atawhai Nui Transitional Housing – Grey Lynn

Kaimahi
Te Atawhai Nui Transitional Housing – Grey Lynn

  • Registered Social Worker, working with Wahine and Tamariki within the Transitional House and After Care in the Community, Monday to Friday 0800-1800
  • Desirable characteristics – Prepared to support colleagues, speak Te Reo or willing to learn
  • Closing date: Open until suitable candidate appointed
  • Contact person: Frances Fergusson Kaiwhakahaere@tewhareaio.govt.nz
  • Job Description
  • Application Form

Canterbury

Crisis Line Responder 
Te Whare Hauora, Christchurch

    • Te Whare Hauora (Otautahi Women’s Refuge) is here to empower and support whanau Maori and communities who choose a life free from violence and abuse in all its forms and is looking to add a Kaitiaki Support worker to the organisation. Be part of the only refuge kaupapa service in the South Island; by Maori for Maori.
    • We are looking for resilient, self-aware individuals who can provide on call support and advice in a rostered role and who have strong Te Ao Maori values. The Te Whare Haoura crisis line operates 24/7 so it is important that any kaimahai in this position understand the flexibility that is required to meet the demands of this position.
    • In this role you will: respond to crisis line calls and to provide information, support, and advice to those callers, have knowledge and experience with risk assessment, protection / parenting orders, case management and peer support.
    • This is a full time role with shift work which will require you to work nights and weekends. You will need to be available from 8.30am-4.30pm for the first weeks of your employment to carry out training.

Please visit seek for full job description and application. 

Seek link: https://www.seek.co.nz/job/53806833

Kaitiaki Support (Community) 
Te Whare Hauora, Christchurch

    • Te Whare Hauora (Otautahi Women’s Refuge) is here to empower and support whanau Maori and communities who choose a life free from violence and abuse in all its forms and is looking to add a Kaitiaki Support worker to the organisation. Be part of the only refuge kaupapa service in the South Island; by Maori for Maori.
    • We are looking for a strong professional service person who can provide support and guidance and who has strong Te Ao Maori values.
    • This is an excellent opportunity for someone who already has strong experience or the relevant qualifications who is whanau centric in their approach.

Contact person: Call Katie for a confidential chat 021 844 444

Seek link: https://www.seek.co.nz/job/53399779