The Royal Commission of Inquiry is committed to conducting its work with sensitivity and empathy.

Employing people from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experience is vital to helping the Inquiry in its work. 

From time to time the Commission receives applications from people who may have criminal convictions in their past. Given the nature and subject of our work, the Commission considers these on a case-by-case basis. 

We know that suffering abuse in care can have consequences across a person’s life. Sometimes the effects are crime and incarceration.

Because of the consequences of abuse in care, many people are unable to break that cycle. Hiring people with previous convictions is one way to change that. 

However, we take our obligations to survivors seriously and aim to do no harm.

For more information, please contact recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

If you are interested in working for the Inquiry this page lists the current vacancies and instructions on how to apply.

 

For an application form, please click here: Application Form [DOCX, 282 KB]

Planning and Support Lead, fixed term to 2023, Wellington

Fixed term to 2023

Wellington

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

The Royal Commission’s work has been divided in to a series of investigation topics that, when combined, will answer the Terms of Reference for the Commission.  Each investigation is led by an assigned Counsel Assist who leads a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, researchers and other specialists to address our terms of reference as they relate to the investigation topic.

As part of these teams, we are recruiting Planning and Support Leads to support the Counsel Assist responsible for each investigation.  Reporting to the Programme Lead, this position requires a highly organised and experienced project planner who is familiar with a range of project planning frameworks and tools.  You will use your experience to support Counsel Assist in formulating project plans, setting and monitoring project budgets and ensuring that timeframes are adhered to.  This is a critical role and requires strong relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a diverse team.

You’ll bring:

  • A desire to see the Commission’s investigations succeed;
  • An eye for detail and a flexible working attitude;
  • An ability to form effective working relationships;
  • Planning, scheduling and risk management experience;
  • Excellent reporting skills;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; and
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

We offer a competitive salary and you'll love our energetic team culture. We promote, and support flexibility. For more information please see our website.

 

This is a fast-paced role that will get you finding solutions for our unique organisation, and an exciting opportunity for an energetic, self-starter. Will you join us on our journey? 

About us:

 

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions was established in February 2018 and is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future, and we value diversity in the workforce.

 

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work – be it flexible hours, part time options, or Wellington or Auckland location arrangements.

 

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

 

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

How to Apply:

Please submit your Application Form, CV and cover letter via Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

For a copy of the application form, please click here

 For any queries about this role, please refer to the position description or contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

Applications close: 11.59pm,  Sunday 22 September 2020

Planning and Support Lead position description Sept 2020

Wellbeing Advisor, fixed term to 2023, Auckland

Fixed Term to 2023

Full time position (flexi working conditions)  
Auckland

About the role:

This role will be a part of a small team of wellbeing advisors that will provide advice and support to both staff working at the Royal Commission and survivors engaging with the Inquiry.  

In collaboration with survivors and whanau, Wellbeing Advisors will work both directly with survivors and with external providers to complete wellbeing screening, assessment, manage short-term and crisis support to people who have experienced or been exposed to trauma.   You will liaise with existing providers where required to create ‘packages of care’ or support.  

You will also provide wellbeing support, peer supervision and clinical oversight to Royal Commission staff members and provide advice to managers about staff wellbeing.

 

You will also provide wellbeing advice and support for staff and survivors during times the Royal commission will engage with survivors and the public via private sessions, public hearings and community engagement.

 

About you:

You are a qualified mental health professional who has experience with and willing to work with a range of professionals from varying backgrounds.  You will have proven clinical case management and supervision experience working across a range of cultures, communities, localities and environments. 

 

In addition, you will bring:

  • Proven history of conducting mental health screening and assessment and providing short-term support, including crisis support to people who have experienced trauma
  • Current practising certificate
  • Supervision registration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong background or understanding of a trauma informed approach and how this can be applied within organisations
  • Cultural competency
  • Excellent relationship management
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Self-care
  • Willingness and able to travel
  • Working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions was established in February 2018 and is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future, and we value diversity in the workforce.

 

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work – be it flexible hours, part time options, or Wellington or Auckland location arrangements.

 

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

 

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

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

Applications close: Tuesday 22 September 2020

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our  website or contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

Wellbeing Advisor position description

Investigators - Māori Communities, fixed term to 2023, Auckland

Duration: Fixed Term until 2023
Hours: Full time
Location: Auckland

 

About the role:

The role of Investigator is a pivotal and challenging one. You will be responsible for ensuring that investigations apply an approach informed by tikanga and te reo Māori. Of relevance to this role is your ability to engage with Maori Communities.

 

You will also be responsible for completing investigations into a range of issues, working in multi-disciplinary teams with lawyers, researchers, and policy advisors to gather and analyse information, and prepare evidence for public hearings. This is an exciting and career enhancing opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders. 

 

As an experienced investigator, you will be resilient and model high standards of ethics.

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Investigation experience, preferably from a similar environment
  • Strong knowledge of te reo me ona tikanga Māori
  • Experience working in high performing teams
  • Experience in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori in practice
  • Demonstrated experience in investigative interviewing including interviewing survivors of abuse
  • Experience gathering, analysing and presenting information and the ability to apply critical thinking to complex and varied information
  • Robust communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori 
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

 

It is also desirable that you have all or some of the following:

  • Confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches
  • Show knowledge that is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A demonstrated understanding of trauma informed approaches. 

 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions was established in February 2018 and is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of state and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future, and we value diversity in the workforce.

 

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

 

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome - we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective. We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and who are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

 

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

 

How to apply:

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz 

CLICK HERE  for a copy of the application form

Applications close: 11:59pm, Thursday 01 October 2020

Please note: We will be reviewing and processing applications as they come in.

For more information please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

Investigator Maori Communities position description August 2020

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