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.

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTTIQA+ and disabled communities including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations. Diversity is our legacy and our future, and we value diversity in the workforce.

We’re 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 an application form, please click here: Application Form [DOCX, 284 KB]

Support Specialist (Contact and Support Centre)

Fixed term until January 2023

Full Time (40 hours)

Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington)

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

This is your opportunity to work in a team aiming to make a difference for future generations of Aotearoa New Zealanders.  Your responsibilities will include using a trauma informed approach with survivors, whānau, advocates and other impacted parties to understand their individual circumstances and facilitate appropriate supports and services to meet those needs, capturing and recording information in a Case Management System and maintaining complete, accurate and up to date information throughout the process.

As a Support Specialist, you will play a pivotal role within the Contact Centre team ensuring survivors, victims and other impacted parties are listened to and supported.  We offer extended phone hours for our survivors and you may be required to start earlier or finish later.

On any given day, you may hear stories about peoples experience in care that are challenging.  Your role will be to listen and provide support throughout the process of people giving their accounts. 

What will you bring?

This role will allow you to utilise all your skills, whilst also giving you the opportunity developing new skills.  The 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 with Case Management Systems.
  • Experience of working within a Trauma Informed Framework.
  • Previous Case Management experience, preferably in a Health Service Environment.
  • A background in Social Work, Mental Health, or Counselling could be an advantage. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, relationship management and the ability to positively influence others.   
  • Ability to deal with people from all walks of life.
  • Confidence in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori. 

There’s a lot of mahi to do and there will be challenges along the way, so we’re looking for a resilient person who can manage competing priorities.  It’s also critical to us that you bring kaupapa, tikanga and reo Māori approaches to your work and ensure that Te Tiriti o Waitangi underpins what we do. 

 

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

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

 

In return you will get to work for the largest Royal Commission New Zealand has ever seen; in an organisation made up of passionate and talented individuals working to create an amazing internal culture. We also have some attractive employee benefits, and a truly flexible working environment.

 

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 Aotearoa New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTTIQA+ 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: 5:00pm, Thursday 15 April 2021

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

Job description: To review the full job description, please click below.

Application form: For a copy of the application form, please click here

Support Specialist Position Description

Communications Manager, fixed term until 2023, Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington)

Duration: Fixed Term until 2023
Hours: Full time
Location: Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington)

 

About the role:

Here is your opportunity to help lead our Communications Team. You will work with a great team of dedicated people and other senior leaders aiming to make a difference for future generations of New Zealanders. 

You will lead strategic communications advice and engagement on a diverse portfolio, operating in a fast-paced environment. It is paramount that you apply an approach informed by tikanga and te ao Māori.

You’ll also demonstrate strong experience leading people, solving problems and creating opportunities as part of a great team. Your energy, proactive mindset and strong customer focus will help the Communications Team successfully deliver on the organisation’s outcomes. In this role, no two days are the same! 

 

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Significant expertise in internal (or similar), strategic communications and crisis and risk management, possibly in an inquiry setting
  • Technical expertise and proven experience in media and/or public relations and reaching diverse audiences through engagement strategies
  • Related tertiary or professional qualification in media studies, communications, or public relations
  • Leadership skills and strong judgment in dealing with complex and sensitive issues
  • Strong knowledge and experience of te reo me ona tikanga Māori and te reo Māori in practice
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand

 

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

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

 

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, Sunday 25 April 2021

For more information, or for assistance in applying, please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions 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 will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

 

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTTIQA+ 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.

 

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

 

Communications Manager Job Description

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