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, 489 KB]

Vacancies

CLINICAL WELLBEING ADVISOR (Learning Disability, Neurodiversity and Cognitive Impairment (LDNDCI) Specialist)

Fixed Term until December 2022

Full time

Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington) or Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) – we’ll be flexible for the right person

About the role:

We are looking for a seasoned, registered mental health practitioner to provide advice and support to survivors from within and connected to the learning (intellectual) disability, neurodiversity and cognitive impairment community, who engage with the Inquiry and share their experiences; ensuring they are supported appropriately and with empathy.

Working in collaboration with survivors and their whānau, you will complete wellbeing screening, assessments, and manage short-term and crisis support to people who have experienced or been exposed to trauma via a telephone-based engagement.

You will liaise with existing wellbeing providers where required to create ‘packages of care’ or support and seek a range of safeguarding activities and responses, including supported decision making, that promote and protect the human rights, wellbeing and culture of disabled people and vulnerable adults that is respectful, culturally responsive and recognises the diverse needs of disabled people and vulnerable adults at risk of abuse and neglect.

From time to time, you will also engage with survivors and the public via private sessions, public hearings and community engagement to provide wellbeing support.

About you:

As a qualified and experienced LDNDCI mental health professional, you will thrive in a multidisciplinary environment with a range of professionals from varying backgrounds. You will have proven case management experience working across a range of cultures, communities, localities and environments. This may include experience working in prisons.

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. 

In addition, you will bring:

  • Experience working with the learning (intellectual) disability, neurodiversity and cognitive impairment community
  • Experience working 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 is a requirement for this role
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Strong background or understanding of a trauma informed approach and how this can be applied within organisations
  • Strong knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga Māori, including a working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Ability to travel.

In return you will get to work with some truly passionate and talented individuals within the largest Royal Commission New Zealand has ever seen.  We also have some attractive employee benefits, and a truly flexible working environment.

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 04 July 2021

For more information 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 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.

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

Wellbeing Advisor Position Description LDNDCI June 2021

MEDIA ADVISOR

  • Fixed term role until June 2023
  • 80k – 109k per annum
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wellington or Auckland based

Our values are:

Aroha, Transparency, Fairness and Balance, Independence and Determination

We are currently seeking a Media Advisor to join our Communications team in our Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry whānau. This is your opportunity to join an organisation passionate about making a difference. We are looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in state and faith-based care, and we can make recommendations about how New Zealand can better care for them.

As a Media Advisor you will be responsible for proactive and reactive media engagement, which means you will have a strong news nous to recognise appropriate content for media coverage. You will work with media organisations to help them tell the stories of people presenting evidence to the Commission. You will work with the Media Manager on media strategies and plans. You will be the central point of contact for media liaison at public hearings. You may be required to travel for this role.

Key skills and experiences:

Some key skills and experiences we are looking for include (but not limited to):

  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to relate to, influence and gain the confidence of a diverse range of stakeholders
  • 4+ years’ experience working in the media or in media relations (or similar), and crisis/risk management
  • Strong news nous and ability to build relationships
  • Good writing skills
  • Proven ability to both proactively and reactively engage with media to ensure strategic, consistent and informed media coverage

About us:

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry 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 can make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

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

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.

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements.

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.

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

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, Monday 13 September 2021

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

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