Vacancies

Shine is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of domestic violence support and prevention services. Since 1990 Shine has helped thousands of adult and child victims become safe and stay safe, raised awareness and recognition of domestic violence, and delivered training programmes to help prevent and eliminate harm and violence in the home.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Director Shine FV Education Services

Presbyterian Support Northern has a vision of ‘A better life for everyone’ and Shine is a leading specialist family violence service provider. The services include crisis intervention, safe houses and children impacted by family violence. The Shine FV Education Services Team provides a range of highly regarded education-related services: from DVFREE – a consultancy, training and ‘tick’ accreditation for businesses (including public service organisations and some major banks and insurers), to fees for service or government-funded family violence-specific education for professionals and those in the community who may encounter people who are experiencing, at risk of, or using, family violence.

The role

This role reports directly to the Chief Executive but is not on the PSN Leadership Team. It has a team of around 10 staff and leads the strategic development of the Shine Family Violence (FV) Education Services, including the design of new programmes/services – both for fee paying and social change initiatives.

Your requirements

The successful candidate for the role will have a sound track record in business / commercial development but be able to relate these skills successfully into the social enterprise space. The current mix of services have an education and advisory related set of commercial and education services. We are looking for a leader who is able to develop opportunities, be creative, and form commercial partnerships to generate revenue for the service delivery of Shine. We are looking for a leader who can easily collaborate with peers across the organisation so everyone’s efforts are complementary and is great with staff. The role allows considerable delegation to develop initiatives under the Chief Executive, but not in a silo manner.

Please note that the Chief Executive retains the right to bring a particularly strong candidate through to Panel interview more quickly.

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Apply now via SEEK or email recruitment@psn.org.nz for more information.

Applications close 8 October 2021

If you have the skills and experience, then we would like to hear from you. Apply now or contact us for more information.

For more information or for a role profile please email recruitment@psn.org.nz

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Advocate

At Shine we provide a range of effective, practical and innovative services to help thousands of adults and children affected by family violence every year. We are looking for experienced social workers or advocate/practitioners, who have specialist knowledge of intimate partner violence and family violence to provide advocacy and support to victims and their whānau.

The aim of Shine’s advocacy approach is to promote the safety and wellbeing of victims and their whānau. This means meeting victims’ basic needs for family, community and cultural support, financial and housing stability, food, learning and employment, access to equitable and responsive services, and safety and security. Meeting these needs is integral to victims’ long-term protection from harm and their ability to be self-determining.

The role

The aim of Shine’s advocacy approach is to promote the safety and wellbeing of victims and their whānau. This means meeting victims’ basic needs for family, community and cultural support, financial and housing stability, food, learning and employment, access to equitable and responsive services, and safety and security. Meeting these needs is integral to victims’ long-term protection from harm and their ability to be self-determining.  

Your requirements

This isn’t your everyday job, so you will need to have:

  • A degree-level qualification relevant to the social services sector (Social Work qualification)
  • An understanding of the causes and dynamics of intimate partner violence with clear gender analysis
  • A working understanding of statutory requirements of Oranga Tamariki and the New Zealand Police
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Tenacity and determination; and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Commitment to developing and maintaining networks in the community
  • Knowledge of legal and social systems and community resources and how to use them
  • Skills with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and a willingness to develop experience in other applications.
  • Current or recent accreditation to run MOJ programs for adults & children or be eligible to become accredited.
  • Flexibility around days and hours is required and location.

You will need to be able to work a 5-day week between 7am – 7pm Monday to Sunday. Weekend work is reimbursed accordingly.

Apply Now

If you have the skills and experience to provide a high-quality service to those affected by family violence, Apply now via SEEK or email recruitment@psn.org.nz for more information.

Applications close 12 October 2021

If you are interested in working for Shine, please check back regularly for current job vacancies or use the search tool on SEEK to be notified.

“If I had taken up the course sooner, I would not have ended up in my current situation. This programme has changed my perspective towards domestic violence.”

— No Excuses participant

“I’m the safest I’ve ever felt. I’m now sleeping through the night. I walk freely without fear. He knows there’s a whole lot of support for me and he can’t do it anymore.”

— a Shine client

“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!”

— a Shine client

“I feel good that I know if something happens, I can go to my friend’s house. I talk to mum more about what might happen if dad comes to our house.”

— 11-year-old KIDshine client

“I am blessed and grateful to be here (at Shine's refuge) cause I wouldn‘t know where to go or how I’d even cope stuck in the circle of being hurt and abused. Shine has saved my daughter and me.”

— a Shine refuge client

“Since I came to Shine's refuge I felt safe. The staff members are very welcoming and supportive. I know I have a place where I can feel safe and call home. The staff at Shine always help me with the things I need. They are amazing. THANK YOU.”

— a Shine refuge client

“Staying at the Shine Refuge has been an absolute life changing experience for myself and my daughters. I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am for the enormous amount of help we have received from the ladies at the house.”

— a Shine refuge client

“Thank you very much to Shine, who provided such an opportunity to be a better, more informed youth worker to the young people and whānau I work with around the issues of domestic violence.”

— a Shine client

“The support we got from Shine felt like being airlifted to safety. Shine's help affected us in many positive ways – we regained our peace-of-mind, felt secure, and started to feel much safer while asleep at night.”

— a Shine client

“This is by no means an easy job, with the volunteers having to face very sensitive situations head on. Shine’s volunteers get a chance to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by domestic violence.”

— a Shine team member

“Today, my daughter and I are safe. I feel that I’m alive because of support from the Shine Helpline. ”

— a Shine client

“When I got to the Shine refuge with my boys, I felt an enormous weight lift off me. I realised how much anxiety and fear I had been carrying around for so long. Shine helped me get a Protection Order and Parenting Order against S. Within days, I began sleeping and eating normally again.”

— a Shine refuge client