Here at Shine we provide a range of effective, practical and innovative services that help thousands of adults and children affected by domestic abuse every year. We help both directly and indirectly through our frontline services and our professional training programmes.

2 x Advocates | Safety First

We are looking for two experienced social work advocates/practitioners, who have specialist knowledge of intimate partner violence and family violence to provide advocacy and support to these individuals and families. You will use a multi-skilled and community-connected approach to provide resources and information to women and children. Note that one role is permanent and the other is fixed term for 6 months to cover parental leave.

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

  • A degree level qualification relevant to the social services sector (Social Work, Counselling, Women’s Studies, psychology)
  • An understanding of the causes and dynamics of intimate partner violence with clear gender analysis
  • 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
  • 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 you will need to have flexibility to work between 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday.
    • Shine requires a commitment to living a violence free lifestyle, personally and professionally.

      So, if you have the skills and experience to provide a high-quality service to those affected by domestic abuse please APPLY VIA SEEK or for more information email: asking for either the permanent or the fixed term (6 months) role profile.

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

“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.”