We currently have the following vacancy to fill:
  • Whānau Resilience Kaimahi

Please see further details below


This is a full-time position, and as a Whanau Resilience Kaimahi you will be expected to support a caseload of up to 10 whanau who are experiencing family violence.

You will utilise a whanau ora approach and work alongside whanau to develop tailored plans for them that support them towards living violence-free lives.

You will be working with whanau within the NZ Police Christchurch Metropolitan District.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-agency pilot (Whanau Resilience Services), that will also involve some elements of ongoing evaluation and design that you will participate in and contribute to.

Ultimately, the Whanau Resilience Services aims to build strong, resilient communities where whanau are supported to live violence free lives and where violence for following generations is eliminated.

You must:

  • Be an experienced social service professional and have experience with working in the family violence field
  • Have a full, clean NZ driver’s licence
  • Have a clean criminal record and be compliant under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014
  • Be able to legally work in NZ
  • Be computer literate – competent in the use of Microsoft Office and databases would be an advantage
  • Be able to evaluate, reflect and help to develop the service as it continues
  • Be able to participate in the development of, and contribute to, the body of knowledge about what works for Māori/service recipients and their whānau

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • Are familiar with the local community and who can respond in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Possess a tertiary qualification in Social Work or similar and/or is a Registered Social Worker
  • Can work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Have a sound understanding of te reo me ngā tikanga Maori and kaupapa Maori values and principles

Please Note: applications for this position will close at 5pm on Wednesday 30 October.

For further information about the role above, please email Tania Curtis (HR Manager) on:

Or if you would like to submit your cv in consideration, please do so via this link: Register here 

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