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.

We are looking for 2 x Social Workers on Auckland’s North Shore, 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.

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

  • A Social Work degree
  • 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 or be eligible to become accredited.

We have one full time and one part time (20 hours per week) role available.  One role will be covering parental leave so will be for a fixed term.  We are open to looking at a mix of hours that will allow us to provide an effective service,ie: potentially part-time maternity cover and a full-time permanent position, or another combination that will work for our business needs. 

Flexibility around days and hours is required and you will need to have flexibility to work between 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday (rostered in advance).
Shine requires a commitment to living a violence free lifestyle, personally and professionally.

If you have the skills and experience to provide a high-quality service to those affected by domestic abuse apply via SEEK.

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Shine is launching a new team, Te Kakano Tumanako in the western suburbs of central Auckland.  This is a new frontline service that will work with all members of a family/whanau in an intensive collaborative way within the team and with other professionals. The team will consist of 6 Safety Practitioners (2 x Children’s, 2 x Men’s, 2 x Women’s) and a registered Psychologist.

Social Workers/Safety Practitioners

We are seeking Women's, 2 Children's and 2  Men's Social Workers / Safety Practitioners - professionals with relevant qualifications or very strong family violence specialised experience to be part of a team who will be testing the efficacy of this innovative, evolving and intensive frontline service that is being provided to all members of a family/whanau. Members of this team will work in close collaboration with other community and statutory partners within a multi-agency framework.
To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • A degree level qualification relevant to the social sector or very strong family violence specialised experience.
  • A good understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children and clarity about the responsibility and accountability required of those who have perpetrated abuse
     Working knowledge and understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the application of these in client practice and within the workplace.
  • Experience of working with and successfully engaging with clients who have associated complex needs.
  • Experience of using a range of client intervention and therapeutic approaches.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with cultural groups and lifestyles different from your own.
  • Clarity about professional and personal boundaries.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications, client management systems and a willingness to develop further skills.
  • Very well developed skills in case noting using recognised models of practice.
  • Excellent conflict and crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations.
  • A clean driver’s licence and reliable vehicle.

This is a full-time role and you must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as and when required. Shine requires a commitment to living a violence free lifestyle, both personally and professionally.

For a detailed role profile, please email
Apply now on SEEK

“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