Wellbeing Advisor

Royal Commission of Inquiry

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Auckland
  • Fixed-term to 2023
  • Full-time position (flexi working conditions)
  • Auckland

About the role

This role will be a part of a small team of wellbeing advisors that will provide advice and support to both staff working at the Royal Commission and survivors engaging with the Inquiry.

In collaboration with survivors and whanau, Wellbeing Advisors will work both directly with survivors and with external providers to complete wellbeing screening, assessment, manage short-term and crisis support to people who have experienced or been exposed to trauma. You will liaise with existing providers where required to create 'packages of care' or support.

You will also provide wellbeing support, peer supervision and clinical oversight to Royal Commission staff members and provide advice to managers about staff wellbeing.

You will also provide wellbeing advice and support for staff and survivors during times the Royal Commission will engage with survivors and the public via private sessions, public hearings and community engagement.

About you

You are a qualified mental health professional who has experience with and willing to work with a range of professionals from varying backgrounds. You will have proven clinical case management and supervision experience working across a range of cultures, communities, localities and environments.

In addition, you will bring the following:

  • 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
  • Supervision registration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong background or understanding of a trauma informed approach and how this can be applied within organisations
  • Cultural competency
  • Excellent relationship management
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Self-care
  • Willingness and able to travel
  • Working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ 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 - be it flexible hours, part time options, or Wellington or Auckland location arrangements.

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

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us?


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