Wellbeing Manager

Royal Commission of Inquiry

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Multiple Location Options

You will lead a small team of wellbeing advisors based in Wellington and Auckland, who provide and facilitate wellbeing support to survivors.

Type: Fixed-term for the life of the Commission (Until 2023)
Hours: Full-time
Location: Wellington or Auckland

Together we can transform the way, we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities. How? It's our people. We're more than average people, and we're not all the same. Not only do we welcome diversity, we thrive on it - join us and you can make a difference too.

Reporting to the Head of Survivor Accounts, this is a significant leadership role which will see you providing leadership, support, problem-solving, advice and crisis management strategies that enable the Commission to deliver best practice wellbeing support plans for our survivors.

You will lead a small team of wellbeing advisors based in Wellington and Auckland, who provide and facilitate wellbeing support to survivors engaging with the Royal Commission, and you will establish and maintain positive relationships with our external wellbeing providers and stakeholders.

To be successful in this position:

  • Have proven people leadership experience in a clinical environment in either healthcare or social agencies
  • A clinical psychology or similar background
  • Have extensive experience in dealing with survivors of trauma and a strong background and understanding of a trauma informed approach
  • Bring a proven history of conducting mental health screening and assessment; and providing short-term support, including crisis support to people who have experienced trauma
  • Be resilient and adaptable in the face of changing needs and requirements
  • Champion best practice wellbeing management
  • Demonstrate your understanding and experience in working in accordance with the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles
  • Have a track record of providing advice, training and support to enhance wellbeing that keeps survivors at the centre of everything we do
  • Be an excellent communicator and builder of relationships within your own team and across the Commission and with external service providers and stakeholders
  • Balance your operational knowledge and familiarity with how technology can enhance implementation and enable reporting and measurement of initiatives
  • Have a strong respect for developing, maintaining and improving processes and systems that enable the delivery of wellbeing support and initiatives within the Wellbeing portfolio

We can offer the following:

  • Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements
  • We have a commitment to diversity
  • Access to corporate health fund discounts and a banking package with Westpac
  • Opportunity to work with passionate and a supportive team

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

How to apply:

See the attachments below for a copy of the Position Description and Application Form.

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

Applications close 11.59pm Sunday, 29 November 2020.

For more information please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

About us

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions 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 will make recommendations aimed at stopping this happening in the future.

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.

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.

We welcome applications from disabled people, including people with mental, psychological, or social disabilities, and make reasonable accommodations.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

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