The Nelson City Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-31 is now open for consultation. You have probably seen that The Elma Turner Library redevelopment project is part of a key issue identified as a priority in the consultation document and we’d really like to hear from community groups around the city on our proposal for a new library precinct, which includes building a new, larger, five star Green Star rated library on the corner of Halifax and Trafalgar Streets. I know that it is often those individuals who use the library services the most that can find it difficult to make a submission. As Volunteer Nelson members work closely with these individuals, we encourage you to make a submission as an individual or group. These submissions will help us get a better sense of what is important to you and so we can hear your ideas for the future of our library and our city. Please note, all feedback is considered public under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, so it may be published and made available to elected members and the public. Public submissions must be received by 21 April 2021. For more information and to make a submission please visit shape.nelson.govt.nz.
We are looking for a part time (approximately 24 hours per week with potential to increase) to work alongside our current Case Managers in the Nelson office. This will be to provide support and advocacy for people who have been sexually harmed, and their whanau if necessary in the Nelson region. The support may be phone support or face to face and may occasionally include urgent support (but not out of hours work). The support will be emotional and practical.
The role will involve working alongside people of all genders to access supports they need, and to make referrals to other agencies when necessary, including to ACC Sensitive Claims counsellors. This will include advocating for clients according to their need.
The successful person will have an up to date knowledge of information regarding sexual harm, police procedures and court processes and would preferably have a background in either social work or counselling. A background in mental health would also be useful. They will easily develop relationships with clients and with other agencies including Police, Refuge, Schools, Court staff, Oranga Tamariki etc. They will have a proven record of maintaining confidentiality and will be happy working on their own and as part of a team in a client led, non-judgemental way. They will have a high level of written and spoken English and will have experience of writing and maintaining appropriate client records using a client management system.
The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and how this applies and guides our behaviour and interventions.
Applicants must hold a full driver’s license and be entitled to work in New Zealand. They must have lived a violence free life for at least three years.
The hours would preferably be worked over 3 days, but there is flexibility around this.
If you believe you have the skills and passion to provide this support and be part of an amazing team which covers the West Coast, Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact mailto:[email protected] for further information or to receive a full job description and application form, or phone the SASH office on 03 548 2407. Application will be by submitting a completed application form, cover letter and CV
Closing date for applications will be Sunday 14th March 2021
Article type: Job Vacancies and Volunteer Opportunities
Contact Name: Emma Brazendale
Contact Phone: 03-5482407
Contact Email: [email protected]