Team Leader Family Harm Prevention Programmes


Our Family Harm Prevention Team provides individual and group programmes to adults and young people seeking to build safe and respectful family relationships.

We are seeking an exceptional practitioner, qualified in social work or an allied field, with a sound analysis of family harm and child abuse and neglect, well-versed in group work and fully committed to the wellbeing of whānau and families. In addition, as team leader, you will affirm and grow a great team culture, and foster collegiality across the agency. As a member of the agency Leadership Team you will join in the work of the strategic leadership of the agency to ensure the agency continues to thrive into the future.

You will  be able to demonstrate:

  • sound understanding of the contexts of intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect
  • excellent facilitation and group work skills
  • cultural confidence including an understanding of Te Ao Maori principles
  • experience providing effective supervision, and supporting others to strengthen practice
  • responsiveness to the wellbeing aspirations and interests of and whānau and families
  • the ability to establish and grow effective relationships with stakeholders
  • a very high standard of personal integrity and reliability
  • an absolute commitment to non-violence and respect in your personal and professional life

The role is full time (hours negotiable) and includes occasional evening group work.

Jigsaw Whanganui provides a highly supportive and nurturing team environment, and is committed to growing excellent practice.  We are offering an attractive remuneration package that includes professional development support and generous leave provisions.

Applications close noon Friday 1 December 2023 

Applications will be responded to as they are received.