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Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator

Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator


  • Permanent, full-time position

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join our district Violence Intervention Programme.

About the opportunity

In this role, you will use your understanding of family violence and child protection in the context of the health care sector to train and support SDHB staff on Family Violence and Child Protection issues.

You will be implementing the Violence Intervention Programme (VIP) - a Ministry of Health programme - that reduces the harm from family violence by implementing an early intervention programme; identifying family violence and child protection in the health settings.

The role also involves establishing and maintaining regular contact with key community child protection, family violence intervention agencies and stakeholders to ensure collaborative management of family violence concerns and at risk/vulnerable children.

About you

Other key skills/knowledge for this position include the following:

  • Experience in delivering adult education
  • The ability to review and develop policies and guidelines
  • Self-motivation, the ability to prioritise time and resources and think outside the square
  • Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi, Whānau Ora and implications in clinical practice
  • The ability to implement quality improvement practices along with knowledge of quality improvement methodology and audit is desirable
  • Computer literacy (including using Microsoft office products and MS team) and experienced in using databases and patient management systems
  • Knowledge of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and Domestic Violence Act 1995 along with other relevant legislation and its application in health settings
  • The ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to support, influence and motivate others

You will be a registered social worker, nurse, midwife, or other registered health professional with a current practising certificate, a full clean driver's licence and the ability to be flexible to allow district travel as required.

About Southern DHB

When you work with Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) you're part of something quite special. We support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

Why Southland

You will be based on site at Southland Hospital where it takes 10-15 minutes to get anywhere in town and there's plenty of free parking on site. If you want to be part of a large, diverse organisation committed to excellence but don't want the big city headaches why not consider all that is on offer here and gain a better work life balance for you and your family.

Closing date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor - Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: