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Position Title: Team Leader - Violence Intervention Programme
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (20hours/week)
Date Posted: 14/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 01/11/2020 11PM
Job #: 064273
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Violence Intervention Programme-Team Leader

  • Permanent 0.5FTE (20 hours per week)


About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region.  Our customers-patients, staff and communities – are at the forefront of everything we do.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

This is an exciting new opportunity to lead the Violence Intervention Programme in the Southern District. The Violence Intervention Programme (VIP) is a Ministry of Health programme that reduces the harm from family violence by implementing an early intervention programme by identifying family violence and child protection in the health settings.Travel around the district will be required and a full NZ driver licence is essential.


About You

We are seeking a clinician who is experienced in leading and managing teams and who is able to support and enable the team to deliver the Violence Intervention Programme in Southern.

You will be committed to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be actively engaging with the Māori community and stakeholders.

Previous experience working in a family violence and or child protection setting is essential. You will have a good knowledge of the Child Youth and their Families Act 1989 and Domestic Violence Act 1995 and its application health settings and be able to demonstrate understanding of family violence and the implications at all levels of society.

You will bring your experience and skills in building productive collaborative relationships with partners and have an ongoing focus on quality improvement. You will be highly motivated, innovative and able to work independently.

You will be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, and have excellent facilitation skills. You will be computer literate and be skilled at using the Microsoft suite, MS Teams and Sharepoint.

It is essential that you have a relevant health qualification, eg, nursing, allied health, self-motivated and practised at thinking outside the square, implementing quality improvement practices and identifying solutions to ensure system level changes occur.  Knowledge of quality improvement methodology and audit is desirable. 


Why Dunedin

Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life in Dunedin can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our teams enjoy the short commute to work and work-life balance is relaxed and affordable.  Dunedin offers an array of outdoor and recreational pursuits such as skiing, hunting, tramping, and much more all within 2-3 hours drive!


Closing Date: Sunday, 1 November 2020.

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying!

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, 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.

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