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Position Title: Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0
Date Posted: 01/04/2019
Application Closing Date: 22/04/2019 11PM
Job #: 058335
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Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator


  • Permanent, fulltime position

We have an opportunity for someone to join our district Violence Intervention Programme!


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 our clinical 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 early intervention by recognising family violence and child protection in the health settings. You will be using your understanding of family violence and / or child protection in the context of the health care sector to train and support our clinical staff.


As you will be training staff, experience in delivering adult education is essential.


You are a self-motivated person, 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.


You will be able to prioritise your work, time and resources in the most efficient way to achieve your goals and that of the team.


You will be computer literate and experienced in using databases and patient management systems.


You will establish regular contact with key community child protection and family violence intervention agencies to ensure collaborative management of family violence concerns and at risk / vulnerable children.


Ideally you will have a wealth of life experience and the ability to relate to people from wide range of backgrounds.  As you will be working with internal staff, rural hospitals and external agencies, it is essential that you have exceptional communication skills and, where appropriate, use your natural ability to influence and motivate others.


You will be knowledgeable 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’ll be a registered health professional with a current APC, a full clean driver’s licence and the ability to be flexible to allow district travel as required.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2019


For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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