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Working with Shakti will provide you with a good insight into various ethnic communities as well as the mainstream, Maori and Pacific Island communities in New Zealand. We consider Passion and Commitment towards the cause of bringing about social change as the single most deciding factor for employment. Of course, that means dedication and determination to work from the heart, especially to help achieve the overall well-being of disadvantaged ethnic women and children and thereby ethnic families.

We also welcome Volunteers and Student Placements all year round!

URGENTLY REQUIRED: 

  • Service & Operations Manager – National Position Based in Auckland
  • Social Workers – Auckland
  • Funding Officer (Part-Time)  – Auckland
  • Administration Manager – Counselling Services (National Position Based in Auckland)
  • Volunteers (to support our social workers) – multiple locations

 

POSITION: SERIVCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER (Full-Time)

This position is based in Auckland but the person will be responsible for service delivery and operations, nationally. Past work experience in women’s organisations in New Zealand / overseas will be an advantage. Appropriate training will be provided to the right candidate.

Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • Having social work or community development background would be preferred
  • Being able to travel around the country flexibly
  • Passion to work and actively advocate for women’s and human rights’ issues
  • Ability to oversee the activities of around 45 staff excluding volunteers nation-wide
  • Good people management, networking, and lobbying skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including report writing
  • Adequate computer skills especially Microsoft programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Outstanding administrative skills, being able to coordinate and manage organisation activities nationally
  • Being multi-lingual with fluency in at least 1 spoken Asian, African, or Middle-Eastern language apart from English
  • Having a valid NZ driving license and own vehicle

Additional Attributes:

  • Operate from a women’s rights perspective
  • Passionate about working with women and children
  • Have a vision for better future for ethnic women and children in New Zealand
  • Fair understanding of working in a cross-cultural environment
  • Willingness to learn and be open to feedback

Application procedures: Interested applicants are requested to email their Cover letter and CV to the HR team, at hrd@shakti.org.nz

NZ Residency or Citizenship will be an advantage. Please state your visa status while responding.

 

POSITION: SOCIAL WORKERS – AUCKLAND

Shakti Community Council Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of migrant refugee women and families of Asian, Middle Eastern and African origins. Led by ethnic women for ethnic women, we work to enhance social justice, women’s rights and contribute to safer ethnic communities.

To respond to the increasing demand for our services, we are looking at expanding our staff pool of Social Work. We have 1 position open in the North shore area and 1 position in the South Auckland area. We also have 1 position in Wellington

Responsibilities include:

  • Family Violence crisis response and management. Includes crisis attendance, assessment, case planning, advocacy, goal development and implementation keeping safety as paramount.
  • Attending supervision, internal and external meetings as and when required
  • Being ethical and empathetic
  • Being culturally competent, be open to training and further development
  • Keeping up with required policies and standards of practice including client paperwork documentation and reporting

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have an educational background in Social work
  • Be philosophically aligned with Shakti’s area of work
  • Be passionate about working with women and children and ensuring their safety while promoting women’s empowerment
  • Be available to work based on a roster for crisis attendance
  • Be able to work well under pressure; prioritise effectively and be confident in making decisions that impact on clients’ wellbeing
  • Be a good team player and support team mates proactively when required
  • Open to understanding the complex dynamics surrounding family and gender-based violence and have a women’s rights perspective
  • Have a fair understanding of working in a cross cultural environment
  • Fluent in at least one Asian, Middle Eastern or African language (Hindi/Mandarin/ Cantonese speakers will have an advantage)
  • Have a full driving license
  • Be excellent in spoken and written English language skills

NZ Residency or Citizenship will be an advantage. Please state your visa status while responding.

Selected candidates will be provided with full training. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and work experience. If interested, please email your CV & covering letter to hrd@shakti.org.nz

 

POSITION: FUNDING OFFICER –  AUCKLAND (Part-Time)

SHAKTI is looking for someone who can advocate and develop funding and fundraising opportunities for the organisation.

Skills /Qualifications Required:

  • Ideally have a degree in business administration, social policy or international development
  • Have excellent communication, advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Relevant work experience in fundraising will be helpful
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet funding targets and application deadlines
  • Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Able to think laterally and innovatively
  • Have good command of spoken and written English
  • Be able to lobby and advocate for new projects and their funding
  • Ability to build good interpersonal relationship with staff, funders and networks
  • Be Multi-lingual (with knowledge of at least one Asian, African or Middle Eastern language apart from English)
  • Be empathetic towards working with women and children
  • Full driving license required

To be successful apart from above mentioned skills, you must have New Zealand Residency or Citizenship.

The Position is based in Auckland and will be part time for 21 hours a week. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

POSITION: ADMINISTRATION MANAGER – COUNSELLING SERVICES (Full-Time)

Do you have a background in Administration, Management, Psychology or Counselling?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and out-going person who has the ability to effectively manage our Counselling Services, at a national level, while maintaining given standards of practice, ethics and a harmonious a multi-cultural work environment.

Shakti Community Council Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of immigrant women and families of Asian, Middle Eastern and African origins. Led by ethnic women for ethnic women, we work to enhance social justice, women’s rights and contribute to safer ethnic communities.

Location:National Position based in West Auckland

Skills/Qualifications/Qualities required:

  • Qualification in Business administration. A background in psychology/social work/gender studies/counselling would be of an advantage, however it is not essential.
  • Excellent administration and relationship management skills
  • Strong attention to detail – be organised and methodical
  • Fluency in at least one Asian, Middle Eastern or African language (A must)
  • Able to work well under pressure, prioritise and multitask effectively
  • Full driving licence and own transport
  • Be well versed and experienced with MS Office including working on Excel databases.
  • Passionate about working with women, children and families and ensuring their safety, while promoting social equality.
  • Motivated to be an integral part of social change
  • Willing to put in the extra mile for a worthy cause
  • Good command over spoken and written English as well as report-writing skills
  • Be able to attend network meetings and effectively advocate for Shakti and its cause
  • Empathetic and good listener
  • An understanding of the complex dynamics surrounding family and gender based violence and a strong belief in living life abuse-free

The position is full time (35-hours per week). Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.If you are interested in a challenging but rewarding role, we would be very interested to hear from you.

To be successful apart from above mentioned skills, you must have New Zealand Residency or Citizenship.

Application procedures: Interested applicants are requested to email their Cover letter and CV to the HR team, at hrd@shakti.org.nz

POSITION: VOLUNTEERS (NATIONAL)

Shakti Community Council is looking for an efficient and enthusiastic volunteers representing the different ethnic communities (Asians, African and Middle East) based in  Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and Te Puke to assist Shakti’s staff in providing support services to ethnic women and children whom are victims of domestic violence in areas of language translation, Crisis pick-up, telephone counselling, youth steering, etc. Interested volunteers should have a feminist perspective, passion to work in the Human Rights area, able to advocate and stand up for women’s rights and issues. Hours are negotiable.

Training and transport expenses will be provided. Interested applicants are requested to email their CVs to hrd@shakti.org.nz.

Shakti Community Council Inc. is a non-profit, community organization, providing social services to Asian, African and Middle Eastern communities in New Zealand. We need highly motivated and enthusiastic women  who are keen to join us and make a contribution.