Vacancies (New Zealand & Australia)

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: 

  1. Counselling/ Telecounselling Coordinator (Psychology) – https://nz.indeed.com/viewjob?t=crisis+line+centre+coordinator&jk=991b4637e5a7416d&_ga=2.129337612.1622471119.1579149096-1153996987.1507854622
  2. Hindi Speaking Case worker – https://nz.indeed.com/viewjob?t=social+worker&jk=a2a4b64fed201539&_ga=2.168290337.1622471119.1579149096-1153996987.1507854622
  3. Hindi Speaking Youth Case Worker & Youth Advocate – https://nz.indeed.com/viewjob?t=youth+case+worker+youth+advocate&jk=86d103b9ce46f2bc&_ga=2.138186032.1622471119.1579149096-1153996987.1507854622

Send your CV and Cover Letter to Sonal via email at hrd@shakti.org.nz .

1) POSITION: National Human Resource & Operations Officer (Waikato)

Excellent command of English Language is desirable. Degree in Human Resource Management from New Zealand is required and is must for this Job Application.

Want to be part of a dynamic team which is unconditionally passionate about being engaged in women’s development and social change and passionate about improving social justice for ethnic women and children, ensuring their safety and human rights. Yes, then we have an opening for National Human Resource & Operations Officer who can advocate and develop funding and fundraising opportunities for the organisation.

Skills /Qualifications Required:

We are seeking an enthusiastic person who is keen to learn with great work ethics. The ideal candidate should have following skills:

  •  MUST have a degree in Human Resource Management from New Zealand.
  •  A good understanding of the use of New Zealand laws and legislation’s in relation to HR practices.
  •  Excellent written, communication, advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Relevant work experience in Human Resource management will be helpful.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet various deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Lateral thinking & ability to think out of the box is desirable.
  • Ability to build good interpersonal relationship with staff, funder’s networks.
  • Multi-lingual desirable (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.

Tasks

  • Human Resource Management – Planning and achieving the Human Resource requirement based on the expected funding etc.
  • Vacancies identified on an ongoing basis, implementing recruitment process, conducting Induction.
  • Administration of Hamilton Office.
  • Ensure that recruited staff and volunteers are provided with appropriate training and staff welfare is overseen.
  • Reporting and Accountability.
  • Advocacy and Lobbying for the welfare of ethnic and wider communities.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The candidate must ideally have valid Work Visa/ PR/ New Zealand Residency

Please write to Human Resources: hrd@shakti.org.nz

Phone for enquiries: 021 736856

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Application

  • Please provide a Cover Letter
  • Please provide a CV
  • Please provide contact details for a referee
  • Please provide details of any previous criminal convictions
  • Please outline your previous work experience

Screening

  • Do you have a current Restricted or Full driver licence? (required)
  • Do you have access to a Car? (desirable)

2) POSITION: Youth Case Worker & Youth Advocate – Christchurch

Job Description

Shakti Community Council Inc. is a 25-year-old 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.

Responsibilities

  • Handling youth case work.
  • Prepare and submit fortnightly client reports.
  • Crisis response management.
  • Liaising and advocating for clients.
  • Provide support to youth clients.
  • Completing client files and maintaining them.
  • Liaising and advocating for Shakti as an organization with various government departments.
  • Help in fund raising events (youth fund raising).
  • Conducting youth workshops
  • Liaising with national youth coordinators

Skills

  • Confident with public speaking.
  • Qualification in Social Work or Pscychology
  • Ideally have a degree in social work, gender studies, social policy, international development or sociology.
  • Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of at least one Asian, African or Middle Eastern language apart from English is mandatory..
  • Have good command of spoken and written English.
  • Be empathetic towards working with women and children.
  • Full New Zealand driving license is required.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Permanent.

Please write to Human Resources: hrd@shakti.org.nz

Phone for enquiries: 021 736856

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Application

  • Please provide a Cover Letter
  • Please provide a CV
  • Please provide contact details for a referee
  • Please provide details of any previous criminal convictions
  • Please outline your previous work experience
3) POSITION :  Social Worker (Case Worker) – Christchurch
  • Job Description Social Worker

    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 Full-time (35 hours per week) position open in Christchurch.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Family Violence crisis response and management. Includes crisis attendance, assessment, case planning, advocacy, goal development and implementation keeping safety as paramount.
    • 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
    • Attending supervision, internal and external meetings as and when required
    • Being ethical and empathetic.

    To be successful in this role you will:

    • Qualification in Social Work in New Zealand or Overseas.
    • Work experience in the Social Work sector in New Zealand or Overseas.
    • 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; priorities effectively and be confident in making decisions that impact on clients’ well-being.
    • 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.
    • Have a full driving license.
    • Be excellent in spoken and written English language skills.
    • A legal right to work in New Zealand.

    Selected candidates will be provided with full training. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and work experience.

    Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Permanent

    Please write to Human Resources: hrd@shakti.org.nz

    Phone for enquiries: 021 736856

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Application

    • Please provide a Cover Letter
    • Please provide a CV
    • Please provide contact details for a referee
    • Please provide details of any previous criminal convictions
    • Please outline your previous work experience
4) POSITION :  Admin Co-ordinator  – Christchurch

Job Description

Do you have a background in Administration, Management?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and out-going person who has the ability to effectively manage our Office 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.

The position is Part Time (21-hours per week). Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Skills/Qualifications/Qualities required:

  • A qualification in Business administration, Bachelors of Commerce or equivalent.
  • A strong commitment to working with women, children and families; in ensuring their safety, while promoting social equality.
  • Able to support Funding and Fundraising team with funding application and event.
  • An understanding of the complex dynamics surrounding family and gender based violence and a strong belief in living life abuse-free.
  • Excellent administration and relationship management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail – be organised and methodical.
  • Able to work well under pressure, prioritize and multitask effectively.
  • Empathetic and good listener.
  • Be well versed and experienced with MS Office Software including Excel.
  • Fluency in at least one Asian, Middle Eastern or African language (A must) 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.
  • Full driving licence and own transport.
  • A legal right to work in New Zealand.

If you are interested in a challenging but rewarding role, we would be very interested to hear from you

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Please write to Human Resources: hrd@shakti.org.nz

Phone for enquiries: 021 736856

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Application

    • Please provide a Cover Letter
    • Please provide a CV
    • Please provide contact details for a referee
    • Please provide details of any previous criminal convictions
    • Please outline your previous work experience
5) POSITION :  Regional Co-ordinator  – Melbourne AUTRALIA
Want to be part of a dynamic team which is unconditionally passionate about what they do?

Shakti Migrant & Refugee Women’s Support Group Melbourne Inc. is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to improving the well-being of immigrant women and families of Asian, Middle Eastern and African origins. Managed by ethnic women for ethnic women we work to enhance social justice, women’s rights, children’s rights and contribute to safer ethnic communities.

About the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Social Worker/Regional Service Delivery Coordinator in Melbourne to manage our services and lead our multicultural small team of social workers, counsellors, students, implementing various projects aimed at keeping families safe.

Criteria:

Must have an Australian qualification/recognized qualification in Social Work and work experience in the social services sector in Australia or Overseas.

Benefits and perks

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Training will be provided. You will be offered the opportunities that come with being part of an ever-growing national organisation.

Skills/Qualifications required:

  • A degree in Social Work from Australia or New Zealand or overseas.
  • More than 3 years of social work experience in Australia or New Zealand or overseas is required.
  • Ability to manage crisis intervention, case assessment, casework and case management skills.
  • Good administration, coordination and relationship management skills as team leader.
  • Strong attention to details, be organised and methodical.
  • Non-profit organisation work ethics.
  • Able to work well under pressure, priorities and multitask effectively.
  • Good command over spoken and written English as well as report-writing skills.
  • Spoken and written fluency in at least one Asian, Middle Eastern or African language can be advantage.
  • Empathetic and good listener.
  • Passionate about working with Immigrant & Refuge women and children and ensuring their safety while promoting social equality.
  • Motivated to be a social change agent.
  • Willing to put in the extra mile for a worthy cause.

If you are entitled to work in Australia, and are keen to give back to your community, this role could be career defining!

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time

Please write to Human Resources: hrd@shakti.org.nz

Phone for enquiries: 021 736856

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Application

    • Please provide a Cover Letter
    • Please provide a CV
    • Please provide contact details for a referee
    • Please provide details of any previous criminal convictions
    • Please outline your previous work experience
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