Clinical Wellbeing Advisor – Wellington/Auckland

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Type: Fixed Term, Permanent, contract, secondment
Hours: Full or part-time positions will be considered
Location: Wellington / Auckland

About the role:

This role will be a part of a small team of wellbeing advisors that will provide advice and support to staff working at the Royal Commission and survivors engaging with the Royal Commission.  The role will undertake wellbeing screening and assessment and providing short-term support and crisis support to people who have experienced or been exposed to trauma.    

Key Responsibilities:

In collaboration with survivors and whanau, wellbeing advisors will complete wellbeing screening, assessment, short-term and crisis support.  They will liaise with existing providers where required to create ‘packages of care’ or support.

Wellbeing advisors may also provide wellbeing support for staff and survivors during times the Royal commission will engage with survivors and the public via private sessions, public hearings and community engagement.

Wellbeing advisors will conduct screening, short-term and crisis support with Royal Commission staff members and provide advice to managers around staff wellbeing.

  • Manage the coordination of wellbeing support for survivors and staff
  • Provide screening, assessment and referrals for staff and survivors
  • Crisis support
  • Reporting of themes and establishing mechanisms to address these
  • Excellent communicator
  • Cultural competency
  • Excellent relationship manager
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Self-care
  • Willing and able to travel


Experience Required:

This person will have a proven history of conducting mental health screening and assessment and providing short-term support, including crisis support to people who have experienced trauma.

They will have a strong background or understanding of a trauma informed approach and how this can be applied within organisations.

They will be able have experience with and be willing to work with a range of professionals from varying backgrounds and have proven experience of working across a range of cultures, communities, localities and environments.  This may include experience working in prisons.

What we Offer:

Being part of a small cohesive team that share similar goals and values. 

About us:

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care was established in February 2018. Over the next four years, the Inquiry will investigate the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of State and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Māori Partnership team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website>>

How to apply: Email:

Applications close: 16 September 2019
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