Te Whare Pounamu (Dunedin Womens Refuge)


COUNSELLING/MENTORING - Crisis line Worker

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

To be on duty to receive calls through the Crisis line between the hours of 5pm and midnight Monday to Friday and all day every Saturday and Sunday

To respond appropriately to these calls based on the philosophies of the organisation. On occasion to assist with an admission into one of our Safe Houses.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Crisisline volunteers are our front-line personnel. They are expected to be advocates for a violence-free community. They need the ability to quickly develop a relationship of trust and respect so that a woman has enough information and support to take protective action.

Empathy, listening skills, resilience.

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LOCATION

Dunedin

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

Monday - Sunday, afternoons, evenings and nights

DRESS CODE

No specific requirement

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

Training commences late August. About 10 hours initially, with regular updating. Monthly supervision is also a requirement.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday - Evening, Through the night
  • Wednesday - Evening, Through the night
  • Thursday - Evening, Through the night
  • Friday Through the night
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - Afternoon, Through the night