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9 Jun 2022

Full-Time Clinical Lead

Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge  Lower Hutt, Wellington 90,000-110,000

Job Description

A bit about us

We are a small team with big ambition – to eliminate family violence and grow stronger families. The work we do extends beyond that of providing immediate refuge for those in crisis. Whilst providing a Safe House is one of our core kaupapa, we also provide a variety of services. We do this in partnership with agencies and the wider community with the room to do so much more. This is where you come in.


What will you do?

The Clinical Lead is essential in achieving our purpose and vision. You will be responsible for shaping and managing our family violence service delivery team as well as creating solutions. You will be a confident connector who can unlock partnerships and new ways of working. You will be a professional with experience and knowledge of the dynamics of family violence and trauma. You must have an ambitious drive and belief that we can and will solve the devastating problem of family violence in the Hutt Valley.



  • Service Delivery: Manage and develop our core service delivery including Safe House, Crisis Line, Specialist Support, Advocacy, Programmes and more.
  • Service Design: Develop programmes, services and initiatives. Shape our services with your ideas and insights.
  • Leadership: Lead and inspire our high-performing team and drive a positive culture.
  • Partnership: Strengthening our partnerships with partners and networks to unlock opportunities for systematic change.
  • Collaboration: Ability to ensure funders are confident, committed and onboard with our vision.
  • Corporate services: Influencing marketing, fundraising and operations activities.


Who are you?

This role would suit an experienced social worker, counsellor or similar, ideally you will have worked within an NGO or social service with a deep understanding of family violence and service delivery. We are looking for a confident, collaborative, and assertive leader who can bring:


  • A Social Work Qualification, or equivalent.
  • Experience in management and/or leadership.
  • Expertise in service delivery and/or design.
  • Proven stakeholder engagement and cross-sector collaboration.
  • A deep understanding of family violence with the experience to back it up.
  • A radical vision for the future and ability to bring it to life.


Why apply?

We are a passionate team with big ambition. In addition to the contribution, you’ll make to the reducing family violence, this role includes:

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • A serious focus on your wellbeing which includes an annual paid wellness budget and 20% decompression time.
  • Training opportunities and career progression.
  • A free ticket to our annual Arty Party fundraiser.

We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds. If you’ve worked in a similar service, have family violence and/or social sector experience we would love to hear from you. We are open to exploring secondment opportunities.      

How to apply?

To apply, please email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]. For further details please email [email protected] or text/call 027 413 6408.

Applications close 1pm Friday 8 July 2022  

Please note: we may review applications before the closing date and we encourage you to apply as soon as you are able. We reserve the right to withdraw the job advertisement at any time before our closing date. Previous applicants need not apply.

Given the nature of our work and workplace, covid vaccination is strongly encouraged and might be required.

Job Category: Children, Youth and Family Services. Job Type: Full-Time.
Closes July 8, 2022

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