Job Vacancy- Administrator


30 hours a week

The Otago University Childcare Association is a non profit community based organisation that operates five early childhood services on the University Campus.  Our priority is provision of top quality early childhood education for children of staff and students attending the University of Otago.

We employ approximately 50 staff who are highly committed to providing all 190 children and their families with supportive education and care.  The person we are looking for is able to work in a busy environment where relationships with families and staff are a priority, is highly organised and pays attention to detail.

Experience in all or some of the following is required:


Info care


Website updating

ICT support

Applications close 15th September 2017

Contact Karen Hurst for a job description –
Please apply through Seek

Job Vacancy: Community Worker – Accommodation Services

Community Worker- Accommodation Services

20 hours per week

Prisoners’ Aid and Rehabilitation Society (Otago) is based in Dunedin and provides reintegration support to prisoners on their release from prison. A large component of this work involves access to accommodation. We have a new position available for a part-time community worker to join our small but extremely passionate team. The role will focus on supporting people referred to PARS to access our accommodation services and assist them in managing any immediate needs. Clients will also be supported in securing long term sustainable accommodation of their own. The position is 20 hours pw and will be spread over 5 days (Monday to Friday at this stage).

The person we are seeking will possess the following attributes and skills:

  • Non-judgemental attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Empathy for the people we support and the challenges they face.
  • Able to manage assigned work in an organised and task oriented manner.
  • Able to contribute to a team based approach to support.
  • Strong relationship management and networking skills.
  • Good computer skills- particularly Microsoft Office.
  • Current New Zealand Drivers Licence (with no driving convictions).

The following would be desirable although not essential (you will be very well supported in learning what you need to do the job!):

  • Previous experience supporting people in the community.
  • Good knowledge of resources available in the community.
  • A qualification in social services or supporting people
  • An understanding of solution and outcome focused support.
  • Practical experience of risk management and safe personal practice.

For a Position Description please email

Applications with your CV and a cover letter should be emailed to the above address or posted to PO Box 763, Dunedin 9054 no later than 4pm, Friday 22 September 2017.

Vodafone emails will stop working at the end of November

Vodafone NZ has announced they are ending their email service on 30 November 2017. This includes all the other email services they have scooped up over the years. You won’t be able to send emails but you can have incoming emails forwarded.

That means if your email address ends in any of these then you need to find a new provider:


So what’s a NonProfit to do? Fortunately there are plenty of options but don’t delay making a decision; the sooner you take action the better.

The answer involves finding a new email provider – there are plenty of them out there and some are free. But rather than jump to another domestic arrangement why not take this opportunity to improve your security and name recognition?

There are many advantages to a custom domain but the most persuasive one for me is asking – would you trust an email from to be from your bank? If not why would your clients or donors trust

Using a custom domain name (like our own email addresses) separates your email address from the service that provides it, meaning you can change provider and keep the same address – like we can now do with phone numbers.

The domain name can be used for a website too so if you’re already using a domain for your site you don’t need to buy another.

A custom domain costs around $40 a year to buy. You can often find sign up deals for the first year. The Domain Name Commission maintains a list of registrars who can sell you a Kiwi domain at

If you don’t want to use a custom domain it is easy enough to visit, or myriad others and sign up, forward your old emails to the new one and start replying from the new one then email everyone on your address book to tell them you’ve got a new email address. Keep an eye on emails continuing to arrive at the old address – you might need to offer a personal reminder to change.

If you are switching to a custom domain you need to find a provider. If you are buying hosting for your website you might already be paying for email addresses – you can check that out with your supplier.

If not, Google and Microsoft both offer free email to registered charities.

You verify your eligibility through in both cases. 

Google’s free offer is through G Suite for Nonprofits it also includes contact syncing, calendars, online storage, online office apps and more – there’s even free online advertising!

Microsoft’s free offer is through Office 365 Nonprofit and it too includes contact syncing, calendars, online storage, online office apps and more.

If you need under 25 users Zoho Workplace is free too and you don’t need to be a charity. You might have heard about Zoho recently when The Warehouse signed up with them. If you have more than 25 users they’ll cut the price for you if you drop them an email.

None have adverts – these are business services provided for free. Other email services are out there but at a cost.

In all cases you sign up, provide a code from TechSoup (Google and MS only), verify you own the domain and start adding email addresses. Office 365 is more customisable (to a dizzying degree), G Suite is simpler and probably complex enough for all but the biggest NonProfts and probably most of them too. You can have thousands of email addresses through either scheme for free – possibly more!

You can transfer existing emails to the new service and for some emails that’s going to be absolutely necessary. How you achieve this depends on a few factors – POP3 vs IMAP, local vs hosted how many users and emails – it’s an article in itself – possibly several!

Vodafone has a forwarding service  and you can download all your messages – you can find out more at – there are tidier ways of doing this if you know how – give Rob a call on 03 471 6177 and he’ll talk you through some options.

You might want to take the time to see how any change affects your policies and procedures. You’ll want to check IT and privacy policies definitely.

The Ministry of Health has good up to date guidelines on using ‘cloud’ services with personal information. Cloud means any digital service that is provided outside your premises so the Vodafone email counted as a cloud service too.

Both Google and Microsoft offer two step verification meaning you need to have something more than your password to get access – for instance you might need to get a text to a phone number. This is a chance to increase your security.

There will undoubtedly be some pain in the move but the sooner you move and the more of the opportunities you take up the slicker it will be.

If you have questions Otago NonProfits can get free support from Connect South. Just email or call 03 471 6177.

Outside Otago we’re still available but the support would be chargeable. In either case we can undertake the work for you for a fee.

Treasurer Vacancy Fairfield Bowling Club Dunedin

Fairfield Bowling Club are looking for a Treasurer.

The role is 17 hours per month with possible reimbursement.

If you are interested please contact Michael 488 3327 for a Job Description.

SUPERU: What works for children exposed to family violence?

Another in the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit’s ongoing series of What Works reports has been released.

This time it looks at what family violence services are being delivered, how well they work and what the international evidence says on the subject.

There’s not a lot of fat in the report – it’s very focused and summarising any of it seems to come with the caveat that you need the context. With that in mind the key messages are:

  • Witnessing family violence and non-physical violence can be as traumatic as experiencing physical violence but this isn’t reflected in the programs available across New Zealand
  • Oranaga Tamariki’s birth is an opportunity for significant change
  • We need to tailor services to individuals
  • The quality of service provided is important and it needs to be trauma informed
  • Psychotherapy and parenting skills work best
  • We need more evidence about what our NZ programs deliver
  • Graded responses, including considering exposure to violence are needed
  • Resourcing services is an issue

There is a handy section on what people who work directly with families can do on page 17 that’s summarised in this video.

4 pages of references round out the report if you’d like to dig further.


Vacancy : Otago Access Radio, Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator – Closing Date Extended

Position Description OAR FM Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator May 2017


Youthline have a released an App to help youth reach their full potential

Youthline (supported by Coca-Cola) have released an app that help youth explore who they are and become their best selves.

You can play online or get the app on Android or iPhone/iPad.

There are Good2Great weekends coming soon too – no dates for Dunedin or Southland yet but Oamaru is May 10-12.

Find out more from or watch the video below for an introduction.

Vacancy: Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools) Anglican Family Care

Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools)
– Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepoti

Anglican Family Care is currently seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic Kaitauwhiro (Social Worker in Schools) – Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti. We are looking for someone who will share our passion for ensuring tamariki are safe and whanau are supported. The successful applicant will foster and support the philosophy of Te Aho Matua within Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti.

The position is a permanent 7.5 hours per week position.

About Anglican Family Care:

We have been providing social services in Otago for over forty years, working with tamariki and their whanau. We have the responsibility for delivering:

  • Social services and counselling support to tamariki and whanau
  • Family Start programme
  • Restorative Justice
  • A strong brand and community relationships

About the position:

The Kaitauwhiro programme is delivered locally by Anglican Family Care but is a national initiative which contributes to the Government’s strategic social services goals to:

  • Achieve well-being for tamariki
  • Strengthen whanau
  • Assist whanau to meet their care and support responsibilities in respect of their tamariki

The objectives of Kaitauwhiro:

  • To provide easily accessible early intervention and preventive service by basing the social worker in Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otepoti
  • To provide early help to tamariki and whanau in order to prevent problems becoming more serious and difficult to overcome
  • The service utilises a strengths based social work approach that focuses on developing strengths in whanau utilising Māori models of practice

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Fluent in Te Reo Maori and proficient in Tikanga Māori
  • A social work qualification recognised by the NZ Social Work Registration Board
  • Sound understanding of parenting and child development
  • An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the CYP&F Act 1989
  • Good knowledge of community resources and an ability to develop networks particularly in the Māori community
  • Experience working with whanau who need support with complex and often stressful situations
  • Sound computer and database skills
  • Current driver licence

If you want an opportunity to work in an organisation that really makes a difference in the quality of lives of tamariki and their whanau in Otago, then this role is for you.

You will be required to pass a police check.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and a CV via seek by 5 pm Wednesday, 3 May 2017 through Seek 

Vacancy : Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

Otago Access Radio logo

Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator



25 week Fixed Term Position. 18 Hours per week        

Otago Access Radio (OAR FM) is a growing community access station broadcasting in 

Dunedin on 105.4FM, 1575AM and online and on demand from

OAR FM’s four staff work with:

  • 210+ volunteer broadcasters (aged 12 to 92) contributing to
  • 90+ regular Dunedin-made radio programmes and podcasts in
  • 10 different languages

Attracting hugely diverse listenership!

The Background:

Recent Colmar Brunton research confirms that listeners and volunteer broadcasters value the benefits to the community derived from Access Radio. However the same research identified the need to raise the profile of Access Radio programmes and unique opportunities on offer.

OAR FM is excited to offer this role to champion our place on the media spectrum as THE voice of our local communities.

The Purpose of the Role:

To increase OAR FM’s visibility in Dunedin and grow engagement with OAR FM programmes and services.


  • Design and conduct research to identify and better understand OAR FM’s current and potential audiences
  • Research to investigate programme makers and community groups needs
  • Survey Dunedin public and conduct focus groups for community input into station direction
  • Develop targeted outreach and promotional collateral, in collaboration with station staff, tailored to core audiences (as revealed through research)
  • Coordinate application for funding the outreach and promotional collateral
  • Outreach campaign development and implementation (as a result of the research) develop targeted campaign strategies and activate them.
  • Refresh OAR FM station collateral and messaging to use at all OAR FM and public events
  • Develop collateral highlighting the benefits of exercising corporate social responsibility through sponsorship and/or advertising on OAR FM
  • Develop and implement campaign to engage local businesses and potential funders


Qualification: Marketing Graduate/or previous experience in research, development and implementation of effective marketing campaigns

Skills required:

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively, as a part of a team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills to implement and coordinate initiatives
  • Knowledge of Internet technologies relevant to online advertising, podcasting and digital media
    • Ability to connect with a diverse range of people and appreciation of ethnic and niche community groups
    • Confident and friendly personality
    • Self-motivated and well organised
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent command of verbal and written English
    • Ability to work effectively to deadlines and with tight budgets
    • Innovative and creative

Additional skills and experience in these fields will be an advantage:

  • graphic design
  • broadcast media
  • non-profit charitable sector
  • mobile app software development

Apply in writing to OAR FM General Manager Lesley Paris

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 19th April 2017


Vacancy: Family/Whanau Workers @ Anglican Family Care

Anglican Family Care is currently seeking two dynamic, enthusiastic Family/Whanau workers to join our Family Start team in Dunedin. We are looking for people who have experience in working with children and families and who will share our passion for ensuring children are safe and families are supported.

The positions are both 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Find out more on Seek

About Anglican Family Care:

We have been providing social services in Otago for over forty years, working with children and their families. We have the responsibility for delivering:

  • Social services and counselling support to children and families
  • Family Start programme
  • Restorative Justice
  • A strong brand and community relationships

About the position:

Family Start is a home visiting programme that focuses on improving children’s growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment and safety.  Family Start begins to support babies and their parents/caregivers early – before the baby’s birth or in their first year.

Anglican Family Care supports families/whanau to access a comprehensive range of welfare, health, education and other necessary services appropriate to their needs.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in one of Social Work, Early Childhood Education or Nursing
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the CYP&F Act 1989
  • Good knowledge of community resources and an ability to develop networks, particularly in the Maori and Pacific Island communities
  • Experience working with families who need support with complex and often stressful situations
  • Sound computer and data base skills
  • Current driver licence

If you want an opportunity to work in an organisation that really makes a difference in the quality of lives of children and their families in Otago, then this role is for you.

You will be required to pass a police check.

Find out more and apply on Seek

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and a CV via seek by 5pm Friday, 27 January.