Royal Commission Abuse in Care - Wellbeing Support

About us

Tautoko Mai are honoured to provide wellbeing support services to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in state and faith-based care throughout Aotearoa.  Our Wellbeing Support Workers provide support to survivors sharing their experience with the Commission throughout Aotearoa. Along with our partner agencies, we are seeking skilled individuals qualified in counselling or social work to join the broader national team.  If it sounds like you may be able to support this kaupapa, in the first instance please contact the Royal Commission Support Services Manager for a copy of the Job Description or to discuss the potential role. 

Tautoko Mai’s Vision is a society free from sexual violence and harm. Our Purpose is supporting all people and communities affected by sexual harm towards wellbeing through healing, education and prevention.

About the roles

The role is a casual contract position. The Royal Commission Support Services Manager based in Tauranga will send you referrals when the Commissioners are in your area of New Zealand. The hours will be dependent on where the Commissioners are travelling and how many survivors they are able to engage with in that region. 

A key part of the support worker role is to sit alongside survivors while they share their experience with the Commission. You may also be required to support survivors through individual Wellbeing support sessions. This support may be prior to their engagement with the Commissioner, or may be after the inquiry sessions. The support service is a short term intervention only and therefore may require facilitating the survivor’s journey into long term support following their engagement with the Commission. 

The purpose of Wellbeing support is not to provide long term therapeutic care but is to keep them safe throughout the engagement process, without causing further harm.  

About you

We are interested in hearing from qualified professionals with aligned membership of a counsellor or social worker professional body. Ideally you will have experience working in the field of sexual harm support or a related specialist sector, with an understanding of trauma informed practice. You will have highly developed interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds. It is essential that you have knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, knowledge and use of tikanga and te reo Māori, and the ability to conduct oneself appropriately within a Te Ao Māori and bicultural context.

For a Position Description, please email: malia.stagg@tautokomai.co.nz

Or call Malia on 027 364 8008 to find out more about the role.

If you have the required skills and experience and would like to be a national provider, we would love to hear from you.  

Mates and Dates Facilitators

Do you have experience working with young people and a passion for preventing sexual violence?

We are wanting to contract casual facilitators to join the Mates and Dates team here at Tautoko Mai Sexual Harm Support.


Key skills:

  • Relate well to secondary school age rangatahi
  • Confidence facilitating group learning
  • Knowledge around healthy relationships, consent and how we can prevent sexual violence
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to work within a diverse team and think on your feet
  • Able to respond appropriately to disclosures of harm by the students
  • Clean police vetting & full driver licence

If you’re interested in joining the team, contact our Programme Leader Malia Stagg for some more information and how to apply:

Phone 027 364 8008 or email malia.stagg@tautokomai.co.nz