Current vacancies

Social Worker (x 2)

Permanent, full-time

Wellington HELP has a team of social workers that support the emotional and practical needs of clients referred to our service. We are looking for two (2) new social workers to join our established team. You will be working from either our Porirua, Kapiti or Wellington Office.

Duties include:

  • Providing ongoing therapeutic and practical intervention and assessment for clients impacted by sexual violence, including family/whānau

  • Crisis support and advocacy for people impacted by sexual violence, including family/whānau

  • Development and delivery of education programmes


Your skills/experience:

  • A recognised Social Work Qualification and SWRB registration

  • Demonstrated ability to practice culturally safe ways of working with Māori

  • Highly developed therapeutic assessment skills

  • Robust analysis of sexual violence

For more details, please download a Position Description.

If you have a strong interest in supporting survivors of sexual abuse, are a therapeutic social worker and think you would be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send through the following documents to :


  • An application form (link below)

  • Cover letter

  • CV


The application process will close 3 May 2021.

On-Call Crisis Support Workers - Part-time Permanent

We are seeking empathetic people for our 24/7 Crisis Support Team. Ideally you will have experience working with vulnerable people or in crisis situations, excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding of the issues and impact of rape and sexual abuse.


There is an opportunity to work day shifts, after-hours or both, depending on your availability.  As part of an on-call team, you will work from home, provide telephone support for callers on our support line and attend call outs to police stations or medical clinics.


A current driver’s licence and access to a vehicle are required for this position. Crisis workers are also required to live within a 30-minute drive of both Wellington and Porirua. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Police check.


Please submit a brief cover letter and your CV to: Please put ‘CSW APPLICATION’ in the subject line.

Contract Therapists - ACC registered

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from contract therapists to provide specialist counselling to our clients under the ACC ISSC programme.

If you have:

  • Extensive counselling experience

  • Experience in working with people affected by sexual abuse and sexual assault

  • Confidence in using IT and some skills/experience with client database systems

  • Indemnity insurance 

HELP can offer:

  • Support with ACC provider registration

  • Computer and client database support 

  • A friendly working environment

  • Support with administration of ACC invoicing



For more information, please contact

24/7 Crisis Support Line

04 801 6655 & push 0 at the menu

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