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Therapist/Counsellor
Permanent, Full time

Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation (HELP) supports individuals, whānau and communities impacted by sexual violence in Wellington, Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast. 

 

Sexual violence can happen to anybody, so HELP supports absolutely anyone that has encountered sexual abuse or assault no matter their age, gender or sexual orientation. We also recognise that sexual violence doesn’t just impact an individual in isolation, so we extend that support to friends and whānau of survivors. Our services include a 24/7 crisis support line, social work, counselling and community education. The practical and emotional support offered by our clinicians provides a wrap-around service which helps survivors on their journey to wellbeing.

 

Wellington HELP has a team of counsellors/therapists that work with clients referred to our service. Due to staff changes, we are looking for another experienced counsellor/therapist to join our team of dedicated therapists.

 

As a qualified and registered counsellor/therapist, you will be responsible for providing effective counselling/therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual violence.   You will need to have a sound understanding of counselling in the context of treating trauma for survivors of sexual abuse and violence, along with demonstrated ability to practice culturally safe ways of working with Māori. ACC accreditation or ability to become ACC accredited is essential.

 

If you have a strong interest in supporting survivors of sexual abuse, are an experienced counsellor/therapist, want to work for a sportive organisation and think you would be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send through the following documents to jobs@wellingtonhelp.org.nz:

 

  • CV

  • Cover letter

  • Application form (link below)

 

The position description for this role is also in the link below.

 

If you have any questions please contact Sue Wood 027 202 2897

Crisis Support Team Leader
Fixed-term (6 months)

Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation (HELP) supports individuals, whānau and communities impacted by sexual violence in Wellington, Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast. 

 

Sexual violence can happen to anybody, so HELP supports absolutely anyone that has encountered sexual abuse or assault no matter their age, gender or sexual orientation. We also recognise that sexual violence doesn’t just impact an individual in isolation, so we extend that support to friends and whānau of survivors. Our services include a 24/7 crisis support line, social work, counselling and community education. The practical and emotional support offered by our clinicians provides a wrap-around service which helps survivors on their journey to wellbeing.

 

To deliver on Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP’s strategic goals, we require exceptional teamwork from all HELP staff members.

 

Teamwork at HELP requires the cooperation and collaboration of a diverse group of people who bring leadership, managerial, clinical and administrative skills and experience to the organisation.

Team members are required to have a track record of initiative and high performance, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be able to perform under pressure, set aside personality differences and work towards a common goal.

As the Team Leader Crisis Work, and a member of HELP’s Leadership Team, you will lead, manage and coordinate the work of the Crisis team and ensure the effective delivery of crisis services for people impacted by sexual violence, in accordance with HELP’s strategic objectives.

Please send through the following documents to jobs@wellingtonhelp.org.nz:

 

  • CV

  • Cover letter

  • Application form (link below)

 

 

The position description for this role is also in the link below.

Crisis Support Workers
Casual

Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation (HELP) supports individuals, whānau and communities impacted by sexual violence in Wellington, Porirua and the Kāpiti Coast. 

 

We are seeking Casual Crisis Support Workers for our 24/7 sexual assault crisis intervention service. 

As part of an on-call team you will offer face to face support to victims of sexual violence in acute situations.  You will also provide telephone support for callers to our 24-hour support line. 

Ideally you will have experience in crisis work, good interpersonal skills and a clear understanding of the issues and impact of rape and sexual abuse.

A current driver’s license 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, and the Hutt. The successful applicant will be required to complete a Police check. 

 

 

Please send through the following documents to jobs@wellingtonhelp.org.nz:

 

  • CV

  • Cover letter

  • Application form (link below)

 

The position description for this role is also in the link below.

Social Worker
Permanent, Full time, (Wellington based)

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 a new social worker to join our established team. You will be working from either our Porirua, Kāpiti 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 jobs@wellingtonhelp.org.nz :

 

  • An application form (link below)

  • Cover letter

  • CV

The position description for this role is also in the link below.

 

If you have any questions please contact Lina Letele 021 0832 1542
 

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 jobs@wellingtonhelp.org.nz