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Counsellor (Kaihautu)

COUNSELLOR - Palmerston North

  • Be part of a values based organisation that supports it staff
  • Looking for on-going professional training and development?
  • Get involved in mediation and group facilitation

Family Works is one of the largest NGOs providing integrated social services for the whole community. Family Works provides a range of services to families and communities including needs assessments, social work, counselling and therapy and a range of life-skills and parenting courses.

About Us

Our Family Works services support children, young people, families and communities who have experienced trauma, family violence, separation, poverty, stress and anxiety, to have a safer and brighter future. We are proud to have developed partnerships with our local schools to deliver these services and it is an opportunity to work closely with the school teams aswell as with peers within the Family Works network.

About the Role

We are seeking a dedicated Counsellor who has a good understanding of family and child contexts.

In this role you’ll deliver counselling and related support to families and whanau. This is a permanent part time role, working 20 hours per week. During term time, you will be based a Queen Elizabeth School and work closely within the school community. During school holidays you will work from the Family Works - Palmerston North Office.

You can expect no two days to be the same and you may be working with group work and related services to individuals, adults, adolescents, couples, families and whanau. You will be involved in working with children, families and individuals affected by domestic violence and other issues.

What can we offer you?

  • We can offer you the chance to work as part of a connected team who collaborate and provide peer support to each other
  • Job satisfaction from working with a variety of programmes to support people facing challenging times
  • Enable people to resolve difficult issues and situations
  • Work as part of an organisation that is growing and developing it's services to the community
  • Be supported with your own well-being and personal development by an organisation that really cares
  • Our staff can benefit from access to discounted healthcare cover and employee assistance programmes

About You

You are a passionate, energetic person with the ability to connect to children and their families. You will be knowledgeable, organised and have excellent communication skills. Your approach to your work will be with kindness, good understand of the counselling Modalities and process and above all, the drive to do right by the Client.

You will be a NZAC accredited - full or provisional - Counsellor to work with families, parents and children, with experience working with family harm and or mental health would be an advantage.

In addition to being a passionate counsellor, you will also have:

  • Experience working with vulnerable individuals, youth and children
  • Membership with a professional organisation (full or provisional)
  • Flexible, skilled, safe and creative approaches in supporting vulnerable people.
  • Experience working with family violence and trauma would be an advantage
  • Experience facilitating group programs (Adult and children)
  • A positive approach and ability to work in a collaborative team.
  • You will hold a valid Covid-19 vaccine passport and evidence of Booster, if eligible

Come and contribute to being part of the Family Works team and ensuring we are well equipped to deliver the very best services we can. APPLY NOW!

How to apply

PLEASE APPLY VIA OUR WEBSITE: https://psc.qjumpersjobs.co/

If you would like further information, please contact Nylek Nair on 027 262 2375 or get in touch at recruitment@psc.org.nz

We will be keen to interview shortlisted applicants as they are received, so apply early to avoid missing the opportunity to be considered.

Only those with the legal right to work in NZ may apply. Closing date for applications will be 12th May 2022.

Candidates should expect to undergo police vetting for these roles and Family Works may need to contact our key stakeholders such as Ministry of Social Development or Ministry of Justice to ensure that there is no conflict of interest between the candidate and the organisation.