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Employment Consultant

  • Full time, 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Based in Wellington CBD as well as Upper Hutt

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e leiei, kia orana – warm pacific greetings

Creating work connections: supporting people to live their dreams


Workwise employment consultants / kairapu tūranga mahi have a really unique job. We work with people / tāngata whai mahi who are facing personal or health challenges and help them to find and keep work.

What we do makes a huge difference in people’s lives. We help give hope to people and their whānau.

We love what we do, and we are looking for more amazing people to join our team. If helping change people’s lives appeals to you, read on…

This is a permanent, full time role. Monday- Friday, 8.30am- 5.00pm, based in Wellington

No two days are the same as an employment consultant / kairapu tūranga mahi. We work out in the community, and in collaboration with other agencies (for example, mental health teams and social services). We work alongside people with a range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We also work with employers to support them to find great staff.


Workwise is part of the Wise Group, one of the largest non-government providers of mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand.

The Team

You’ll be working in a supportive and caring team that covers Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti. We work integrated with community mental health teams, including services supporting Māori and Pasifika.


We think you could make a great employment consultant / kairapu tūranga mahi if you are:

  • excited by keeping busy and achieving results
  • experienced in health, social service or employment sectors
  • experienced in supporting people towards their goals
  • great at building enduring relationships
  • kind, adaptable and creative
  • able to inspire and motivate people
  • good at working independently and being part of a team
  • great at problem solving
  • an excellent writer and verbal communicator

Applicants must hold the New Zealand Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (NZCHW) or a recognised equivalent (

Alternatively, you will need to commence study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Workwise. This needs to be completed within two years of commencement of employment. Workwise offers significant support to complete this study, please feel free to contact us to discuss if required.

The Benefits

You’ll be well resourced in your role, with access to laptops, cars and cell phones. We offer generous annual leave and sick leave, a great work-life balance and opportunities for training and development. Workwise is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ina Werner – 027 839 6269

We welcome all applications and particularly encourage people with Māori or Pasifika backgrounds to apply.