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Employment Consultant / Kairapu Tūranga Mahi

  • Are you looking for a role with purpose? Several opportunities available
  • Do you want to play an active role in supporting people to find good work?
  • Contribute to the health and wellbeing of people and their whanau

Workwise and Mahitahi Trust are collaborating to offer an employment support service, delivered across a number of community mental health teams.


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi: About this role

Taking a practical, holistic approach to employment and wellbeing, our kairapu tūranga mahi / employment consultants work with people with experience of mental health issues to find and keep employment.

​We have several opportunities available. These are full-time positions working Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, based in Auckland Central and South Auckland. Please indicate in your cover letter if you have a preference for location.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako: Skills and experience

Our employment consultants work alongside people and their whānau, who have a range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. This requires quality interactions and engagement to support people to connect with employers, whānau, health and welfare providers, and communities. Cultural competence is essential in these roles and we particularly encourage Māori and Pacific people to apply.

  • Successful employment consultants have the following skillsets:
  • Ability to build relationships and achieve results for people
  • Love to be part of a team but can confidently work independently
  • Ability to think quickly and problem-solve effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in the social service, addiction, youth, mental health, disability, employment or other sectors that focus on improving people’s lives. Lived experience is also valued.

It is preferred that applicants hold the New Zealand Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or a recognised equivalent. Alternatively, you can commence free study towards this within six months of starting your employment with Workwise or Mahitahi Trust. We offer significant support to complete this study, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

Successful applications must also have a full NZ driver licence, NZ permanent visa or citizenship and be prepared to consent and undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of people working in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact with those who do. Therefore, all successful applicants are required to be vaccinated.


Mō mātou: About us

Workwise has been operating for over 20 years across the country. We are part of the Wise Group, a leading provider of mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand www.wisegroup.co.nz

Mahitahi Trust is a kaupapa Māori health and addictions provider that has been committed to helping people and whanau toward wellness for over 20 years, through the delivery of integrated tikanga Māori services. www.mahitahi.co.nz


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Building on the community and practice wisdom, mātauranga, networks and infrastructure of both organisations, this collaborative weaves cultural and employment support expertise together to meet the needs of all tangata whaiora, and in particular Māori and Pacific people.

We will support you by ensuring you have the tools needed to be successful, including access to a laptops, cars and mobile phone. We offer good opportunities for training and development.


Rā Katinga: Applications close

Friday 14 January 2022. Please note, due to the Christmas period our communication will be limited, and we will endeavour to respond to your application after 10 January 2022.

Mahitahi Trust and Workwise are committed to healthy lifestyles and actively support a smoke free environment. All new appointees require background checking.