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Employment Consultant – Kairapu tūranga mahi

Kia ora, Tālofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Sastrikal, Namaste, Salam and warm greetings to you. We love to create work connections to help people live their dreams.

About the role

Workwise employment consultants / kairapu tūranga mahi have a really unique job. They work with people / tāngata whai mahi who are facing personal or health challenges and help them to find and keep work. In this role, you will work closely with people accessing community mental health and addictions support, social services, government agencies, training providers and employers. So you’ll be working with people and their whānau, who have a range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

This is a permanent full-time role working Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (flexi-time), based in Central Wellington

About you

You’ll have great people skills and be able to easily interact and engage with anyone. Cultural competence is essential in this role and we particularly encourage Māori and Pacific people to apply.

You’ll have:

  • The ability to build relationships and achieve results for people
  • A love of being part of a team but the ability to confidently work independently
  • The ability to think quickly and problem-solve effectively
  • A full NZ driver licence
  • Experience working in the social service, addiction, youth, mental health, disability, employment, career development 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. We offer significant support to complete this study, please feel free to contact us to discuss this further.

About us

Workwise has been operating for more than 20 years across the country helping people to find and keep work. We are part of the Wise Group, and collectively we are one of the largest providers of mental health and wellbeing services in New Zealand. We improve lives by creating fresh possibilities. To find out more head to

What we offer

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

Other benefits include:

  • 5% employer KiwiSaver contributions
  • 5 weeks of annual leave after 12 months of employment
  • 2 paid wellbeing days annually
  • School holiday programme assistance
  • HealthNow card - $250 annually towards health and wellbeing
  • Income continuance plan, Wise Group House, Contents and car insurance plan
  • A wide range of discounts through our employee discounts app, Southern Cross, Specsavers and more

Applications close: 20 May 2024. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Position description:

Contact: Spencer Kendall – General Manager on 027 706 7718 if you have any questions.

For further information, visit our website

Workwise is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke-free environment.

All new appointees require background checking. Note: The Clean Slate Act does not apply to this position. Please declare any offences (even outside seven years) in your application.

COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all Workwise frontline workers (two primary doses and at least one booster is required) due to close contact with vulnerable individuals and COVID-19 risks.