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Employment Consultant / Kairapu Tūranga Mahi

Creating work connections: supporting people to live their dreams

Kia ora, Tālofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Sastrikal, Namaste, Salam and warm Pacific greetings to you.

Workwise employment consultants / kairapu tūranga mahi work with people who are facing personal or health challenges and help them to find and keep work.

Are you someone who enjoys making a difference in people’s lives? You will work closely with people accessing community mental health and addictions support, social services, government agencies, training providers and employers.

No two days are the same as an employment consultant. We work alongside people and their whānau, who have a range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Cultural competence is essential and we particularly encourage Māori and Pacific people to apply.

Permanent, full-time position available, working Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm (with some flexibility possible). This role is based in our central Wellington office and serving the wider region of Whanganui-a-Tara.

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


If you think the following sounds like you, please apply:

  • Good at building relationships and excited by achieving results for people and communities.
  • Love being part of a team but can confidently work independently.
  • Able to think quickly and problem-solve effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Are experienced working in the social service, addiction, youth, mental health, disability, employment or aligned sectors.

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

The Covid-19 Public Health (Vaccination) Order requires the full vaccination of anyone conducting high-risk work in the health and disability sector, or who does not necessarily provide a health service but works in a role that requires frequent contact/engagement with those who do. Therefore all workers within the Wise Group are required by the Order to be vaccinated.

Supporting you

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.

Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2022. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Position Description:

Contact: Shona Sen, Team Leader - Kaiārahi ā-Tira, 0278070583

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

All new appointees into Workwise require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as working under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.