We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

Puawaitanga Senior Professional - Part-time (20 hours per week)

Applications close 19 July 2020

If you're ready for a challenge and want to improve the lives of New Zealanders in need, this could be the perfect role for you.

  • Are you experienced in providing trauma informed care?
  • Do you want to support Kiwis who are struggling and provide phone-based professional, confidential counselling services?
  • Work from home or from one of our Call Centres (Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch)

How Puāwaitanga works

Puāwaitanga means to blossom, to flourish, to break through and is a phone and web-based service to support Kiwis to improve their emotional well-being - their hauora.

  • Referrer identifies someone in need and refers them to Puāwaitanga
  • At the initial appointment, the counsellor listens to the client and helps them work out a progress plan
  • Clients can speak to counsellors about any issues, some of which might be low mood, anxiety, grief, addictions, relationship issues and low self-esteem
  • Over the course of the programme (typically three to six sessions) the counsellor and client work together to improve the well-being of the client
  • After their sessions, the counsellor may refer the client on to further services or the client's clinical team to continue supporting them

About you:

  • Completed qualification in a relevant field and full registration with a professional body (e.g. DAPAANZ, NZAC, or similar)
  • Five or more years experience working in Mental Health, Addictions, Counselling or Face to Face therapy
  • The ability to speak Te Reo, or other languages would be highly advantageous (to a degree of fluency sufficient to hold sessions with clients)
  • Understanding of Mental Health needs of Maori and Pacifica communities in NZ
  • Flexibility to commit to 20 hours a week for client sessions, occurring between, 9 am - 9 pm Monday - Sunday
  • Experienced in delivering therapy using Acceptance Commitment Therapy and/or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

About us

Homecare Medical is a leader in New Zealand's virtual healthcare landscape. We bring together a range of national helplines, including - Healthline, Need to Talk 1737, Quit line, Alcohol and Drug Helpline, Gambling Helpline and a range of Health and Mental Health after-hours services. Homecare Medical also manages the National Cervical Screening Register and the National Bowel Screening Register.

As part of our well-respected national organisation, you will be supported Pokohiwi Ki Pokohiwi (shoulder to shoulder) with on-going learning and development, guidance and coaching from a knowledgeable leadership team.

Homecare Medical celebrates the success of our staff and is continually looking for way to strengthen and improve our service. You can also look forward to:

  • Being part of a growing and well-respected national organisation
  • A superb culture that celebrates success

The position closes Sunday, 19 July 2020.