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Wellbeing Specialists

  • Bring your counselling and wellbeing skills to make a difference to the lives of our tamariki
  • Contribute to developing and delivering our new school-based wellbeing support service
  • Full time/part time and school hours positions are available based in Wellington or Hawkes Bay.

Who are we| Ko wai matou?

Explore is part of NZ Health Group and our vision is to enhance the wellbeing of all New Zealanders. We do this by partnering directly with people, their whānau and wider support networks to provide high quality, evidence-based wellbeing services that build on people's existing strengths and resources. We adopt ethical approaches that promote human rights, inclusion in society and equal opportunities.

We work across traditional boundaries and bring together a variety of disciplines and expertise, ensuring the delivery of efficient innovative, person centred and community focussed services.

About the role | He korero whakamarama mo tenei turanga

You will be part of a new school counselling service and you will work with school leadership teams, children and whānau to understand the unique needs of the ākonga/learners at the school and their cultural needs. You will be experienced at working with tamariki, whānau and local communities and you will have a strong commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Wellbeing Specialist is responsible for the delivery of high quality clinical and professional services based on personalised assessment, individual or group therapy and education in wellbeing for a wide range of psychological issues, consistent with our contract obligations with government agencies, funders and other providers.

As a Wellbeing Specialist you will be responsible for the delivery of services to children, and adults that are clinically safe and responsive to client need. Your work with clients will be person centred, efficient and innovative.

You will use a range of evidence-based assessment and therapeutic models and work alongside clients and other disciplines to facilitate sustained and enduring change, stabilisation and/or safety for the client.

What you will bring | Nga tohungatanga mo tenei turanga

  • Experience in providing a range of strengths-based counselling modalities appropriate to a range of issues e.g. bereavement, trauma, parenting, self-harm, anxiety, resilience.
  • Able to apply Māori models of wellbeing and basic tikanga practices to protect the cultural safety of Māori clients, team members, and self
  • Experience or validated training in relevant interventions such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR
  • A current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) as relevant to membership/registration
  • An understanding and commitment to the Code of Health and Disabilities Services Consumer Rights, Professional and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including competence in professional report writing.
  • A proven ability to self-manage, set standards, and provide timely response to service expectations
  • Proven ability to work in teams
  • Sound judgement and a high level of integrity
  • Specialist knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
  • Ability to conduct appropriate (including complex) case formulation
  • Ability to undertake evaluation alongside clinical practice and develop and deliver training programmes to a wide variety of audiences
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and client management systems.
  • A current driver's license for community-based practitioners.
  • Ability to travel and flexibility to stay overnight for business related needs

Why Us | He aha ai matou?

  • We provide you with training to support you to learn the role.
  • With respect and autonomy, your practice will develop to best suit the people you support.
  • We recognise the importance of work/life balance, and we provide a work place with flexibility.
  • We promote a safe and supportive environment where colleagues can share and learn from one another.
  • We pride ourselves on providing competitive salaries, supervision and professional development and progression to ensure you can deliver the best support for our clients and achieve successful outcomes.

Please apply online and include a CV and covering letter.

Applications close | Te katinga o tenei whai turanga: 5 September 2021 at 5pm - interviews might take place prior to applications closing.

Applicants for this position will have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.