Social Workers x 2, South Auckland

Logo Counselling ServicesAre you a compassionate person who wants to make a real difference in your community?  We are a not for profit agency based in Papatoetoe providing crucial support to those affected by sexual and family violence. We are seeking two experienced social services professionals with a knowledge of the complex dynamics of these areas, and ideally with experience in crisis intervention.

We are looking for two special dedicated individuals who can cope calmly with diverse and pressured situations. You will pride yourself on your resilience and flexibility and are comfortable supporting clients within a multi disciplinary environment.

You will be a qualified social services professional, registered with the Social Workers Registration Board and ideally with links to local iwi and other relevant Māori networks.  Our social workers provide psychosocial assessments and supportive interventions in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner, underpinned by the principles in the Treaty of Waitangi.  All activities are in accordance with Social Work practice standards, organisational policies and sexual violence principles.

We are seeking two full time candidates for the following positions. A competitive salary is on offer for the right applicants

Crisis Response Social Worker

This role is part of a Crisis Response team based in Manukau. The role provides a comprehensive Social Work service to individuals and their families experiencing sexual harm and includes frontline support with clients helping them through police and health processes. The objective of the role is to improve the experience for clients, including family/ whānau who have experienced sexual violence by delivering evidence-based intervention and assessments. This will improve the overall access and timeliness of access to counselling and social support services.

Social Worker

This role is part of a multi disciplinary team based in Papatoetoe.  The role provides an effective social work service to adults, children, young people and their families/whānau in the Counties Manukau area, ensuring needs are met. Working in collaboration with other teams within Counselling Services Centre the role assists in the seamless delivery of advocacy and support services to families/whānau, including co-ordination with referral agencies as required. There are project opportunities within the role including delivery of a school-based program supporting pupils who have been affected by family violence. Having ACC accreditation would be an advantage.

About Counselling Services Centre

Counselling Services Centre (CSC) is a not for profit agency providing counselling and practical support to the Counties Manukau community since 1986. As demand for our services has increased our team has grown substantially since 2017.  We are continuing that growth, increasing our services to support our community.

What we offer our team

As part of a large broader team, you have the opportunity to work in a truly supportive multi-cultural environment with peer support and mentoring available to you. Our culture is a collaborative one where every one of our passionate, dedicated team is valued for their unique skills and contribution. We are committed to the personal and professional development of our team members and offer a range of training and project opportunities to extend your skills and enrich your experience.

If you’re passionate about supporting and empowering clients through their time of crisis, come and join us.

Our Services include:

Crisis Response Team

24/7 free and confidential crisis response service for anyone affected by sexual harm which includes assault or abuse.

Court Support

Free and confidential support for people who go through the justice process, during and after trial.

Counselling Team

Our counselling team accept self-referrals and referrals from other agencies and services. Our counsellors are registered with a professional body such as NZAC and NZCCA, and most are ACC registered.

Social Work

Our social work team provide advocacy, support services and resources. Our social workers are registered with SWRB

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To apply for one or both of these roles please email your cover letter and CV to Ann Weaver, Chief Executive Officer at  Please indicate which role you wish to be considered for (or state both).

For further enquiries please call 09 277 9324.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 12 March 2021