Counselling Services Centre is expanding its reach, so we have some exciting new opportunities available at our service. Please see below of the current positions available



Are 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 an experienced social services professional with a knowledge of the complex dynamics of these areas, and ideally with experience in crisis intervention.

We are looking for  a special dedicated individual 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  a full time candidate for the following position. A competitive salary is on offer for the right applicant.

About the Role

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/whanau, 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.

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. The culture is a collaborative one where every one of  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.

To apply  please email your cover letter and CV to Vikki Jarvis, Operations Manager,

For further enquiries please call 09 277 9324.

Closing Date for applications 31 January 2022



Job tasks and responsibilities

This role is for ACC Sensitive Claims counselling and working with people who have experienced trauma, with a specific focus on clients affected by sexual harm within the Counties Manukau area. We are looking for counsellors, psychotherapists, or psychologists who are already registered with ACC. Hours of work would be at your discretion based on client needs and in your own rooms. If it would be preferable for you to work from our refurbished premises in Papatoetoe for some of your appointments we are open to providing a consulting room and admin support at a reasonable daily rate. You will be a self-employed contractor with CSC as the Supplier and you will be the Provider.

Monthly group meetings of our ACC Counsellors are facilitated by CSC to provide peer support and communication in an open forum.

Skills and experience

  • Counselling experience supporting clients who have experienced sexual hard
  • Compassion, empathy and an understanding of the dynamics impacting on people affected by trauma
  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Professional boundaries and best practice are expected
  • A demonstrated understanding of client databases i.e. Exess, and appointment management/organisation skills

Within your cover letter please summarise your experience with supporting people affected by sexual harm. Please send your cover letter and your CV to Vikki Jarvis- Operations Manager. . For further enquiries please call 09 277 9324

Regardless of whether or not we have any vacancies advertised, please feel free to make contact with us at any time to register your interest in working with Counselling Services Centre.
Counselling Services Centre (CSC) is a not for profit agency located in Papatoetoe, South Auckland. We have been providing counselling and practical support to the Counties Manukau community since 1986. As demand for our service has increased our team has grown substantially since 2017. We are continuing that growth, increasing our services to support our community.

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 and ANZASW.