Social Worker

This position is within the Crisis Response Team for Counselling Services Centre and requires someone with a specialised skillset and relevant completed tertiary qualification who is able to work well under pressure and understand the complex dynamics surrounding sexual violence.

To provide a comprehensive Social Work service to individuals and their families experiencing sexual violence.  These include psychosocial assessments and supportive interventions as well as a flexibility to support individuals experiencing trauma within a multi-disciplinary setting. To provide this service in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner, in accordance with Social Work practice standards, organisational policy and Sexual Violence principles that is underpinned by the principles in the Treaty of Waitangi.

The objective of the role is to improve the experience for clients, including family/whanau that has 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.

You will need to be registered with the Social Workers Registration Board.

For job description or to apply for the role please email your cover letter and CV to Ann Weaver, Agency Manager at

For further enquiries please call 09 277 9324.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st October 2019 at 5pm.


After hours Crisis Response Team Member

Are you an experienced counsellor/social service professional with a knowledge of the dynamics of sexual violence, and experience in crisis intervention? Do you have the passion to make a difference for victims of sexual violence within Counties Manukau. Are you able to think on your feet and cope with diverse situations while maintaining professionalism throughout?

  • Part- time on call hours (2-3 shifts per week on weekends and/or weeknights)
  • Shift allowance is paid and an hourly rate if on call-out
  • Be part of a skilled and committed team

There are two arms to Counselling Services Centre (CSC), a 24/7 Crisis Response Service and a Counselling service to support the emotional health of our community. CSC became a Charity in 1986 to, deliver both Counselling and Crisis Support Services.   The organisation was established to deal specifically with victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Our service has been broadened to include services to those whose lives are affected by domestic violence, relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression and other trauma.

We have a vacancy for a Crisis Response Team Member to provide support for people who have experienced sexual violence in the Counties Manukau area.

The role includes:

  • Working directly with the survivors of sexual violence alongside Police, medical staff and other professionals
  • Providing assistance to survivors and their whanau/support people during medical examinations and statement taking

We are looking for someone with the following skill set:

  • Tertiary qualified or working towards qualification as either a Counsellor or Social Worker
  • Committed to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Ability to work with Police, medical personnel and other professionals
  • Willing to work after hours and weekends
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of Sexual Violence preferable
  • Experience in Crisis Intervention desirable
  • Full Driver’s Licence and own car

Working for Counselling Services Centre in Papatoetoe, you will be providing support for people in Counties Manukau affected by sexual violence. While based at home until you are called out, you could be working from a variety of different locations, depending on the needs of each individual client such as Police stations or hospitals.

If you are ready to make a difference, have what it takes, please email your CV and cover letter to or call 09 277 9324 for further enquiries.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st October 2019 at 5pm.


ACC Counsellor (Self-employed Contractor)

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.

You will be a self-employed contractor with CSC as the Supplier and you will be a Provider.

Skills and experience

  • 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 skills
  • Within your cover letter please summarise your experience with supporting people affected by sexual harm.

For further enquiries please call 09 277 9324. Please send your cover letter and your CV to Ann Weaver – Agency Manager.


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.

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.