Vacancies

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

CURRENT

COURT SUPPORT WORKER

Are you a compassionate and competent social services professional who:

  • Wants to make a real difference in the community;
  • Has a knowledge of the complex dynamics of sexual and family violence;
  • Has a good understanding of the criminal justice system;
  • Has experience in crisis intervention.

We are looking for a dedicated individual who can manage diverse and pressured situations calmly, flexibly, sensitively and collaboratively.

You will be a qualified, registered and experienced social worker with the ability to build positive and trusting relationships with victims and their whānau through empathy, resilience and respect. The Court Support Worker provides crucial support to victims going through the criminal justice process and must have the ability to work with stakeholders including Court Victim advisors, Police and other specialist support agencies on behalf of the victim in navigating the criminal justice process.

It is vital support is provided in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner, underpinned by the principles in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and that all activities are in accordance with professional practice standards and code of ethics, organisational policies and sexual violence principles.  The successful candidate will understand the issue of vicarious trauma and practice good self-care.

We are seeking a full time candidate for this role who must have current registration with their professional body or be in the process of obtaining registration.

This role is part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary Crisis Response team based in Manukau and may include crisis intervention, support and advocacy for sexual violence victims when not attending Court.

To apply for this role please email your cover letter and CV to Vikki Jarvis, Operations Manager, vikki@cscnz.org.nz.

For further enquiries please call 09 277 9324.

Closing Date for applications Tuesday 24 August 2021 5pm.

SENIOR PRACTITIONER SOCIAL WORKER

Are you a compassionate and competent social work practitioner who:

  • Wants to make a real difference in the community;
  • Has a knowledge of the complex dynamics of sexual and family violence;
  • Has experience in crisis intervention;
  • Inspires innovative and effective collaboration within a team.

We are looking for an individual who can inspire and lead others, is committed to the work of the agency, and can manage diverse and pressured situations calmly, flexibly, sensitively and collaboratively.

You will be an experienced, registered social worker with a current practicing certificate from New Zealand. Ideally you will have links to local iwi and other relevant Māori networks.

The social workers in the agency provide psychosocial assessments and supportive interventions in a sensitive and appropriate manner that recognises the importance of identity and are underpinned by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Practice and engagement with families are in accordance with sexual violence principles, organisational policies, the Code of Conduct and the 10 Core Competencies of the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB).

About the Role

The new role is part of a multi-disciplinary team based in Papatoetoe, providing an effective social work service to children and their families/whānau in the Counties Manukau area. Working in collaboration with other teams within Counselling Services Centre (CSC), the role assists in the seamless delivery of advocacy and support services to families/whanau, including co-ordination with referral agencies as required.

As the senior practitioner within the team the successful candidate will also provide mentoring and peer support to social work colleagues and will monitor practice to ensure CSC is delivering best practice social work services to its clients.

There are project elements to empower this role with ownership, accountability and personal growth opportunities. A competitive salary is on offer for a candidate with the level of skills and experience needed.

To apply for the role please email your cover letter and CV to Ann Weaver, Chief Executive Officer at ann.weaver@cscnz.org.nz by 5pm Wednesday 28th July 2021.

 

SOCIAL WORKERS

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 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 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 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 front line 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/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 for one or both of these roles please email your cover letter and CV to Vikki Jarvis, Operations Manager, vikki@cscnz.org.nz. 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 Tuesday 24 August 2021 5pm.

 

SCHOOLS PROGRAMME FACILITATOR

 About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a registered Counsellor or Social Worker to facilitate Counselling Service Centre’s (CSC) strengths-based, cross-cultural school based programme, supporting young people aged 11 to 18 years who have experienced or witnessed family violence or trauma. This is a developed 8 week programme delivered in multiple schools across the Counties Manukau area, focussed on positive social and well-being outcomes.  It is an opportunity to make a difference, empowering rangitahi, building their resilience and strengthening their relationships with their whanau.

You will have experience working with young people who have experienced trauma, with knowledge of the complex dynamics of sexual and family violence. The role will include promotion of the programme and facilitation in small groups, predominantly in terms two and three of the school year.

The role is part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary Crisis Response team based in Manukau and when not engaged in activities related to the Schools Programme, will include crisis intervention, support and advocacy for sexual violence victims.  Flexible hours may be negotiated, with the role available on either a full time or part time basis.

Skills and experience

  • Relevant qualifications and professional registration in social work, counselling, psychotherapy or similar
  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • The ability to work inclusively with a diverse range of cultures, values and communities
  • Commitment to supporting clients using Te Whare Tapa Wha model of practice
  • Experience in crisis intervention
  • Demonstrated relationship building and networking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage and to practice self-care strategies
  • An understanding of client databases
  • A high level of computer literacy and data entry skills

Within your cover letter please summarise your experience of facilitating groups and working with young people who have experienced trauma.

Please send your cover letter and your CV to Operations Manager – Vikki Jarvis vikki@cscnz.org.nz For further enquiries please call 09 277 9324.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 24th August 2021 5pm

AFTER HOURS CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM

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 an hourly rate if on call-out, plus mileage
  • Be part of a skilled and committed team

There are two main 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. The 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 an After-Hours 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 Counsellor or Social Worker
  • Committed to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Ability to work with Police, medical personnel and other professionals
  • Willing to 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
  • Applicants need to be based within the Counties Manukau area.

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 you CV and a cover letter to, Service Manager vikki@cscnz.org.nz

A clean police record is a requirement for this role.

Applications must be received no later than 5pm Tuesday 24th August 2021 

ACC COUNSELLOR (SELF EMPLOYED CONTRACTORS)

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- Service Manager. vikki@cscnz.org.nz . 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.