HELP is a great place to contribute as a worker or volunteer. We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of survivors and get to walk with people as they heal.
Our values base extends to the ways that we run the organisation, with an inclusive culture and a firm belief in consultative, shared decision-making.
Available counsellor / therapist roles
We are looking for a Team Leader for the Adult Therapy Team with post-qualifying clinical and leadership experience to help us in our mission to support and empower women in their healing from the effects of sexual violence. Our ideal candidate will be passionate about working with survivors of sexual violence and wish to support other therapists to do this challenging clinical work. The Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day operational running of the Adult Therapy team.
This is a part-time role, working 21.5 hours per week, Monday (required) + 2 days, based in Mt Eden, Auckland.
This role involves maintaining a small clinical caseload, with responsibility for clinical coordination, monitoring and enhancing the day-to-day performance of the team, service development, provision of organisational supervision, and reporting to funders, with commitment to the professional development of self and the team, and health and safety.
You will need:
To be fully ACC registered and a member of a NZ Professional Governing Body in Counselling, Psychology or Psychotherapy
Experience maintaining a positive team culture by modelling effective communication skills (verbal and written), and have a collaborative and consultative leadership approach with transparency of decision-making.
A strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
A feminist understanding of the use and abuse of interpersonal power and a commitment to upholding the values at the core of HELP's culture.
We are looking for ACC registered psychotherapists/counsellors/psychologists or those who have the required work experience to get provisional registration with ACC to partner with us in our mahi to support and empower survivors in their healing from the effects of sexual violence.
We have multiple opportunities for therapists under our ACC Sensitive Claims counselling contract in the Auckland City and North Shore area due to high demand, but we are not limited to this area. We are also looking for therapists who are interested in working with male survivors of sexual abuse/violence.
Hours of work would be at your discretion based on client needs, and in your own rooms. You will be a self-employed contractor (affiliate provider) with HELP.
We will provide peer support and clear communication about any legislative changes, access to a client management software system and training opportunities. HELP staff will be available to assist you with advice around the ACC/ISSC process and the ISSC claims procedure. We have various ACC approved skills training or workshops that your clients can benefit from. Our 24/7 crisis call line is also available to support clients in immediate distress.
For suitably experienced candidates, HELP is able to assist therapists in obtaining ACC registration. The nature of the work can be personally challenging, so an appropriate clinical supervision arrangement is required.
HELP is looking for a therapist to join our passionate team working with and for adult survivors of sexual violence, and their partners and families.
You must be a registered counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist.
This is a part time role, working 21.5 hours per week including Monday afternoons, based in Mt Eden, Auckland. Please email for a job description or send your CV and cover letter to Emily Thomas at email@example.com.
Relevant experience / skills required for the above roles:
NZQA approved qualification in the field of Counselling, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social Work
Member of a relevant New Zealand Professional Governing Body and current Annual Practicing Certificate
Hold registration with ACC Sensitive Claims or can work towards registration with our assistance
Familiarity with trauma-based therapy and theories and experience working with adults and/or young people who have experienced significant trauma
Youth Therapist: Have an affinity for the needs of young people and a systemic understanding of the dynamics of families
An understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and its implications for partnership and service provision
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to make good decisions in complex and/or challenging situations
Excellent communication and administration skills
Ability to work well in teams where participation and mutual support and respect is valued
Ability to build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships and effective networks
Current, clean, full driver's license and ownership of legal vehicle available for work use
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"Those who have been traumatised will never be what they were, they are remade into something that is beyond measure - stronger, more beautiful, kinder and empathetic."