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Counsellor Social Practice Team

Advertiser: Friendship HouseMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Aug 2019
Location
Auckland, Manukau & East Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Community Development

Friendship House is working from a multidisciplinary and innovative perspective. We are looking for a counsellor who is appropriately qualified or working towards a qualification and an assessor for our Living Without Violence programmes, whose experience will need to include work in the prevention of domestic violence. 

Successful applicants will have:

  • Experience working with a range of professional disciplines to achieve best practice and contractual outcomes
  • Excellent AOD, Mental Health and Care and Protection lenses
  • Fantastic people skills especially when faced with challenging behaviours
  • Good computer skills and great verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural skills with a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the diversity of Manukau
  • Professional body registration or be eligible for and willing to achieve this

The successful applicant for the Programmes Assessor role will also have:

  • Well-developed skills in working with family violence, particularly with men
  • Preferably current or recent accreditation to run MOJ programmes with men

Both roles involve:

  • Delivering a range of social services including counselling and/or social work support, domestic violence programmes for men and other life skills
  • Working with others to develop innovative and sustainable services with individuals, couples and families/whanau
  • Working primarily from the ground floor of our Community Centre, with some home visiting as required

Ability in more than one language would be an advantage but is not a requirement.

Friendship House requires a commitment to living a violence and addiction-free lifestyle, personally and professionally.

Phone Roshni Simmons for an application pack (09) 8692832

or email roshni@friendshiphouse.org.nz

Applications close at noon on Monday 30 August 2019

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a social worker?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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