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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
Auckland, Manukau & East Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
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

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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