Vacancy: ACC Counsellor, South Auckland (self-employed contractor)

The Counselling Services Centre (CSC) is a not for profit agency located in South Auckland. Our funding comes from a variety of sources, including Ministry contracts, grants and donations. We are reliant upon this funding to be able to provide an affordable service to the people of Counties Manukau. There are three arms to the agency – the counselling service, crisis response service, and social work service.

The counselling team consists of a diverse group of counsellors with a wide range of skills. Some of our counsellors are ACC registered and provide counselling for people affected by sexual harm. We also have contracts for counselling with Ministry of Social Development to provide a range of counselling services to those affected by emotional trauma including domestic family harm and sexual harm. Our counsellors also provide counselling for other issues including grief and loss, mental health, relationship difficulties, and Employee Assistance Programmes to name a few.

The Crisis Response team provides a 24/7 crisis response service for all victims of sexual violence within Counties Manukau, and, at times, the greater Auckland area. The team consists of both day staff and after-hours staff, to ensure that support is available to those who need it around the clock. This is a unique service, and we are the only agency to provide this within the Counties Manukau area. The Crisis Response team refer clients to the counselling team where appropriate. Our website is www.cscnz.org.nz

Job tasks and responsibilities

This role is for ACC Sensitive Claims counselling working with survivors of sexual assault and abuse. You will need to already be registered with ACC to do ACC Sensitive Claims counselling. Hours of work could be from 2 days initially to 4 days per week based at our Agency premises in Papatoetoe.

You will be a self-employed contractor with CSC as the Supplier and you will be a Provider. There will be a charge for room rental and CSC takes a small percentage from each counselling session.

Skills and experience

  • Full membership of a governing body i.e. NZCCA, NZAC
  • Minimum of 2-5 years experience as a counsellor
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A demonstrated understanding of the dynamics impacting on people affected by sexual violence and other trauma
  • Counselling experience supporting clients who have experienced sexual assault/abuse
  • Professional boundaries and best practice are expected
  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

Within your cover letter please summarise your experience with supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Please send your cover letter and your CV to Ann Weaver, Agency Manager, at ann.weaver@cscnz.org.nz

For further enquiries please call 09 277 9324.

Closing date for applications is 15 December 2017 at 5pm.