Wellington Rape Crisis Counsellor – 24 Hours Per Week

This is an opportunity to be part of a unique organisation and a supportive and effective team.

Wellington Rape Crisis has been providing free services to survivors of rape and sexual abuse for nearly 40 years and we require a counsellor to work 24 hours a week, over 3 days, providing counselling and support services to survivors of sexual violence and their families.

Applicants must have a qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy and have professional body membership, preferably to NZAC or NZAP and a current APC.

We need a positive team player who has a clear feminist analysis of sexual violence and strong demonstrated commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Previous proven experience in working successfully alongside survivors of rape and sexual abuse is also important.


In return you will be given generous leave allowance (4 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks stress prevention leave) per year, fortnightly external supervision, professional development, a supportive team, plenty of variation and challenge and the opportunity to make a real difference to our organisation and the clients we work with.

Please read basic JD below, you can email office@wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz for full JD.

Position/Job Title:


Job description:

To provide counselling and support services for clients of Wellington Rape Crisis in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics’ , ‘Statement of Purpose’ and ‘Constitution’ observed by Wellington Rape Crisis Inc. (WRC). All Services staff must work in accordance with WRC’s Support Services Manual and WRC’s feminist empowerment model and have a commitment to biculturalism.

Primary Responsibilities:    

This position is to provide counselling to clients of WRC, as we are a small team all service staff are also responsible for doing support work and being involved in the smooth running of the services.

To provide counselling to a negotiated number of clients in partnership with the agency’s support service and in accordance with the centre’s constitution and philosophy.

To provide ACC treatment, to manage ACC clients’ smooth progression through ACC system and ensure all ACC reports are completed and submitted within the specified time frames.

To regularly review outcomes, case plans and undertake evaluation of counselling services alongside clients.

To complete client Intake, counselling and support related documentation accurately and in a timely fashion

To securely store client information, session times, dates and reports on the WRC database in a timely way.


In partnership with the services co-ordinator, oversee and supervise any counselling students completing placement within the agency.

To participate in and lead educational talks in the community as delegated by the Services Co-ordinator or Manager.

To complete support related tasks as delegated by the Services Coordinator or Manager.

To attend and participate fully in fortnightly case management and placement meetings with the services team for both support work and counselling.

To provide support, information and advocacy to the survivors of rape and sexual abuse and/or their support people: family, friends and whanau. This work is to be done over the phone, face to face or email and in accordance with the centres constitution and philosophy.

Skills and experience:

Must have experience post graduation of providing counselling to individuals, especially those who have experience abuse, trauma or mental health issues.

Must have a commitment to working in a client centred strength based way that utilises various therapeutic modalities to help clients achieve their goals.

Must have professional body membership and a relevant counselling qualification.

You will be asked to bring copies of these to the interview.

To apply send CV and Cover letter to office@wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz

Applications close on 26 November 2016, starts early Feb 2017

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.