Counselling position

The Lower Hutt Women's Centre

  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Counsellor Position

The Lower Hutt Women’s Centre is looking for an experienced Counsellor to join our small team. This is a part-time role, 20 hours a week. 

In this role you will:

  • provide safe and effective counselling to people that identify as women 
  • work with the wider team to support the running of the Centre
  • manage the administration of your appointments and counselling statistics
  • support the growth, self-determination, and wellbeing of women and their whānau
  • work with women to confront oppression in their lives
  • counsel women to achieve their short and long-term personal goals
  • collaboratively assess risk and safety and review counselling plans

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification and professional body membership
  • experience with counselling women
  • a commitment to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi 
  • an ethically and culturally sensitive approach to all peoples
  • awareness of how social injustice impacts the lives of women, children, whānau, and communities
  • an understanding of power, control, and abusive dynamics in family and interpersonal relationships
  • clinical experience in working with trauma, mental health conditions, addiction, grief, and loss
  • a trauma-informed lens and a strengths-based empowerment approach
  • a friendly, empathetic, and approachable manner
  • clear communication, presence, and listening skills
  • a willingness to participate in peer supervision and service delivery development 
  • an ability to build and develop professional referral networks
  • strong record keeping and organisational skills
  • experience in counselling remotely via the phone or video calls (preferable but not essential)
  • experience in facilitating educational and therapeutic groups (preferable but not essential)
  • healthy self-care and resilience strategies

What we will offer you:

  • the chance to be part of a committed team of staff and volunteers who strive to provide opportunities for the empowerment of women, teenage girls, and children
  • ongoing support from the centre’s manager, operational manager, staff, and volunteers
  • regular internal staff supervision and training
  • flexible working options and hours 
  • child friendly work environment
  • generous training options
  • monthly external supervision 

About the Centre

The Lower Hutt Women’s Centre is a community resource centre for women, teenage girls, and children, working towards and with, education, empowerment, the promotion of mental health, healing, and recovery for all women and whānau in the community. We seek to empower, support, educate and resource women to lead full and meaningful lives and to work toward social justice and equity.

For more information, please go to our website https://lhwc.org.nz/

For further questions, or to apply, email Pamela the manager at info@lhwc.org.nz. Please include a CV a covering letter explaining why you would like to be considered for the position.


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