Social Worker / Clinician/Counsellor / Therapist / Psychologist


  • Manawatū-Whanganui

The position is 30 hours per week (full-time equivalent 0.75)


  • Collaborative and supportive environment
  • Fantastic wellness policies offered
  • Opportunities for learning and development
  • Aspiring towards working from a Māori Worldview.

The Agency

At WellStop we teach skills and give support to clients to make good choices. We seek to help people not to just stop abuse, but to develop positive lives that are more satisfying and respectful of the needs and rights of others and reflect wellness.

WellStop acknowledges its role and responsibility to uphold and protect the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, ‘Te Tiriti o Waitangi’.

The Wellstop team believes in enhancing the mana of Whānau by having an understanding of tikanga and with building relationships with mana whenua.  Together with our networks we commit to developing and understanding of; whakapapa, rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga, whanaungatanga and manaakitanga.  

The role

We are looking for a Crisis Support Worker to bring their experience to this close-knit team The purpose of the role will be to provide immediate support to those who have experienced sexual harm and to assess and deliver appropriate intervention.

If you think that this job opportunity is a good match for you, we would love to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A recognised qualification or working towards completing a Social Work degree or similar qualification
  • Registration to a professional body or eligibility to be registered is preferred.
  • Committed to working towards ACC registration with our support
  • Training and experience in delivering family interventions
  • Experience in working with issues of sexual abuse, trauma, mental health, addiction and neuro-disability would be advantageous.
  • The ability to work in a culturally responsive manner that demonstrates a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi including experience with Kaupapa Māori models of practice and Pacifika communities.
  • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • You will be required to drive throughout the Taranaki, Ruapehu and Rangitikei regions, so a driver’s licence is essential
  • To be considered for this position you must have either NZ residency or an existing valid NZ work visa.

What we will provide to you:

  • A satisfying role where you can use your skills to really make a difference in the lives of families who are striving to move beyond sexual abuse
  • Good supervision and training
  • The opportunity to work creatively and flexibly and learn new models of practice
  • Additional leave - Flexi leave
  • A work environment that upholds the values of the organisation at all times.

To apply

  • To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to Tina Gulliver by 10 July at
  • For any questions you might have, please contact Tina Gulliver on 0275722399.

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