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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