Auckland, NZ
4d ago

Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference?

Our Counsellors provide a free, confidential phone and online chat counselling service for children and young people aged 5 - 19 years.

This support really makes a difference, and while the role can be extremely challenging at times, it can be extremely rewarding at others.

It’s a vital part of our work to make New Zealand a better, safer, happier place for children and young people.

  • 0800 What's Up is open 7 days a week. 12.00pm - 11.00pm Monday to Friday, 3.00pm to 11.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Permanent Part time and Casual positions available
  • Candidates must be able to work weekends and evenings
  • Skills and experience

    Our counsellors are given full training, but experience or qualification in the following areas are desirable

  • Previous counselling experience or experience working with vulnerable children or young people is desirable
  • Recognised tertiary qualification in the Social Services field e.g. counselling, social work, psychology is desirable
  • To excel in this role, you will need :

  • To value diversity and encourage it in others
  • Excellent in oral and written communication skills, especially with young people
  • The ability to work shifts including nights and weekends
  • Be technologically savvy, to pick up our operating systems quickly
  • Resilience and a clear understanding of your own self-care needs and when to practice them
  • Benefits

  • Learning and development programs
  • Supervision
  • Discounted childcare for permanent staff members and a wellness programme including discounts with health providers
  • About Barnardos

    Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences.

    We're here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

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