(Job Opportunity) Counsellor or Social Worker

(Job Opportunity) Counsellor or Social Worker

Are you interested in joining our innovative Family Works team at Presbyterian Support?

Counsellor or Social Worker

Ideally Full time (Part time or Job Share may be considered)


We have an exciting role for a Counsellor or Social Worker in our Ashburton Family Works Team based at the Trevor Wilson Centre. The role is focussed on support for adults, families and children facing complex challenges. We aim to enable positive strategies and practical support and for parents, children and youth who will benefit from strengths based intervention to improve their well-being and contribute to long term positive outcomes. Skill and expertise working directly with children within the whanau context is highly desirable. This role may require collaborative and/or partnered responses either within our Family Works team or with external agencies in order to facilitate good outcomes with our clients. 


We wish to appoint a caring and compassionate staff member who:

  • Holds a relevant professional qualification and registration or membership of relevant professional body
  • Can ideally demonstrate experience working successfully in the community and has knowledge of the range of opportunities and issues influencing positive family dynamics,
  • Holds knowledge of relevant community networks and resources including those important to Maori and Pacifica families,
  • Has experience in liaising with other stakeholder groups – e.g. Oranga Tamariki (CYF), CDHB and Primary Mental Health services, Work and Income, schools, other education and health providers, other relevant community agencies,
  • Has a commitment to the principals of the Treaty of Waitangi, and can demonstrate cultural competence,
  • Has a working knowledge of CYP&F Act, Children’s Action Plan including Vulnerable Children’s Act and Domestic Violence Act or willingness to train.


Ideally you will be IT literate and able to work in a busy environment, comfortable managing a caseload while contributing your skills and expertise to the broader team.  There is some flexibility of work hours.


At Presbyterian Support we offer:

  • Stimulating, challenging and rewarding work
  • A motivated, experienced and creative team
  • A safe, healthy and supportive working environment
  • The opportunity to contribute to strengthening communities and enhancing opportunities for families


Job descriptions and application forms are available by phoning reception  03 308 5868 or e-mail Su Hutchinson, Service Manager susanh@psusi.org.nz.  To apply you must fill out an application form. These documents are also available below.


Applications close Monday 30th July at 5pm Your application form, cover letter and CV must be emailed to susanh@psusi.org.nz  Confidential enquiries welcome – Phone Su Hutchinson 03 308 5868

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