Part-Time Counsellor | The Salvation Army

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Part-Time Counsellor

Community Ministries, Tauranga
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About us

Our Community Ministries centres around New Zealand provide individuals and families with social work, counselling, food, budgeting advice, life skills, parenting courses and transitional housing.  We are a caring and compassionate team. 

Tauranga Community Ministries integrates our values into all points of our practice, aiming for clients to be able to live life to the full.   We are committed to provide quality, timely and culturally sensitive services to support our clients.

About the role

The position involves working closely with clients who will come into the Salvation Army Centre in Tauranga.   On a daily basis the role involves:

  • Providing a warm, welcoming and safe environment that upholds the mana of our clients;
  • Establishing an appropriate professional relationship with all clients reflective of Community Ministries and Professional Code best practice, and client value;
  • Working effectively with crisis and post-crisis individuals, couples and families often presenting with highly complex needs and issues related to family/domestic violence, trauma, sexual abuse, grief & loss, care and protection, family conflict, and parenting;
  • Upholding the Treaty of Waitangi;
  • 10 hours onsite work per week including casework on Mondays and Fridays and meetings on Wednesdays.

You will be a part of a dynamic, fun and supportive team providing much needed wrap around services.  We pride ourselves on both our care of each other and of our community.

Person Specification

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have at least a level 7 counselling qualification;
  • Have membership of NZAC or NZCCA;
  • Have advanced counselling skills and practice;
  • Have satisfactory Police Vetting as per VCA 2014.
  • Have an ability to work sensitively and appropriately from a cultural perspective;
  • Have knowledge of up to date counselling theories and techniques;
  • Have research, communication and listening skills;
  • Have skill in analysing and evaluating human behaviour;
  • Have an understanding of human development and relationships;
  • Have knowledge of social and cultural issues;
  • Have an ability to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds;
  • Have knowledge of self-care strategies;
  • Are a competent user of computer programmes and office equipment;
  • Have experience using client database programmes and are efficient in entering client notes;
  • Are committed to the aims of the Salvation Army;
  • Can work within a team;
  • Have time and desk management skills to prioritise multiple tasks and keep track of work in progress and meet deadlines.


Please email for a full job description and application form.

Applications should also include a cover letter and CV outlining your relevant skills, experience and qualifications.

Closing date

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 13 December 2019.