Work for us

Work for us

Interested in wanting to work for us? Home and Family Counselling is a great, values-based organisation to work for. We pride ourselves on employing well qualified, experienced people that relate well to others. From time to time employment opportunities will be advertised here on our website.

Practice Manager

Home and Family has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced clinician with an appropriate counselling qualification and demonstrable leadership and management skills.

At Home and Family Counselling our vision is “communities where everyone is thriving, connected and able to participate”. We believe our vision relies on successful leadership and professional, effective counselling services.

We are looking for someone to join our team, a clinician with a good level of business acumen, supervision and leadership experience. Are you someone who is genuine, collaborative, and confident in your ability to make decisions that support your team whilst aligned with the wider organisations objectives?  Are you self-motivated and able to manage your time effectively?  If you have answered yes, then we would love to hear from you.

The role is 30 hours a week, working 2 days at our Mount Eden office and 2 days at our North Shore office. Your primary role will be to support the counselling staff and manage the training and development of counsellors, networking, overseeing the day to day operations of the North Shore site in conjunction with the Office manager and the provision of direct services to clients and supervisees.

The work is varied and highly rewarding for those wishing to work as a part of a committed and passionate team with a Manager who is fully engaged, genuine, positive and pragmatic.

Ideal Appointee Specifications

  • Successful and demonstrable experience in staff management and leadership.
  • Superior administrative and organizational skills.
  • Significant training and proven experience in counselling with young people, families and couples and in providing clinical supervision.
  • In-depth understanding of the principles and practices of couple and family therapy from a systemic practice model, including an appreciation of the importance of the context of people’s lives.
  • Ability to work cross-culturally.
  • Narrative, collaborative, strength-based counselling experience would be an advantage.
  • Self-directed, able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Understanding the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi and commitment to promoting its implications for Home and Family Counselling.
  • High level of communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Active pursuit of enhancing/enlarging own professional skill development.

Applications close 23rd October 2019 with interviews held week beginning 4th November 2019.

All applications must be accompanied by the formal application form HF_Employment Application and can be emailed to shelley.anderson@hfc.org.nz

Volunteers needed!

We are currently looking for the following volunteers.

1. Fundraising volunteers 

We rely heavily on the wonderful work of our volunteers who fulfill an essential fundraising role helping us to continue to provide our donation-based service.

We’re looking for keen, enthusiastic people who love organising fundraising events or being part of a team that makes great ideas happen!

It’s a great opportunity to get involved in your community, meet new people and make new friends. We provide full support so don’t worry if you are new to this. Enthusiasm and a positive attitude is all that is required!

For more information contact Connie Miller on 09 630 8961 ext 3 or email connie.miller@hfc.org.nz

2. Maintenance volunteers

  • We’re searching for regular volunteers to assist us with lawn mowing [very small area] and perhaps some general exterior work such as gutter cleaning and exterior washing [once or twice per year].   We have premises in Mt Eden and Northcote.   Not essential but we would love someone who could also turn their hand to other small maintenance tasks to help us keep our centres looking lovely for our clients.   If you think you might be able to help on a regular basis, even in a small way, please contact Sheryl Amundsen on 09 630 8961 or email sheryl.amundsen@hfc.org.nz