Counsellor (Fixed term position – 5months)

Do you have the skill set and passion to support tamariki and whanau experiencing significant trauma, grief and loss? If you have a can-do attitude, you thrive on challenge and excel in team settings we would love to hear from you.

We are offering a fantastic Fixed term (5 months) opportunity for a qualified Counsellor.

The vacancy is for a qualified and experienced Counsellor, to join our Therapy Services team in Otahuhu.

The desired candidate will have significant experience in working with Maori/Pasifika families/caregivers of traumatised children and have strong community and agency networks. Referrals are for traumatised children and their caregivers/families; families with relationship, parenting, family violence and anger issues, as well as therapeutic support for our residents in our residential parenting programme. You would also need to hold a current full NZ driver’s licence, and be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Desired attributes:

  • Great communication skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Case Recording Skills
  • Able to work autonomously & as part of a team
  • Compassion
  • Understanding of Te Ao Maori and/ or working with Pasifika

What ATWC offer:

  • Professional registration with recognised national body
  • Additional 15 days paid holidays (pro-rata)
  • Commitment to professional supervision
  • Ongoing professional development

** Given the impact COVID-19 has had globally, as an essential service with vulnerable whanau/patients we will require all new staff to be fully vaccinated or to have had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting, with the second dose within 35 days.  Evidence of this will be required.

Please contact Anel Foord for more information @

Closing date: 9am, 21 October 2021


10 Beatty Street, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland 1062



Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm


+64 9 276 3729