HELP Jobs & Training

HELP has an inclusive culture, flat organisational structure and a firm belief in consultative, shared decision-making. We passionately care about making a difference to the lives of survivors.

Positions Vacant – Currently we are advertising 2 roles at HELP

Counsellor, Psychotherapist or Psychologist
to work with the Adult Team at HELP Auckland.

Part-time role (20 – 30 hours per week)

We are looking for a woman to join our service working with and for adult women and their partners and families. The woman we are seeking will have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Dynamics of sexual abuse and sexual assault and their impacts on survivors and their families;
  • Theories of attachment and trauma;
  • Skills in the area of DBT, or willing to train in this area;
  • A systemic understanding of the dynamics of couples and families;
  • Registration with ACC Sensitive Claims, or eligibility to apply for registration.

We can offer you the chance to work with a friendly team in a dynamic work environment, along with opportunities for professional development. Check out our web-site to learn more about the organisation.

 Job description on application from Diane Piesse, Therapy Services Manager 09 623 1316 ext 8013,

Applications will be accepted until 5pm, Friday 22nd September.

Crisis Counsellor

HELP’s 24-hour crisis service provides counselling, information, and support to women, children, and families who have experienced sexual violence either recently or in the past.  The service includes supporting clients through police procedures and forensic medicals.

Our Crisis Team is always looking for qualified psychotherapists, psychologists or counselors, preferably with at least two years post-qualifying experience to join our all women team. Additional training and/or experience in sexual trauma recovery is a definite advantage, however, induction and training will be provided.

This role involves working with Police, DSAC Doctors, phone counselling and support, referral intake and face-to-face crisis sessions.

Relevant experience / skills required:

  • Working with survivors of trauma and/or sexual violence and knowledge of crisis intervention strategies
  • Have an understanding of the impact & effects of sexual violence
  • Articulate thinking around feminist philosophy
  • Demonstrate commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
  • Have an understanding and appreciation of teamwork and team dynamics
  • Have excellent communication and Administration skills
  • Well skilled in keeping client records and proficient at using and understanding online database systems, including data entry and reporting
  • Tertiary qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy
  • Registered with a relevant professional governing body

To apply please email your C.V and cover letter to Sylvia Yandall Crisis Services Manager