(Job Opportunity) Family Worker – Community (Social Worker, Psychologist, Counsellor)

(Job Opportunity) Family Worker – Community (Social Worker, Psychologist, Counsellor)


(Job Opportunity) Family Worker – Community (Social Worker, Psychologist, Counsellor)

  • Based in Greymouth
  • Permanent full-time
  • 32-40 hours negotiable


About the role

In this role you will use your counselling, advocacy and support skills to engage with young people, families and whānau who are facing challenging situations to promote mental and emotional wellbeing and enhance family relationships.

This will include (but not be limited to) providing support in situations where there has been, or is a risk of, family harm and may involve engaging with both victims and perpetrators of violence. Support may include safety planning, navigating trauma and grief, relationship counselling, anger management and other pathways to improved outcomes.

As this is a newly established position, there will be significant variety in the type of work and referrals.  There is also the opportunity to develop the role supported as the role and adapt in response to community needs.


What we can offer you

  • An opportunity to make a difference, working with a range of cultures within New Zealand
  • Work with highly passionate people
  • Central location
  • A people-focused culture
  • Flexible working policies
  • Benefits including Birthday Leave!


What we need from you:

Our ideal Candidate will:

  • Hold a relevant qualification and professional registration Counsellor, Social Worker, Psychologist)
  • Have demonstrated experience working with a similar client base and an understanding of the range of opportunities and challenges influencing this group
  • Have excellent communication skills and a strong ability to develop relationships
  • Have sound computer skills
  • Demonstrate empathy and resilience
  • Be willing and excited to work with many cultures including Maori from any Iwi

*Please note that this role falls the organisations risk assessment as requiring a fully vaccinated worker.

Who we are

Presbyterian Support aims to create a better life for everyone. Our social services are focused on whakawhānaungatanga and manākitanga (relationships and hospitality) to help to build safer, stronger, more connected families and communities. This includes supporting older people to maintain their wellbeing and positive social connections as they age and helping tamariki, teens and families to learn, grow and thrive.

We have sites across the upper South Island covering the Tasman & Marlborough (Te Tau Ihu o te waka a Maui), West Coast (Te Tai Poutini) and Canterbury districts (Ōtautahi & Hakatere).


Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, click apply now with your CV and a Cover letter!

Hurry! Applications close end of day Thursday 2nd December 2021 or sooner if the right applicant is found. Applications may be processed as they are received prior to the end date.

Applications are made through Seek – you can view the listing here

Confidential enquiries about the role are welcome to Teri-Anne on teri-anneb@psusi.org.nz



Apply here with your CV and cover letter.

Click here to view and download a full position description.