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Specialist Sexual Harm Professional

Help provide essential 24/7 support, with a focus on trauma and sexual harm, to New Zealanders as part of the National Telehealth service.
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  • Work-from-home supporting Kiwis virtually
  • Attractive hourly rate, including Penal rates and benefits
  • Ongoing learning and development and clinical supervision

Homecare Medical is a leader in New Zealand’s virtual healthcare landscape. We bring together a range of national helplines, including – Safe to Talk, Need to Talk 1737, Alcohol & Drug Helpline, Gambling Helpline and a range of Mental Health after-hours services.  We do so to deliver 24/7 support online and over the phone.  Its a fresh, connected approach to healthcare.  We need compassionate Mental Health professionals with experience in Trauma and Sexual Harm to support those people who really need it, when they need it. 

About the role:

As a Professional in the Sexual Harm Team, you must have experience working in Trauma and Sexual Harm in addition to Mental Health.  This role will be providing crucial support, care and advice to people who contact the Safe to Talk service. 

Our service operates 24/7 and our peak times are evenings, overnights and weekends.  Our team work from our Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch Offices or from home.  Ongoing support is available from your peers, our leadership team and external Clinical Supervisors.  Virtual environments suit people who thrive on dynamic and busy workloads and enjoy multi-tasking.

More specifically your role will include:

  • Counselling, assessment, intervention and support planning, referrals, risk identification and crisis management
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual harm, risk factors and safety planning in a community context
  • Utilising your counselling skills through different channels including phone, email, SMS and online chat
  • Being trauma informed, understand and recognise the immediate and cumulative impacts of trauma that result from sexual harm
  • A good knowledge and understanding of Māori models of care and fluency in Te Reo would be advantageous

About you:

  • Relevant qualification in Counselling, Addictions, Psychology, Nursing, Psychotherapy, Social Work or similar
  • Registration with a professional body (such as NZAC or NZCCA)
  • Proven experience working within Trauma and Sexual Violence
  • Excellent time management, sound clinical judgement and tech savvy
  • Ability to manage stressful situations effectively

About us:

As part of our well-respected national organisation, you will be supported Pokohiwi Ki Pokohiwi (shoulder to shoulder) with on-going learning and development, guidance and coaching from a knowledgeable leadership team.  We celebrate the success of our staff and continually aim higher in delivery our service.

If the idea of a role where you can positively impact the lives and well-being of your fellow New Zealanders appeals, we would love to hear from you. 

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