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Counsellor/Support group facilitator (3hrs/mth)

We’re looking for an experienced counsellor to facilitate our ‘Support Group for Women who have experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse and Rape’. The group meets at the Centre from 1-4 pm on the first Sunday of each month. It is a long-running, participant-directed group that shares experiences and every day challenges.

In this role you will:

  • work in partnership with the group members
  • practise with a person-centred, trauma-informed approach
  • awhi the existing whanaungatanga and manaakitanga of the group
  • work with a social justice lens and empowerment approach
  • facilitate the ongoing development of the existing group dynamic and process
  • support women in addressing the ongoing impacts of sexual violence in their daily lives
  • work with the symptoms of trauma – for example, anxiety, depression, disassociation, PTSD/CPTSD
  • support women in strengthening their autonomy and voice
  • encourage inclusivity and accessibility

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification

  • a current registration with a relevant professional body
  • ACC sensitive claims accreditation
  • experience in facilitating educational and therapeutic groups
  • experience working with sexual abuse and trauma
  • an understanding of the impact of sexual abuse, rape, and violence on women, girls, and whānau
  • a clinical understanding of trauma, addiction, grief, and loss
  • a friendly, empathetic, and approachable manner
  • excellent communication and listening skills
  • an ability to practise in a culturally appropriate manner, consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • organisational skills and healthy self-care strategies

What we will offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a committed team of staff and volunteers who strive to provide opportunities for empowerment of women, teenage girls, and children

To apply, email the manager at Please include a CV and covering letter explaining why you would like to be considered for the position.


We’re also  looking for volunteers to help out with day to day jobs at the Centre including tidying our clothing donations and answering the phone and other more specialist roles like managing our communications plan. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering at the Centre  please get in touch with us either through email info(at) or phone on 04 920 1009.

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Lower Hutt Women's Centre
186 Knights Road, Waterloo
Lower Hutt 5011


Phone: (04) 9201009