Brief Intervention Counsellors  Full or part time hours

The West Coast Primary Health Organisation is offering an exciting opportunity to join our Brief Intervention Counselling team in contributing to the wellness of the West Coast Community.  This team works collaboratively with general practices, schools, the West Coast District Health Board, and other community groups, to provide assessment and intervention counselling for people from 12 years of age who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues. 

We are looking for a registered health professionals who have experience and passion in providing assessment and individual brief intervention counselling. These positions are based in Greymouth.

Selection criteria for this role:

  • A recognised qualification in Psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, social work or mental health nursing
  • Relevant professional registration with a current NZ practicing certificate
  • Experience working clinically with youth (from 12 years), and adults using evidence-based brief intervention strategies e.g. CBT, ACT and FACT
  • A high level of oral and written communication skills, including the ability to engage effectively with clients, general practice teams and other health professionals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Full New Zealand driver licence

This is a great opportunity to join a diverse, fun team and have a great lifestyle living on the West Coast. 

We also offer:

  • A supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Support to maintain your registration
  • Regular professional supervision

If you are interested in this role and the opportunity to grow and be part of an innovative team, apply now. Applications open until suitable candidates are found.

Please note that applicants will be required to meet the COVID-19 Public Health Orders as they apply to the West Coast Primary Health Organisation. This means all staff must be fully vaccinated.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa for at least 12 months and must already be in the country to be considered for this role.

The West Coast PHO’s focus is to promote and enable better health for the population on the West Coast.  Staff working at the PHO are expected to be smokefree.

For a position description and application form, please email Roz Stuart at