Vision Rehabilitation Counsellor


With over 300 employees and around 6,000 volunteers the Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s leading provider of services and support to people who are blind or have low vision. One of New Zealand’s most trusted and iconic Not for Profit organisations, we need a Vision Rehabilitation Counsellor to join us. You will help the organisation achieve our vision of empowering and supporting New Zealanders who are blind or who have low vision.

We are currently recruiting for a Vision Rehabilitation Counsellor to join our team.  Based in our Albany, Auckland office, the successful candidate will travel across the Auckland region.

Our Vision Rehabilitation Counsellors provide counselling and social work intervention to adults, children and their families accessing Blind Foundation service, demonstrating the professional ethics and practices expected of a counsellor and/or social worker.  The aim is to assist clients in working towards the objective of service provision within the Blind Foundation services, to ensure that they receive a service that is responsive, flexible, professional and reliable and focused on adjusting to vision loss.

As well as the above, you will need to be able to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and culture, and you must also be eligible to work in New Zealand.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, honest and open communicator, with proven skills in client database use, and Microsoft Office.

Become an ambassador for the Blind Foundation!  Our staff take an active interest and participate in fundraising and volunteer opportunities. 

If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a formal application below through our Careers Portal, where you can also view the position description. If you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Team on 09 355 6872.

Applications close on Friday 22 June 2018.

The Blind Foundation welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages suitably qualified people who are blind or who have low vision to apply for roles within the organisation.

Permanent/Full time

Job no: VRCJun2018

Location: Auckland

Closing Date: Applications close on Friday 22 June 2018