Career Development Association of New Zealand


Habit Health Vocational Consultant – Wellington, Kapiti or Manawatu based

Habit Health Vocational Consultant – Wellington, Kapiti or Manawatu based

Lead a new service supporting school leavers into employment.

We support people in their communities to optimise health and live their best lives.

Why should you work for us?

At Habit Health people are at the heart of what we do. We’re passionate about best practice, challenging boundaries and enjoying what we do!

As New Zealand's largest integrated health, fitness and rehabilitation provider, we offer an extensive range of specialised health, fitness and personal welfare services to optimise the health and well-being of Kiwis at home, in the workplace or at one of more than 80 locations. We recognise career development and employment as being a key component for health and well-being and have a large nationwide Careers Team.

We have a newly created fixed term opportunity for a Vocational Consultant to join our careers team. This exciting opportunity will see you working on a new service being piloted focused on career guidance and employment outcomes for school leavers. The role is full-time from February 2021 to June 2022 and can be based in Wellington or the Manawatu.

What can we do for you?

We are an employer of choice and proud of it. Our employees feel valued, supported to develop their careers and stimulated by the challenge to provide the best level of care across all services.

  • The opportunity to make a tangible difference in people’s lives
  • Excellent induction, training and ongoing coaching support
  • Generous Employee Benefits with focus on professional development, wellbeing and giving back to the community
  • Positive environment in a progressive company that loves to celebrate your success

What does the day to day look like?

You’ll lead a new service supporting school leavers to prepare for and successfully move from secondary education into employment. The focus is on providing pathway planning for teenagers with health conditions or disabilities in their last two years of high school. This will involve:

  • Engaging with high schools to identify suitable school leavers for the service
  • Relationship management with key stakeholders
  • Career pathway planning and assessment
  • Training in employment skills and providing job search support
  • Sourcing work experience opportunities with employers
  • Preparing students to enter the workforce
  • Placing students into paid work while still at school

What do you need to apply?

  • Recent experience in providing career guidance
  • Membership with CDANZ or meet the criteria to join (CATE members welcome)
  • A passion for teenagers
  • Ideally a background working in a high school environment
  • A proven ability to develop and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships
  • Well-developed employer networks and ability to promote teenagers for work experience or paid work
  • Excellent computer skills with high attention to detail
  • A strong compliance focus
  • Leadership, initiative and a go-getting attitude

Next steps

If this sounds like you, please note we will only be accepting applications through the SEEK advert (use the button on the side to APPLY NOW! ) or direct through our Careers page, not through email.

We are considering applications as we receive them, so apply online immediately to be considered.

For any queries, please contact Dairne Bound (Service Lead for Back to Work and MSD) through