Career Development Association of New Zealand



Vocational Consultant / Occupational Assessor, Auckland based (Contractor) with Alpha

Alpha Consultants is a leading provider of vocational rehabilitation services throughout the North Island, and is part of the JLT Group which offers you the enjoyment of working within a small close knit team while also having the benefits and security of a large corporate.

Due to increasing demand for our services, we are seeking a contractor to join our team. As a contract consultant with Alpha, you'll be working alongside our team of vocational consultants, and our partners to support clients one on one. You'll be responsible for developing and delivering individual rehabilitation programmes to assist our clients to return to sustainable paid employment following an injury or illness.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • build rapport with clients and local employers
  • work with highly confidential and sensitive information
  • balance competing priorities
  • communicate confidently, and manage multiple stakeholder relationships
  • think outside of the box, and be solutions-focused
  • write concisely
  • demonstrate good attention to detail skills 

Qualification requirements:

  • A relevant qualification (i.e. Career Development, Psychology, Occupational Therapy)
  • Full membership of a relevant professional body (i.e. CDANZ, ASORC, NZOT)
  • Full driver licence
  • Registration or experience in delivering IOA/VIOA Assessments to ACC desirable 

Experience requirements:

  • Demonstrated capacity to support people achieve employment outcomes
  • Experience in providing vocational services to ACC, insurance providers, MSD, or other related organisations
  • Experience and confidence in the use of MS Office applications 

If you are interested in an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives, and the flexibility of working as a contractor, then this may be the role for you.

Want to know more? Ring Shane on 021 566 481 to discuss the exciting opportunity

Please address your cover letter and CV to:

Shane Heasley
Team Manager, Vocational Services
Alpha Consultants Limited


Facilitating Career Decision-Making Workshop. Career Dynamic

An introduction to the theory and practice of career development. Also available in your organisation on request.

Thursday 26th July 2018 or Thursday 1st November 2018 9am–4pm.
$300 + gst per person including lunch.

Level 2, Suite 9, 18 Northcroft St, Takapuna, Auckland. Max 6 participants

A one day practical, hands-on workshop that covers how to engage quickly with clients, a visual conception of career theories, a model of career decision-making and hands-on experience of the Career Dynamic, Career Decision-Making Tools.

For further information or to book or on-line at

CDANZ Auckland: Perceptions of Older Workers in the current labour workforce

CDANZ Auckland branch are delighted to have Peta Dumergue, Operations Manager and Imogen Neil, National Relationship Manager from WiseOnes Recruitment for Event # 2 speak on:

"Perceptions of Older Workers in the current labour workforce - What are the trends and commonalities with these workers?" 

At the same Event, we will also hold our 2018 AGM, and present the Mary Kayes Annual Award to honour a career development practitioner who has made a significant contribution to our career development industry. 

Tuesday 3 July 2018 commencing 5.30pm. Diarise this Event in your calendar.... More details to come out soon.

Two CDAA webinars in July

Tues, 3 July | 7:30 - 8:30pm AEST
Non-member price: $AU $ 30 (Inc. GST)

Couldn't make the 2018 CDAA National Conference in Hobart?

Join us for a panel discussion where we share what we learnt from the conference, and how we will be using it to benefit our practices.

To register, click here


Thur, 12 Jul | 7:30 - 8:30pm AEST
Non-member price: $AU $ 30 (Inc. GST)

The transition from high school to tertiary study is a tricky time in a young person’s life. 

This webinar will cover the factors that support students during this transition 

To register, click here

International Conference Report

"Counseling and support. Decent work, equity and inclusion: password for the present and the future"
In the complex contexts and unpredictable times we are living, there are many emergencies and problems to be faced. Reduction of labour, globalisation, poverty, terrorism, walls.... How should we take care of our present and future? How can we build inclusive societies capable of generating quality lives, equity and decent work? The scholars and policy-makers from counseling, vocational guidance, career education, economics, sociology, anthropology, education, as well as others are all call to identify innovative and economic development strategies to help individuals, in particular individuals at risk of social exclusion, to gain access to decent work and to society in term of full participation.
The International conference "Counseling and Support - Decent work, equity and inclusion: password for the present and the future", which was held in Padova from 5 to 7 October 2017, focused attention to the signals coming from different contexts and mobilized scholars of counseling, vocational guidance, career education, inclusion... and all those who intended to support people in their search for a quality future, satisfaction relationships and decent work....Read More

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