Career Development Association of New Zealand



Workbridge Vacancies in Auckland and Waikato

Team Leader based in Ellersie, Auckland (closes 18 Aug)

  • Leadership role where you provide direction and support to your team
  • Motivate and inspire to bring the best out of your team
  • The chance to make a difference in people’s lives

Employment Consultants based in the Waikato - 2 positions (closes 26 August)

  • Exciting and challenging role
  • A chance to make the difference in peoples lives
  • Love being part of a team and also good at working independently

Read the full advertisements and download position descriptions here 

Vocational Consultant – Habit Rehabilitation, Auckland

Vocational Consultant needed to provide careers advice and expertise for clients with injuries rehabilitating back to work.

• Passionate about people’s career development, health and wellbeing?

• Enjoy advising and want to try something new in the careers field?

• Join our team at Habit Rehabilitation!

More information and application is here.

Vocational Consultant, Kaleidoscope, NZ Spinal Trust. Auckland. Closes 30 August

The Organisation 

The New Zealand Spinal Trust (NZST) has been supporting people with spinal cord impairments (sustained through injury or illness) across Aotearoa for more than 25 years. In particular over the past 15 years, the Trust has had a big impact on the proportion of people with spinal cord impairment (SCI) who feel confident to return to work and other daily activities they enjoy.

In conjunction with the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (ASRU), one of the key services is vocational rehabilitation support, which delivers early intervention vocational rehabilitation for people who have SCI. We also deliver specialist SCI vocational rehabilitation to clients in the wider community.

The NZST promotes independent living as the ultimate goal of spinal rehabilitation, and returning to work is a primary part of this.

The Role
We are recruiting a full-time Vocational Consultant wishing to have a front line role by joining our team and assisting with our patients/clients who have a spinal cord impairment, whether the impairment is caused by accident or illness. The role is based at the ASRU site at 30 Bairds Road, Papatoetoe.

The Kaleidoscope vocational rehabilitation programme also operates at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch (head office) as well as providing support to other regions throughout New Zealand. 

We’ve distilled a series of distinctions that we feel describe the programme’s philosophy:

— Everyone can have a great job
— It’s healthy to be working
— The sooner the better
— Personal networks are the key
— You can do it yourself – whatever it takes!
— Your life experience gives you unique qualifications

During the orientation period and at various times throughout the year you may be required to attend sessions in Christchurch for periods of up to two days. 

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with ASRU patients whilst in hospital and after discharge to facilitate either a return to former employment or to design and implement an alternative return to work path
  • Work alongside people with SCI in the wider community to reinvigorate their work plans and to support their subsequent return to work
  • Develop, promote and actively implement the programme’s philosophies
  • Maintain a full database of all clients involved in the programme
  • Regular contact with key hospital staff, ACC and MSD stakeholders and employers
  • Maintaining operational systems
  • Remain informed on local job market trends and job preparation skills
  • Demonstrate constant innovation to achieve results for our clients
  • Assist the NZST marketing manager to share the program’s successes.

 Essential Criteria:

  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and show initiative
  • Exceptional communication & relationship building ability
  • Passionate about creating and delivering new possibilities
  • Ability to think outside the square and be innovative
  • Knowledge of career practice and NZ job market
  • Intermediate level of computer literacy

 Professional Attributes:

  • Has strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Is flexible and adaptable with a "can do" attitude
  • Is self-motivated
  • Shows enthusiasm and empathy

 If you have the necessary skills and experience, don’t delay - apply now and join a great organisation and team!! A background in either Recruitment/Career Consultancy or Occupational Therapy would be advantageous; however is not essential.

Also to meet ACC requirements you will need to be a member of a professional organisation such as CDANZ, or be able to join such an organisation, or be working towards this.

For more information or a more detailed Job Description please contact Andrew Hall, National Programme Manager, New Zealand Spinal Trust:

 Applications close August 30th.

Flourishing in Career Practice, Sept 24th 8.00am to 10.30am.

Flourishing in Career Practice

How are independent career practitioners building thriving practices in today’s competitive market?  5 established practitioners will share their business and professional development journeys.

Tuesday September 24th 8.00am to 10.30am.

Columbo Centre, Vermont St., Ponsonby

The event will offer existing and emerging independent practitioners an opportunity to hear from a panel of speakers who are experienced and successful practitioners. They all work in career development but differ in the ways they do business, what they are known for (brand) and their models of practice.

The facilitator will be Janet Tuck of Career Clinic and will involve the following practice owners: –

Janet’s facilitation will draw out answers to the questions we all want to know about; how they started, their market and income management approaches, their own professional learning and the future goals they have for their business. This will be followed by a round table discussion that will give attendees the opportunity to explore the questions and ideas gathered from the panel discussion.

We want this event to provide an overview of the diverse ways of doing business in our industry and the real challenges and opportunities for people in private practice.

Hosts: The Career Specialists group

Over the last few years, Career Specialists have held some very successful PD events designed specifically for private practitioners. These have been well supported and appreciated by many people in our industry. After a year in recess we are delighted to announce that we are now revitalised and ready to fulfil our mission which is twofold: –

  1. 1. Our primary focus is toprovide quality development opportunities and resources that are specifically designed to help independent career practitioners to be successful in their practices;
  2. 2. We are motivated to elevate and promote the professional profile of independent career practice throughout NZ.

 Costs: $25pp

To register email Judi Lubetski who will send you a tax invoice.

Or phone any of the Career Specialist for more information:

Judi - 021 826767 OR Kaye - 021474765 OR Caroline - 0272879822 OR Janet - 021526387.

NZATD August Webinar Series – ‘Webinars and Online Facilitation’

Spread over three weeks, this webinar series we will help improve your virtual facilitation skills. Divided over three one hour sessions, we will discuss the difference between online and face-to-face facilitation, look at how to use the tool ‘Zoom’ including polls and questions and explore how working with a producer can make your webinars awesome.

Registration for this webinar series includes all three sessions. Please ensure you can commit to attending each one before registering.

Webinar Series Event #2 (Event 1 was in July):

28 August – Session 1: Using the Tool
04 September – Session 2: Facilitation
11 September – Session 3: Working with a Producer


  • Free of Charge –Members & Affiliates (HRINZ, AITD, NSANZ, TechComNZ, ICFA, IABC, NZOQ, CDANZ & DEANZ)
  • $60.00 Non-Members 

To Register: Please register for event #2 using this Eventbrite link. Note: There is a maximum number of 10 places available.

NOTE: Please give 48 hours notice of cancellation. For non-members, once registered you will be expected to pay regardless of attendance. Substitutions are accepted.

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