Career Development Association of New Zealand


Mary Pollard

Mary Pollard

King Country and Taranaki
New Plymouth
Vocational Practitioner
Diploma Career Guidance
Professional Memberships
Professional Member of CDANZ


  • Career Coaching
  • Career Counselling
  • Interview Coaching
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Professional CV Preparation
  • Transition Coaching/Outplacement
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Currently I work in vocational rehabilitation. I assist clients with goal setting, intervention planning, upskilling; and service co-ordination, this includes career and vocational advice, employment coaching and job placement, in support of their independence and return to work.

I also provide clients with support/advocacy for self-management of their health conditions and personal injury. Depending on the complexity of the client’s vocational rehabilitation needs, and any risk factors and barriers affecting their return to work, my services often require a multi-disciplinary approach.

Aiming at optimising independence from ACC my work is generally very empowering and at times life-changing for clients. My clients are supported through a process - of helping them to identify their potential barriers, encouraging them to gain insight and make informed choices, by providing them with relevant information of appropriate and available vocational opportunities.

I have over 20 years case management experience, with my specialised area being in health, injury and disability. My qualifications include a Diploma in Career Guidance and I am a Professional Member of CDANZ.

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