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Employment Placement Service - Wellington

Work Matters, People Count - Strategic Direction

Wellington Work and Income is committed to assisting jobseekers into work and reduce the number of working age people who need to rely on a Benefit.  Employment is a means of improving economic Independence and well being.  Through Work and Income contracts, interventions are purchased to deliver services needed to support working age people to achieve this intent.

The aim of the Wellington Employment Placement Service is to assist participants to prepare for and be placed into employment.

The Target Group are working aged (16-65 years old) and must be in receipt of a Domestic Purposes related Benefit including Emergency Maintenance Allowance.

This programme is open to clients registered with the Porirua, Johnsonville, Wellington City, Newtown and Kilbirnie Service Centres.

This service is expected to last up to 12 weeks, made up of an employment coaching component, employment placement component, with post placement support provided to those who achieve and employment outcome.

The Employment Coaching component may include, but is not limited to:
  • Assessment to determine Client eligibility and suitability
  • Provision of a comprehensive CV and covering letters
  • One on One Career advice.  This recognises the Client's strengths and identifies their interests, career aspirations, and how to make affective career choices to realise their preferred future
  • Workshops to Clients that are applicable and relevant
  • Develop and maintain confidence and motivation, with focus upon achieving employment and career goals
  • Maintain a liaison role with Work and Income
  • Enhance Clients ability to problem sole and self manage employment related issues in future unaided
  • Career and Progression Plan

The Employment Placement component
  • Practise of interview techniques and learn about different approaches and response to interviews
  • Provide the tools for effective job searching
  • Advice and assistance with budgeting
  • Advice and assistance with travel
  • Arranging Employment positions for Clients

Post Placement Support
Post Placement Support is delivered for a minimum of 31 days post employment start.


482 Te Atatu Road
Te Atatu Peninsula
PO Box 45 132
Te Atatu
Auckland 0651
Phone 09 834-1482
Fax 09 834-1485
Free Phone 0800 478 902




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