Work for Health Recovery

Habit Rehabilitation can help you if you are a Work and Income client who is keen to work, but limited in your ability to look for employment, or consideration of your diagnosed health condition needs to be a factor in your possible employment.

The Habit difference

Our Vocational Recruitment Consultants, Craig and Kirsty, will work with you for up to 6 months to prepare you for and place you into work. They are well connected with employers throughout the Tararua, Manawatu, Wairarapa, and Kapiti regions, and motivated to get you into work that is right for you. Caring, professional and supportive, Craig and Kirsty will then support you and your employer for up to 12 months while you’re working, to ensure the role is sustainable and that you are a success!

Here’s what previous clients have to say about the difference we’ve made:

“Thank you for all the help you have given me to get to the point of receiving a job. I’m really grateful for the time and effort you [put in] for me trying to find work in areas I really wanted to work. It was hard to find work beforehand but with your help, I’m now in a job I really enjoy and found it has given me purpose. Thank you again.”

“I found the service helpful exploring new opportunities. I figured out what I can and can't do, and was shown how to focus on the things I can do. The service matched my expectations and am happy with the service Habit provided”.

“Road blocks have restricted my employment journey, self-worth and belief. Meeting Kirsty uplifted my view on life. She was so driven and always went that extra mile to help me find a job suited to my needs, and yet always made sure it was best for my wellbeing. She always made sure it was a safe space I was going too and was always more than willing to support me with advice or advocate for me if I had any issues. She showed true, honest care and compassion towards me and my journey and this meant a lot to me. Kirsty uses her initiative with problem solving for her clients, she is a true gem whose model is a great example to be used with clients. Thank you so much Kirsty for all of your support I was very lucky to have you as my go-to, your effort has meant a lot to me.”


To be eligible for this service, you need to meet the below criteria:

  • Be of working age.
  • Be in receipt of a main WINZ benefit.
  • Have a diagnosed physical health condition.
  • Be from any of the Palmerston North, Feilding, Dannevirke, Wairarapa, Levin or Kapiti WINZ Service Centres.

Talk to Craig or Kirsty to find out whether this service is right for you, and they will coordinate with Work and Income to have you referred.

Take a positive step towards employment and contact us today.

Craig Tichbon
021 370 131


Kirsty Jenkins
021 310 685