• Are you an experienced counsellor or psychotherapist looking for your next challenge?
  • Do you have an interest in working with a diverse student population?
  • Are you looking for a workplace that actively supports and encourages professional development?

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapists, social worker or psychologist to join our passionate and motivated team.  You will have a strong passion in working with young adults and mature students.  If you’re interested, read on. 

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Student Health at Victoria University of Wellington is seeking an experienced counsellor to join our team on a fixed term basis. The role of Counsellor is to support students’ wellbeing and academic success through one-to-one counselling and mental health promotion programmes. The Student Counselling Service works in a holistic and collaborative manner with other Students Services including our medical and nursing team, Disability Services, Student Learning, Wellington International and Student Interest and Conflict Resolution.  

Mōu - About you

Ideally, you will have the following: 

  • University Degree or Post graduate qualification in a counselling related discipline.
  • Proven/demonstrated experience in psychology, psychotherapy, social work, or counselling supporting people from a range of backgrounds and cultures, particularly young adults.
  • Experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches including solution focused, brief / time limited models of counselling and in crisis intervention.
  • Experienced in the provision of consultation and mental health promotion/preventive services.
  • Proven ability to counsel using an approach that is non-judgemental, flexible, empathic, and sensitive to cultural and religious differences and sexual orientation.
  • Experience and interest in working with Māori and Pasifika models of wellbeing.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Windows computer desktop environment. 

This role requires safety checking through the police vetting system under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Why you should join our team

We offer excellent working conditions where professional development opportunities are actively encouraged and paid for. This is an amazing opportunity to work in a great team atmosphere, you would get to enjoy our morning teas (maybe you are a great baker). We will pay your professional membership fee that is pro-rated to the hours you will work for us as well as cover the cost of your professional supervision. If you are curious, eager to work in a tight knit team and have a great sense of community you will fit right in! 

If this sounds like the environment for you, we’d be delighted to hear from you. 

Applications close on Friday 8th October 2021 

You can read more about the role and responsibilities in the role description. 

If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Laureline Darques, Clinical Lead Counselling on 022 023 9296 or laureline.darques@vuw.ac.nz 

Applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - application steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click the Apply Now button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you're a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

About our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.

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