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Counsellor - Fixed Term Maternity Leave

Counsellor - Fixed Term Maternity Leave

Counsellor - Fixed Term Maternity Leave


Closing Date : 12 Dec 2019

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā whakatiketike huri i te motu, tēnā ra koutou katoa. E rere atu ana te reo karanga o Te Wānanga o Wairaka ki te hunga e ngākaunui ana ki te oranga me te hauora o te tauira Māori, e ū ana ki ngā tikanga Māori ki roto i āna mahi, e hiahiatia ana kia mahi tahi i runga anō i te mātāpono nei a Te Noho Kotahitanga. E tūwhera ana ngā tatau ki a koe, nō reira whakapā mai, tēnā koutou katoa.

At Unitec, we're passionate about the power of education to positively change the lives of our learners, their whanau and wider communities. We make sure our learners are well equipped for the future needs of employers, by providing them with a mix of hands-on and classroom-based learning, at our two campuses in Mt Albert, and Waitākere.

The Position

As a Counsellor, you'll manaaki the success of our learners, through providing professional, high quality counselling services, with a particular focus on supporting our Māori learners. 

You'll act as a subject matter expert in Tikanga and share the values and practices of Kaupapa Māori with your wider team, helping to upskill and support them. You will have the opportunity to participate in Powhiri and join in with Marae team and events, increasing your visibility as a counsellor and supporting accessibility to the counselling services.   

Please see the position description for more detail.

This is a part-time (0.8FTE) fixed term position ending on 18 December 2020.  The hours of work are 7.5 hours per day (exclusive of an unpaid lunch break) to be worked on Tuesday to Friday. You'll be based at out Mt Albert campus, with Wednesday being a day you'll spend working at our Waitakere campus.

About you

To be successful in this position you will have experience in providing counselling services in an educational or social services setting.  You will have experience working with young people from diverse backgrounds, and in dealing with a broad range of issues including risk assessment and intervention.  You will hold a Post Graduate or Masters tertiary qualification, which is acceptable to the NZAC (or equivalent), and have full membership of NZAC (or equivalent). You'll also demonstrate:

  • An in-depth understanding of Tikanga and Te Reo Māori and the values and practices of Kaupapa Māori  
  • Successful comprehensive experience as a Counsellor/Mental Health Professional
  • Experience in successfully assessing and managing risk

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity to utilise your counselling expertise, and you share our passion for making a difference in the lives and futures of our learners, then apply today! The closing date is 28 November 2019 at 5pm.

Please note: we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early. We will aim to contact all applicants within 1 week of the job closing date.

Unitec Institute of Technology is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a supportive and inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply for this job, please click HERE or go to our job site and enter the job code 36488.


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