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Student Counsellor

Massey University
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Social, welfare & community
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Palmerston North

Do you want to make a positive difference for our student population? Are you or have you been in the education or related sector?

If you have a passion for improving educational achievement for all learners, and are enthusiastic and committed to building collaborative relationships, we could have a role for you.

Massey University Counselling Service currently have an opportunity for an experienced Student Counsellor/Mental Health Professional to join us on the Palmerston North Campus in a part-time (0.8 FTE/ 30hrs p/w) role from February to November each year.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • A collaborative approach to working in and across teams
  • Conduct initial risk assessment to support well-being and safety of students
  • Provide professional counselling support and services to students using a brief intervention therapy framework
  • Provide information and training to University students on topics of mental health and wellbeing
  • Actively participate in quality assurance and feedback processes at an individual and team level
  • Provision of guidance to teaching staff and other employees regarding the identification of students with personal or other issues needing support
  • Provide emergency assistance and support for students who are in a personal crisis situation
  • Liaise with, refer to, and work in close consultation with academic and professional staff, community organisations to ensure students are consistently and appropriately supported throughout their university experience

As the successful applicant you will be part of a collaborative and multi-disciplinary Health team, provide counselling to a diverse student population, working at times, in challenging and complex contexts. You will have demonstrated experience working across the lifespan, particularly the 18-25 year old age group. Those with experience with Tangata Whaiora and kaupapa Māori models of health will be a distinct advantage.

In return we can offer you:

  • professional registration
  • a commitment to professional supervision
  • on-going professional development.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be conducted the week of the Monday, 16 December 2019 and whilst this role is a part-time (0.8 FTE/ 30hrs p/w) we embrace a flexible work environment - consideration may be given to those seeking a full time appointment. Please advise your preference in your covering letter.

Closing date: 15 December 2019
Reference number: ODVCO_O_645_11/19

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