Christ's College Canterbury


Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Guidance counsellor

Health and physical education

Listed 9:52 AM 24 July 2019
Closes 5pm 09 August 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9wAR

Affiliated with the Anglican Church of New Zealand, our college is one of the leading independent secondary schools in NZ. The college has a proven record of academic excellence, strong commitment to pastoral care, offers a wide range of sports, service, cultural and co-curricular activities, and is dedicated to achieving its mission: Each boy at his best.

We are looking for a compassionate and caring counsellor to join our pastoral care team. The college counsellor will take a lead role in the school’s pastoral care network, working closely with the director of wellbeing and positive education and accountable to the deputy principal, who oversees all aspects of pastoral care. This significant role balances the ongoing development of wellbeing and positive education initiatives at the college with providing a high-quality counselling service for students and their families, and training sessions for teachers and house staff as required.

The ideal candidate should have school-based counselling experience, be passionate about the health and wellbeing of young people and have an understanding of the particular needs of boys living in a residential community. They must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to relate to many different people from a range of cultural backgrounds, a positive and friendly 'can-do' attitude, and a professional approach at all times.

The applicant must have specialist qualifications in counselling and be a current member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.

This is a full-time, ongoing position, to commence as soon as possible or by negotiation.

The college offers excellent working conditions in an attractive environment. The remuneration package reflects the nature of working in an independent school. 

How to apply

Please apply with a covering letter and CV to:

Mel Libeau
(03) 364 6811

Position Description - Christ's College Counsellor
CC JD College Counsellor

Download our application form
Christs College Application for Employment form v10

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9wAR

Listed 9:52 AM 24 July 2019
Closes 5pm 09 August 2019

Christ's College NZ

School details

Christ's College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: Private : Fully Registered
Gender: Male
Decile: 10
Roll: 680

School number: 330
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Physical address:
33 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Postal Address:
Private Bag 4900, Christchurch, 8140