Ellesmere College Canterbury

Guidance counsellor

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

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 10:29 AM 12 February 2020
Closes 4pm 06 March 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA5N1

Commences Monday 11 May.

We are seeking a suitably qualified guidance counsellor or psychologist to join our wellbeing team.

Ideally you will:

  • Hold a current membership or provisional status with NZAC or similar professional body
  • Be a registered teacher with a current practising certificate
  • Have an understanding of school systems and contexts and be able to contribute to the decision making of the wellbeing team
  • Acknowledge and respect diversity of culture, gender, age, disability, religion and sexual orientation
  • Have the experience and capacity to work autonomously with the support of the wider wellbeing team
  • Be a skilled communicator
  • Have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff and students
  • Be familiar with wider youth services and agencies for referral and support.

We are an innovative and forward-thinking decile 8 coeducational Y7–13 school located in Leeston, approximately 30 minutes south of Christchurch. Over the coming years there is expected significant roll growth, and the planning for a complete school rebuild is underway. This is an exciting time to join a progressive school and be a part of leading and designing change in New Zealand education and the wellbeing of our youth.

We are a PB4L school, utilising restorative practices, and are introducing the KIVA programme this year. We believe strongly in building and enhancing positive professional relationships with young people, taking a ‘strengths-based’ approach, and placing wellbeing at the centre of development. The guidance team are a key part of our school community and play an integral role in nurturing the wellbeing of all our whānau. We are an active member of the Ngā Mātāpuna Kāhui.

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Donna Thian
(03) 324 3355

Download our application form
Job Application Form v29

Vacancy reference #:1HA5N1

Listed 10:29 AM 12 February 2020
Closes 4pm 06 March 2020

Ellesmere College NZ

School details

Ellesmere College

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 8
Roll: 532

School number: 349
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Physical address:
Leeston Dunsandel Road, Leeston

Postal Address:
P O Box 52, Leeston, 7656