Botany Downs Secondary College Auckland

Head of counselling

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 10:11 AM 19 February 2020
Closes 4pm 09 March 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA5bc

Reporting to the deputy principal in charge of student services, we seek an experienced head of counselling to join a collaborative student support services team. The head of counselling is a pivotal role within our team, ensuring that students’ needs are met in a coordinated, proactive and supportive manner.

This is a leadership role and our head of counselling will:

  • Have the ability to build empathy and advocate for diverse adolescents to achieve optimum outcomes
  • Ensure processes that effectively leverage all available resources within our whānau-based school to provide the best outcome for our students and school community
  • Be a leader, able to build trusting relationships with both students, senior management and staff
  • Work effectively within our wider pastoral care network (counsellors, nurse, whānau leaders, careers advisor, pathways manager, SENCO, deputy principals, etc).

As part of the student support services team, you will be an NZAC member with experience in risk assessment, a range of therapeutic approaches, referral processes and knowledge of, and interaction within a greater local network.

There is an expectation of some work required during term breaks.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter, CV, and application form (from and direct enquiries to:

Yvonne de Graaf, EA to Principal
575 Chapel Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 2016
(09) 273 2310

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA5bc

Listed 10:11 AM 19 February 2020
Closes 4pm 09 March 2020

School details

Botany Downs Secondary College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 1832

School number: 6930
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Physical address:
575 Chapel Road, Botany Downs, Auckland

Postal Address:
575 Chapel Road, East Tamaki, Manukau, 2016