Christ's College Canterbury

School psychologist / counsellor

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

Health and physical education

Listed 4:57 pm 11 September 2020
Closes 5pm 02 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HAB6q

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

We are looking for a compassionate and caring school psychologist/counsellor to join our pastoral care team. This position will take a lead role in the school's pastoral care network, working closely with the Director of Wellbeing and positive education. They will report to the deputy principal, who oversees all aspects of pastoral care. This significant role balances the ongoing development of wellbeing and positive education initiatives 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 understand 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 diverse 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 part-time (0.6FTE), fixed-term position to commence on 29 January 2021 to cover parental leave. The term expires on 24 September 2021, or could be extended for a full school year until 3 December 2021 by negotiation with the right candidate. 

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

Only applicants with appropriate immigration status will be considered. 

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and CV containing your relevant experience to:

Shari Clunne, HR Advisor
PB 4900, Christchurch 8140
(03) 364 6823

Job Description

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAB6q

Listed 4:57 pm 11 September 2020
Closes 5pm 02 October 2020

School details

Christ's College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: Private : Fully Registered
Gender: Male
Decile: 10
Roll: 677

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

Postal Address:
Private Bag 4900, Christchurch, 8140