Columba College Otago

Guidance counsellor

Area / composite (Years 1–15), Guidance counsellor

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

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 3:46 PM 26 July 2021
Closes 12pm 10 August 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HANaZ

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a capable and experienced counsellor/psychologist to join the friendly team at Columba College.

Columba College is a Presbyterian state integrated composite school with co-educational junior school (Y0–6) and a single sex girls boarding and day-school (Y7–13) based in Highgate, Dunedin. The board, senior leadership team and staff are fully committed to the school’s value of GRACE – Good discipline, Respect, Aroha, Citizenship and Excellence.

We are currently seeking a full (or part-time) qualified experienced counsellor/Ppychologist who would actively support the wellbeing of students at Columba College. As part of our holistic approach to education we wish to provide an effective counselling service at the college that is both responsive and proactive and that builds positive relationships with students to promote emotional and mental wellbeing and buoyancy. The counsellor’s role is to assist the college achieve optimal outcomes for its students in the areas of learning, behaviour, and emotional wellbeing. To achieve this, the counsellor will employ a range of strategies, including counselling, consultation with staff and parents, and referral to and liaison with outside agencies.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a team player and have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role (desirable)
  • A qualification and/or demonstratable experience in counselling
  • Outstanding organisational and people/relationship skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Membership of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors
  • Computer literacy. 

If this sounds like you, please apply. 

How to apply

For a copy of the job description, please email Liz. To apply in strict confidence, applicants are asked to complete the Columba College employment application form available online

Liz Gold, Executive Assistant to the Principal
399 Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin
(03) 467 5188 ext 803

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HANaZ

Listed 3:46 PM 26 July 2021
Closes 12pm 10 August 2021

School details

Columba College

Type: Composite
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Female
Decile: 10
Roll: 593

School number: 386
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Physical address:
399 Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin

Postal Address:
Private Bag 1911, Dunedin, 9054