Massey High School Auckland

Guidance counsellor / head of student support

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 1:36 PM 09 November 2021
Closes 4pm 03 December 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAR7N

Massey High School has an exciting position to offer within our counselling team. We are seeking a qualified counsellor who is NZAC registered or is currently working towards registration, to work with a diverse community of students ranging from Y9–13 to support student success.

The applicant could also apply for the position of head of student support, however this is not a necessity.

You will be working in collaboration with the head of support services/guidance team (if you are only applying for the position of guidance counsellor) and senior leadership to ensure all students have the opportunity and access to support to develop their capabilities and resilience.

What qualities and skills will you have?

  • A degree in counselling from an accredited institution;
  • A passion for fostering a positive climate for change and advocating for those who are disempowered;
  • Experience working with counselling model, preferably with young people, within an ethical framework
  • A clear understanding of confidentiality;
  • The ability to work collegially as part of a specialist team and with the wider school community;
  • Compassion coupled with realistic expectations;
  • Leadership/mentoring skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Good self-care strategies;
  • Knowledge of the external agency networks and how to engage with these agencies in a professional manner.

Teaching registration is an advantage, but not essential.

Salary to be negotiated with successful candidate.

This is a permanent full-time position which is to commence at the beginning of term 1, 2022.

How to apply

Please send your completed application pack, CV, and direct enquiries to:

Elaine Curtis, Principal's PA
274 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland 0614
(09) 831 0501

Download our application form
Application Pack Teacher v58

Referee Report to be sent to three referees
Referee report template Teacher v5

Vacancy reference #:1HAR7N

Listed 1:36 PM 09 November 2021
Closes 4pm 03 December 2021

Massey High School NZ

School details

Massey High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 1507

School number: 43
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Physical address:
274 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland

Postal Address:
274 Don Buck Road, Massey, Waitakere, 614