Counsellors x2, Wellington

Tu Ora Compass Health and Victoria University of Wellington have agreed to run a youth mental health pilot (Piki) for 2.5 years to focus on integrated therapies for 18 – 25-year old’s. We wish to appoint two Counsellors to our Student Counselling Piki team, fixed-term until August 2021, to work a minimum of 3 days per week. You will be part of a passionate and motivated Counselling team and will take a multidisciplinary approach to client care working closely with staff from Student Health, Student Academic Services and across the University.

You will be a highly experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, social worker or psychologist with an interest in working with young adults and mature students in a university setting. You will have the ability to work therapeutically with people who have a wide range of emotional, social, cultural, and mental health issues. Knowledge and experience of work in the tertiary sector and within mental health services would be helpful as would experience in working with Maori.

The Counselling Service provides short term counselling to students to enable them to achieve academically and personally.  Victoria is a Health Promoting University. We provide wellbeing and resiliency education workshops and programmes to students and consultation services to university staff and take lead in a range of University wide preventive and health promotion initiatives. Counsellors are encouraged to contribute to these health promotion and education activities as part of their role.

Applicants must hold a relevant applied university degree and be a full member of NZAC, NZAP, ANZASW, or be a registered psychologist. An ability to work cooperatively as part of a team will be essential. It is strongly desired that applicants have a working knowledge of CBT, and hold a recognised CBT qualification or be willing to work toward one.

For further information please contact Linda Robertson, Clinical Lead of the Service on 463 5308. 

Applications close 28th October 2019