Student Support Coordinator, Wellington

Student Services

Wellington, Kelburn

  • Student Support Coordinator (permanent; full-time)
  • Are you an experienced health practitioner who is interested in working with young adults?
  • Does contributing to a diverse and dynamic team supporting students interest you?

We wish to appoint a full-time Student Support Coordinator to work specifically with students in our Halls of Residences as part of Student Counselling Service.

The Student Support Coordinators (SSCs) are a team of four health practitioners who provide a confidential support service for hall residents (mostly first year students) experiencing any health or wellbeing issues that may impact on their ability to manage the demands of their living and academic environments. The SSC liaises with faculties, schools and other support services on and off campus to ensure that residents receive the support they need.

You will maintain an effective multidisciplinary approach to client care working closely with staff from Campus Living (Halls of Residences) Student Health and Counselling, and across the University.

You will be an experienced social worker, counsellor, occupational therapist or other relevant health practitioner with an interest in working with young adults and mature students in a university and residence setting. You will have the ability to carry out needs assessments and 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, within a hall of residence or other community living environment and within mental health services would be helpful as would experience in working with Maori.

You must hold a relevant applied university degree, be a full member of a relevant professional association and hold a current practising certificate. An ability to work cooperatively as part of a team will be essential.

This role requires safety checking through the police vetting system under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Please go to our careers site to view the role description.

Contact details for vacancy: Claire Doonan, Team Lead Counselling (Outreach and Mental Health Coordination), Student Counselling by email claire.doonan@vuw.ac.nz but applicants should follow the steps outlined below.

About us

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.

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Important – application steps.

Download and complete the University Application form from our careers site.

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Email completed application form and cover letter to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz along with any further supporting documents stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Applications close Sunday, 31 May 2020.

Reference: 90029.