About the role:
We are seeking a casual Student Counsellor to join our Symonds campus to commence work as soon as possible.
Working at NZMA you will become part of a fantastic supportive team. Staff have access to a range of flexible work options, employee assistance and learning and development opportunities.
The primary objectives of the Counsellor’s role are:
• To provide a confidential counselling service to students
• To create a safe space for students to process their emotions
• To equip them with tools to help manage stress and anxiety
• To work alongside teaching staff to improve student wellbeing outcomes
Successful applicants will need to have:
• Tertiary Qualification (Bcouns, Post Grad Dip Couns, or relevant qualification)
• Experience working in the counselling field, preferably with young adults, is preferable
• Membership to NZAC or appropriate/relevant professional body
• Confidence in responding to high-risk situations, and the ability to assess safety in an ethical manner
• Understanding and embracing of diversity, including experience in working with LGBT community
• A passion for student health and wellbeing, and working with young adults
Police vetting will be required.
If you believe that you offer what we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you. To find out more about NZMA and ACG, check us out at www.acgedu.com
Position Title: Student Counsellor
Reports to: Campus Manager
Date: March 2019
• To provide professional counselling and advice to NZMA students who request counselling sessions
• To arrange such sessions with the students in an organized and documented manner, keeping a schedule and record of the sessions
• To keep all notes and documentation of the counselling sessions private and secure
• All written communication with the students must be only be conducted using your NZMA/ACG email address
• To liaise with relevant NZMA staff, advising them of strategies for the students, at all times respecting student privacy as required
• To follow all professional protocols of the New Zealand Counsellors Association and other relevant legal bodies in terms of ethics, privacy, disclosure and related matters
• To advise and educate NZMA staff (when requested by Campus Managers) about relevant and affective strategies for helping students with pastoral needs
• To report all necessary matters to the relevant Campus Manager, notwithstanding privacy and non-disclosure requirements
• To attend monthly supervision sessions with a registered senior counsellor.