We are seeking a full-time Head of Guidance and Hauora to lead our collegial, supportive, and multidisciplinary team. We want someone who is innovative in their practice and who is culturally relational to lead with compassion and integrity.
You will provide targeted counselling support, design and deliver proactive programmes across the school and for targeted groups. You will lead our team of guidance counsellors and youth workers as well as engaging with wider networks and wrap-around services to promote emotional and mental wellbeing.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills with strengths in culturally responsive approaches to counselling, proven ability to create programmes that engage meaningfully with students and be able to initiate interventions that inspire, motivate, and enable change for good. A commitment to our culture of care is essential.
Commencing in Term 3, you would be responsible for counselling students from Y9–13, including building relationships with the students to promote emotional and mental wellbeing, self-confidence, and resilience. You must be able to work collaboratively with our students, parents, staff, and wider school community, and closely with our school youth workers, nurses, mentors, deans, and senior leadership team.
Our ideal applicant will hold NZAC membership (or working towards membership) and be familiar with school environments. Experience in Social Work or Psychology an advantage.
You will also have the following attributes:
Exceptional organisational skills
The ability to build relationships quickly
Highly collaborative for working in a team
Professionalism judgement and confidentiality
Salary by negotiation, dependent upon qualifications, skills and experience.
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