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Vacancy Ref No. 1131

  • Are you passionate about providing quality counselling that supports students' personal development and academic endeavours?
  • Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to lead from the front?
  • Do you thrive in a collaborative and supportive team environment?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Clinical Lead to join Student Counselling (Mauri Ora) on a permanent basis.  

This is a management/clinical leadership role, working within a large counselling team and smaller leadership team, to effectively provide quality counselling to students in a busy, challenging but rewarding university environment.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

Your strengths will include adaptability, flexibility, excellent relationship building skills and resilience along with a sense of humour. You will also have excellent interpersonal /relationship building skills with the knack of bringing people along on the journey.

Key Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated experience leading a team and supporting staff with risk and case management.
  • At least 10 years clinical experience and must have current professional registration/membership.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, operational management and business development.
  • Knowledge and experience of Te Ao Maori and working with whanau, Pasifika, Rainbow and Migrant communities.
  • An understanding of Primary Health Organisations and management of mental health and wellbeing projects.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

We offer excellent working conditions, which include:

  • Expenses for professional memberships.
  • Professional Development leave and funding.
  • Funded clinical supervision.
  • Monthly wellbeing hour.
  • Team building days.
  • Modern premises.
  • Supportive team culture.

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

Role Description

How to apply: Please visit our website for further information and to apply online:

Close Date for Vacancy: 26 May 2021.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Kevin Rowlatt by email on