Academic Staff Member Social Work and Human Services

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 05-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/912374
  • Job Title: Academic Staff Member Social Work and Human Services
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Academic Staff member – Social Work and Human Services

Timaru campus

Proportional 0.8 FTE, Permanent

  • Diverse role
  • Deliver teaching in Health & Wellbeing
  • Enhance student outcomes


Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant and progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region.  Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students’ success.

The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health offers a range of programmes from entry level through to master’s degrees for those working in or seeking careers in the wider health and wellbeing sectors. These include Certificate level and programmes in Health and Wellbeing, the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Medical Imaging, Osteopathy and Applied Sciences, Graduate Certificate and Diploma programmes and Postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas and Master’s Degrees in Health Science and Nursing. The Department has over 1500 full time equivalent students and a staff of over 100 highly qualified professionals, many of whom are active researchers. Programmes are offered at Manawa, the City campus and in Timaru.


The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team to contribute to social work and support worker education in programmes underpinned by principles of social justice, bicultural practice and empowering others to promote personal and social change. The major focus of this role will be teaching the NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbeing Level 4, with potential to oversee Bachelor’s in Social Work placements (BSW) in Timaru.

The successful applicant will work with a team of staff who are experienced social work educators. This role ideally would suit a social worker who is passionate about practice and has an excellent reputation as a professional. This role may also appeal to an experienced educator or someone new to social work education who is seeking a change in the direction of their career. 



  • Experienced Educator with a post graduate qualification
  • Desirable a minimum of three years’ experience as a Social Worker & or in the field of Community Services
  • Strong industry connections in the South Canterbury area
  • The ability to develop & implement flexible teaching & learning methods, including the suite of learning technologies
  • Exceptional time management skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently administer, organise and co-ordinate activities and meet deadlines
  • Proven commitment to positive learning experiences for students from diverse backgrounds



Ara offers you excellent conditions of employment, and the rewards of working in a progressive education environment, which is responsive to the needs of students and employers.


To Apply

We accept applications via our online application system.  For a job description and/or to apply online please visit –

If you have any queries in relation to the vacancy or application process, please contact the People and Culture team via or 03 940 8623. Emailed applications will not be considered.


Applications close – Sunday 17th November 2019