Mental Health Advisor

  • Company:
    The University of Auckland
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    7 days ago
  • Category:

Recently voted one of NZs top 20 places to work, Unitec is a great place to be! You’ll be joining a sector that is positively transforming education in New Zealand, enabling the best outcomes for our learners, their family and wider communities.In this role you’ll play a critical role in our learners journey here at Unitec. You’ll enable their success through providing professional, high-quality mental health support, in-turn allowing them to flourish during their time at Unitec. The role has a particular focus on supporting our Maori, Pacific, International and Under 25-year old student groups.You’ll come from a clinical background gained in either Psychotherapy, Psychology, or Counselling, and hold the relevant postgraduate /Masters qualifications, and current registration with your governing professional body. You will have the demonstrated ability to work successfully with a broad range of mental health consumers, within a multi-disciplinary team.You’ll also demonstrate;Proven experience working with complex and chronic mental health issuesExperience in successfully assessing and managing risk.Successful advocacy on behalf of consumers and the ability to convey an understanding of the mental health process to othersFull membership of NZAP, NZPB, NZAC or equivalent bodyHold a postgraduate or Masters tertiary qualification acceptable to the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP), New Zealand Psychologists Board (NZPB), New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) or other relevant professional body, as agreed with the Manager Te Puna WaioraAn understanding or desire to learn Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and the values and practices of Kaupapa MāoriThis is a part-time position (18.75 work hours per week, preferred days of work are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday). We offer a competitive salary and a range of benefits, including life and income insurance, a discounted on-site gym and an on-site child care facility.This is an exciting and rewarding role, where you will be able to make a real difference for our learners. You’ll be joining a small and supportive multi-disciplinary team, who genuinely care about the wellbeing and success of our learners.Apply now. The closing date is 14 August at midday.Please note: we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early. We will aim to contact all applicants within one week of the job closing date.Unitec Institute of Technology is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a supportive and inclusive environment for all employees.Job DetailsReference #38930Posted on31 Jul 2020Closes on14 Aug 2020 12:00Location(s)Mt Albert, WaitakereExpertiseHealth CentreJob level(s)ExperiencedWork type(s)Permanent – Part time