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Te Whare Hauora o UC | UC Health Centre

  • Continuing (permanent) position
  • Part-time (30 hours per week)
  • Commencement date: 31 January 2022

What You Will Do

Utilising your considerable experience in counselling a wide variety of clients, you will be responsible for providing prompt counselling services within professional standards and ethical practices to students to enhance student success. Such services would provide a variety of counselling interventions including a focus on brief interventions and/or seeking consultation with other health professionals as appropriate. You will promote education and awareness of counselling services to students and wider UC Community and participate in the development and delivery of programmes, services and may be asked to deliver educational workshops.

Who You Are

Ideally you will have a Bachelor's Degree and higher qualification in a relevant discipline such as Counselling, Social Work or Clinical Psychology as well as holding a current registration or professional membership. You will have excellent record keeping, case note and report writing skills, interpersonal skills and able to work effectively in a consultative and team environment, as well as have knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations. Experience using a medical database such as Medtech would be helpful.

The Health Centre is committed to building Māori health care capacity and knowledge of tikanga and te ao Māori would be an advantage. You will be motivated to promote UC's values which include whanaungatanga - valuing people and their differences; manaakitanga - extending care and empowering others; and tiakitanga - enhancing and nurturing our resources.

Who You Will Work With

The Health Centre is a clinic devoted to providing excellent Medical, Counselling and Related Services to the Students and wider community of the University of Canterbury, enhancing the identity and wellbeing of that Community and comprises doctors, nurses, counsellors, physiotherapy, dietitian, services.

For more information about our clinic, please visit us at the UC Health Centre

Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 5 December 2021 (midnight, NZ time)

Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received, interviews will take place in the week of 6 December with a start date in January 2022.

How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to

Due to current border restrictions, you must have New Zealand Citizenship/Residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.