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Bethlehem College is a non-denominational, co-educational Christian College (Y1 -13), in a beautiful work setting located in the sunny Bay of Plenty. The College's emphasis is on applying biblical principles to all aspects of the school curriculum and life. An undertaking to commit to the College's Special Character is a condition of all appointments.

Bethlehem College has established a reputation for providing quality all round Christian education. Christian thought and practice are integrated across the curriculum, which is broad based and includes excellence in academics, sports, the performing arts and the shaping of moral leadership and service.

Applications are open for the position of Counsellor at the College to cover a period of parental leave. The ​position could be tailored to finish at the end of Term 4 2022 (approx 6 months) or for 12 months to finish mid-year 2023. The position, in both instances is part-time, 32 hours per week. Start and finish dates are negotiable. These hours will be worked in the 40 weeks that the school is open for instruction.

The position reports to the Head of Counselling and the successful applicant will be an NZAC/ NZACC registered counsellor, with experience working with children and youth from ages 5 -18 and their whanau/family; will also be able to work with a range of modalities to support varying needs in our learning community; will build and maintain networks with external agencies, work as a member of a collaborative and established counselling team, work with teachers, groups of students, and work efficiently under pressure.

Remuneration will be dependent upon qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.


• A strong sense of calling and willingness to fully commitment to the Vision and Mission of Bethlehem College.

• Commitment to a life sustained by a vital Christian faith, permeated with Christian virtues, devoted to studying God’s word and prayer and actively involved in a Christian fellowship

• Qualified Counsellor

• Current memberships with NZCCA and NZAC and commitment to the NZAC Code of Ethics or equivalent professional association

Position start date: Term 2, 2022

For more information and to apply please visit our website. Please note it is required to complete our online application form, which you will find at the following link:

Applications closing date: Monday 11th April 2022