Student Support Coordinator

  • Kelburn
  • Temporary
  • Mon Nov 22 23:06:34 2021
  • 2941

  • Are you an experienced, qualified practitioner with an appropriate current professional accreditation?
  • Do you hold a University Degree or Postgraduate qualification in social work, occupational therapy or related discipline?
  • Are you interested in working with young adults and mature students, preferably in a university and residence setting?

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 12-month fixed term Student Support Coordinator to work specifically with students in our Halls of Residences as part of Student Counselling. This is a full-time role.

The Student Support Coordinators (SSCs) are a team of four health practitioners who provide a confidential support service for hall residents (mostly first year Students) experiencing any health or wellbeing issues that may impact on their ability to manage the demands of their living and academic environments. The SSC liaises with faculties, schools and other support services on and off campus to ensure that residents receive the support they need.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will have an interest in working with young adults and mature students, preferably in a university and residence setting, and an ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.

You will maintain an effective multidisciplinary approach to client care working closely with staff from Campus Living (Halls of Residences) Student Health and Counselling, and across the University. You will have the ability to carry out needs assessments and to work therapeutically with people who have a wide range of emotional, social, cultural, and mental health issues.

Knowledge and experience of work in the tertiary sector, within a hall of residence or other community living environment and within mental health services would be helpful, as would experience in working with Maori, Pasifika or Rainbow people.

For your application to be considered, you must have:

  • At least 2 years of post-study experience as a social worker, counsellor, occupational therapist or other relevant health practitioner
  • A relevant applied university degree be a full member/registered member of a relevant professional association in New Zealand and hold a current practicing certificate.

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

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 3 December 2021

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Laureline Darques, Clinical Lead Counselling, on 04 463 5308 or email But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.