22 Jan 2022

Fixed-term Mental Health Adviser

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and one of the world’s major research universities. As the country’s largest and most comprehensive university, the University of Auckland conducts teaching and research across eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

An opportunity has emerged for a Mental Health Adviser to join our busy Student Disability Services office at the University of Auckland. The role will provide direct support to students with diagnosed mental health conditions to achieve their academic potential within the University.

Working alongside two other mental health advisers, you will help to develop and promote mental health support for students with disabilities. This is an exciting and professionally challenging opportunity to join a small, passionate team working in a vibrant environment who are committed to equal opportunities and making a difference.

This is a 12 month fixed-term position, working 22.5 hours per week. Applicants must be available to work on Thursday and Friday, and one other weekday.

For more detailed information, please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

He kōrero mōu | About you

You will be a superb communicator with the ability to operate with a high-level of emotional intelligence and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will need to be able to work independently, be resilient and have a strong commitment to identifying and achieving solutions. Along with this you will be an innovative problem solver who is highly organised and able to work to deadlines.

Other attributes include:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working with people with a wide range of mental health disabilities
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and registration as a health professional
  • Knowledge and understanding of crisis intervention and case management
  • High level written communication and administration skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • A commitment to equity including demonstrated understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the University of Auckland
  • If you care about others and want to contribute to making a positive difference in the lives of students with disabilities – we encourage you to apply!

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum
  • 6.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • Over 300 different career development courses and programmes
  • Discounted parking and various leisure and recreation services
  • Flexible employment practices, a diverse and inclusive working environment

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday, 4th February 2022 to be considered. Please include your CV and cover letter highlighting how you meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Melika Carlson (melika.carlson@auckland.ac.nz) if you have any questions about this role. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Additional Information

Covid-19 Vaccination

The University of Auckland is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff and students.  All students, staff and visitors need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or medically exempt, in order to come onto our campuses or to take part in face-to-face University-managed activities. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment. You can read more about the University’s vaccination policy here.

Overseas Applicants

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for seven days on arrival. 

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz


How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Friday, 4th February 2022

Job Categories: Mental Health Services. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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