7 Jul 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

Campus Life is a Service Division that supports an engaging and inclusive campus experience for students at the University of Auckland. Student Disability Services (SDS) supports the University of Auckland to be an inclusive educational environment for students with disabilities.

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 permanent position, working 22.5 hours per week.

The salary range for this role is between $69,201 – 79,800 based on experience and qualifications. This amount will be pro-rated for 0.6FTE.

For more detailed information about this role, please view 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 skills and experience include:

  • Registered Health Professional
  • Qualification in disciplines including OT, social work, counselling or psychotherapy
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working with and providing advice to people with a wide range of mental health disabilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of crisis intervention and case management
  • Proven experience and ability to assess complex needs, and to identify, and secure, specific and appropriate resources and strategies to reasonably meet those needs
  • 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
  • Evidence of full Covid vaccination

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 Sunday, 24th July 2022 to be considered. Please include your CV and cover letter highlighting how you meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Additional Information

Overseas Applicants

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please 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: Sunday, 24th July 2022

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

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