14 Feb 2020

Full-Time Senior Mental Health Advisor

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Job Description

Senior Mental Health Advisor

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Equity
  • Advert Closing Date: 16/02/2020
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 00011664

Job Description

This is a fixed term, maternity leave cover position until 30th April 2021.

The Equity office – Te Ara Tautika leads the University’s commitment to being a safe, inclusive and equitable place to study and work. It has strong relationships with the Offices of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori and the Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific, and plays a key role in supporting the University’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and equity objectives.

Student Disability Services (SDS) leads the Equity Office contribution to creating a safe, inclusive and equitable educational environment for students with disabilities.

The role

An opportunity has emerged for a Senior Mental Health Advisor to join our busy SDS office and provide direct support to students with disabilities to achieve their academic potential within the University. Reporting into the Manager of SDS you will work to promote and develop mental health support that is available to 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.

Our ideal candidate:

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 4-5 years’ experience working with people with a wide range of mental health disabilities
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and registration as a health professional
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and case management
  • High level written communication and administration skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • A commitment to equity including understand 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!

Why us?

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum.
  • Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.
  • Over 300 different career development courses.
  • Discounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment that directly contributes to improving the lives of students

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.



Applications close Sunday 16th February 2020. All applications must be made online – please submit a CV and cover letter in one document outlining why you think you are the ideal candidate for the role.

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, LGBTI, 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: 16th February 2020.

Job Categories: Mental Health Services. Job Types: Full-Time.

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