Counselling Lecturer – Christchurch based

Laidlaw College is New Zealand's largest theological institute. It offers bachelor’s degrees in Theology, Ministries, Counselling and Education; certificate and diploma programmes and postgraduate programmes at its campuses in Auckland and Christchurch and via Distance.

Within the Counselling programme a Degree level qualification is offered. This qualification provides students with a deeply integrated learning experience that equips them for a lifetime of personal formation and professional practice.  We want to hear from counselling practitioners and scholars who have a vision for working with a committed team of counsellor educators. We are looking for a person who cares deeply about developing theologically reflective, ethically robust and effective counselling practitioners.  Our ideal candidate will also have a vital, mature faith in Jesus Christ, in line with Laidlaw’s Statement of Faith and teach in an inspiring and engaging manner.

The Counselling Lecturer role will be based in Christchurch, with travel to our other campuses in Henderson and Manukau required periodically.  Your role will involve teaching in the Counselling programme, provision of leadership for group process groups, conducting research in your expertise area and also promoting the College in the wider community. The role will report to the Head of Counselling. This is a fixed term (1.0 FTE) position commencing January 2020 until December 2021. Applications from those who are interested in working part-time will also be considered. Please state your preference for full-time or part-time in your application.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A research-based Masters or Doctorate level qualification 
  • Teaching experience within a tertiary education provider
  • Counselling practitioner experience 
  • A rich understanding of a range of counselling approaches, with particular skill in narrative therapy, some knowledge of person-centred therapy and an appreciation of how these can be integrated with theology
  • Active involvement in a local Christian community of faith and in Christian initiatives in the wider global community
  • Commitment to research within own discipline
  • Commitment to mentoring students and providing an appropriate level of pastoral care
  • Openness to e-Learning pedagogies and technologies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes

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Queries can be e-mailed to:

Tracey McDowall, HR Consultant, Laidlaw College

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