Counselling Lecturer Christchurch

About Us & Our Counselling Programme

Laidlaw College is the largest tertiary-level evangelical, interdenominational college in New Zealand. As a private training establishment, we offer quality education in theology, counselling and education, with campuses in Auckland and Christchurch.

Our three-year Bachelor of Counselling (BCouns) degree prepares students to become a registered counsellor with either the New Zealand Association of Counsellors or the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association. With Christian thought and practice integrated throughout, and with a uniquely immersive mix of classroom, practicum, group and mentored learning, the BCouns is for those who want to build a career in counselling, or those who want to develop lifelong skills for working with people.

The Opportunity

This is a fixed term full time position based on our Christchurch campus, for up to two years. We are flexible on start date, but the successful applicant will need to be underway in the role by the beginning of 2024. Travel to Auckland will be required periodically.  

On a day-to-day basis, the role will involve teaching in the Counselling programme, mentoring of students and provision of leadership for group process groups. The role will report to the Head of Counselling.  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.

Who We’re Looking For

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A counselling post graduate qualification
  • Counselling practitioner experience
  • A rich understanding of a range of counselling approaches. 
  • Teaching experience within a tertiary education provider preferred
  • Active involvement in a local Christian community of faith 
  • Commitment to mentoring students and providing an appropriate level of pastoral care
  • Experience with e-Learning pedagogies and technologies advantageous
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes

Why Laidlaw?

Our Christchurch campus, in Papanui, celebrates learning, community and creativity. The smaller campus and class sizes makes our campus life relationally rich.  Throughout the year we have regular community lunches and gatherings together with staff and students. Our work culture supports wellbeing and encourages professional and personal growth.

Please apply via SEEK with a cover letter and CV to register your interest. Suitable candidates will be contacted as applications are received.

If you would like to discuss any queries confidentially, we welcome your interest.  Please e-mail Tracey McDowall, HR Consultant, Laidlaw College, [email protected] to make a time to talk.