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Mental Health Coordinator

Mauri Ora - Student Health and Counselling at Victoria University of Wellington

  • Wellington/Waiarapa

Job Details

  • Job ID: Mental Health Coordinator
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Job Duration: 5 Month Contract
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  • Company Name For Job: Mauri Ora - Student Health and Counselling
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  • Position Title: Mental Health Coordinator
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  • Scope of Practice:
    • Assessment and Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Te āhuatunga a te tūrunga (About the role)

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting an experienced mental health practitioner to join our team on a full-time, fixed term basis (5 months). The Mental Health Coordinator (MHC) supports the work of clinicians at Mauri Ora – Student Health and Counselling and other university staff, managing students identified as being at risk, and work collaboratively to develop effective responses for these students. Students at risk are those who develop mental health problems, are behaving in concerning or disruptive ways, are at risk of contemplating or attempting suicide and require holistic and coordinated assessment and care.   

As appropriate, the MHC provides risk assessment, brief counselling and support crisis management and recovery planning by liaising with university partners, primary care, and secondary mental health services.

Ko wai koe (About you)

 You must have:  

  • University Degree or Post graduate qualification in mental health, social work, or related discipline
  • Be a fully Registered Health Professional under the HPCA (Health Practitioner Competence Assurance Act 2003) or a Registered Social Worker (Social Worker Legislation Act 2019) and hold a current practicing certificate In New Zealand. 
  • Demonstrated experience in mental health, supporting people from a range of backgrounds and cultures, particularly young adults.
  • Demonstrated experience in risk assessment and crisis intervention.  
  • Experience and interest in working with Māori and Pasifika students and cultural models of wellbeing. 


Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Why you should join our team 

We are a collegial team from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. We cultivate regular professional and social connections to foster a supportive and warm atmosphere. We offer competitive salary, and our team benefits include:  

  • 5 professional development days and individual professional development budget (FTE pro rata)  
  • In-house professional development sessions on cultural and clinical topics  
  • Fortnightly external clinical supervision (FTE pro rata) & fortnightly in-house peer supervision   
  • Professional indemnity insurance and annual registration (FTE pro rata) 

As a VUW Staff, you will have access to Unisaver advantageous superannuation scheme; University will contribute 1.35 times your contributions up to a maximum of 6.75 % of your salary. In addition, you will also benefit from University Holidays and staff discounts and packages. More info can be found here.   


Te Tono (How to apply)

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Laureline Darques, Clinical Lead Counselling by email on  

But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information 

Download and complete the University Application Form. 


Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).   


Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.   


If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.  

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)