Head of Guidance


We are seeking a full-time head of guidance to lead our collegial, supportive and rapidly evolving pastoral team, to provide targeted counselling support, lead our other guidance counsellors, youth workers and to engage with wider networks and wrap-around services to benefit our learners. The successful applicant will need to be able to engage meaningfully with students and put in place interventions that inspire, motivate and enable change for good. A commitment to our culture of care is essential. 

Commencing term 3, you would be responsible for counselling students from Y9–13, including building relationships with the students to promote emotional and mental wellbeing, self-confidence and resilience. Must be able to work collaboratively with our students, parents, staff and wider school community, and closely with our school Youth Workers, Deans and Senior Leadership Team. 

Our ideal applicant will hold NZAC membership (or working towards membership). 

You will also have the following attributes: 

  • Exceptional organisational skills 
  • The ability to build relationships quickly 
  • Highly collaborative for working in a team 
  • Professionalism judgement and confidentiality
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and Kamar SMS an advantage. 

Our college is a decile 10 school. If you are interested in joining a college that nurtures students to care, create and excel, we would welcome your application. 

 Applications close on Friday, 2 July.

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Permanent Full-time

Job no: FEAO10755

Location: Auckland

School: Long Bay College - 27

Closing Date: Friday, 2 July 2021