Girls secondary school vacancies at Woodford House

Girls secondary school vacancies at a school like Woodford House are a wonderful opportunity. Woodford House believes that its staff, both teaching and non-teaching, are its most valuable resource. Our School nurtures a dynamic professional learning community that celebrates creativity, engagement and critical thinking.

Our current career opportunities are listed below. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about you.

Mental Health Nurse / Counsellor

Join our dedicated Health Centre team.

Woodford House welcomes applications from Mental Health Nurses or Counsellors as we seek a part-time Mental Health Nurse / Counsellor for a minimum of 20 hours per week (hours negotiable), during term time only.

Woodford House, a leading special character boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, situated in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay, is seeking the services of a qualified health care professional with counselling experience, to work within our Health Centre, commencing as soon as possible. The on-site Health Centre’s multi-disciplinary team includes a full-time Nurse, part-time Doctor and part-time Physiotherapist.

You will need an understanding of the developmental aspects of adolescence, to have experience in dealing appropriately with the stresses and mental health issues in teenage girls and to have empathy for those living away from home.

The position involves needs and risk assessments, offering solution-focused short-term interventions, and assisting girls to understand and take responsibility for their mental and physical health and emotional well-being. The experienced MH Nurse / Counsellor should be able to link clients to appropriate services when specialist support is required. Staff are able to utilise their services if required.

It is an advantage to have previously worked with teenagers, and strong links with professional groups, mental health and community agencies would also be viewed favourably.

It is envisaged that some evening work may be required and the hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

An application form and job description is available to download below.

Please submit your covering letter, completed Woodford House Application Form and your C.V. as soon as possible to:
The Principal, Woodford House, Private Bag 1001, Havelock North 4157,
or by email (preferred) to the Principal’s Assistant lisa.lee@woodford.school.nz

Boarding Supervisor – Permanent Part Time

Woodford House, a leading special character boarding and day school for Year 7 – 13 girls, situated in Hawke’s Bay is seeking to appoint a committed staff member with a genuine interest in young people to care for students in the Boarding Houses on a permanent part-time basis (approx. 7 shifts a fortnight). The position involves the pastoral care of the girls and liaising with parents and other staff.

The successful applicant will be a positive role model and be prepared to take responsibility for the efficient running of the Boarding House while on duty. They will work as a member of the pastoral care team and must be supportive of the School’s special character. 

The position is for during school term time only and will require some weekend work. Hours/days to be discussed with shortlisted applicants.

Completed application form and CV, or any questions regarding the position should be submitted to: Joyce Clark, Director of Boarding-Operations, and emailed to joyce.clark@woodford.school.nz

An application form and job description is available to download below.