Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1185669
Counselling, AccessAbility and Wellbeing Services at Curtin

We support our students at a range of levels, from answering their questions about navigating the campus and settling into university life, to providing them with counselling, resources and advice during crises and other stressful situations.

Your New Role

As a dedicated and experienced Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, you will provide a full range of individual and group counselling programs. You will work collaboratively and effectively with our dedicated Psychologists, Counsellors, and Support Worker Advisors to promote psychological and counselling services to students and the wider University community.

Key duties and responsibilities include:
  • Conduct psychological assessments to evaluate the cognitive, emotional, intellectual, and behavioural functioning of clients referred to the Psychological and Counselling Services.
  • Provide individual, couple, and group interventions to clients using a variety of methodologies, including behaviour and cognitive therapy, as well as systemic intervention.
  • Provide consultation and liaise with academics and external agencies to identify strategies to help individuals cope with a range of psycho-social issues, such as mental illness, psychological problems, disability/illness, acculturation, and adjustment difficulties.
  • Develop and implement preventative educational workshops and programs for students.
  • Participate in research projects as appropriate to improve the knowledge base related to counselling and psychological services in higher education and to inform clinical practice. 
We are looking for someone with…
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification and eligibility for registration as a clinical or counselling psychologist consistent with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments and applying counselling interventions relevant to the needs of a culturally diverse population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of short-term methods of intervention for clients with high support needs.
  • Proven ability to liaise effectively with a range of other professionals and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clients with complex needs.
Prior to the appointment, the preferred candidate will need a current Working with Children Check or be willing to obtain one.
You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

If you have any queries in relation to the requirements of the role please contact 

Dr Sean Murray, Head, Counselling, AccessAbility and Wellbeing Services 


08 9266 7850


About us

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, and are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities. We offer:  

  • Excellent working conditions
  • 17% superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Supportive and friendly work environment
  • Administrative support provided

For more information about our university, please visit

Join us!

Please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria noted in the Position Description to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following links into your web browser.
Please note: The University uses working titles from time to time, and this may result in discrepancies between titles referenced in our job advertisements and the supporting position descriptions.
Applications close: 7PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Sunday 10th March 2024.
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.
If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quote the Job Reference.
Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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