Coordinator, The Living Room

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 26 Nov 2023

  • $97,113 to $108,813 pa (HEW 7)
  • Fixed-term (2 years), Full-time, Joondalup campus
  • Open to candidates with the relevant work rights

COORDINATOR, THE LIVING ROOM
ACCESS AND EQUITY
$97,113 to $108,813 pa (HEW 7)
JOONDALUP CAMPUS
FULL-TIME, 2 YEAR FIXED-TERM CONTRACT

ECU is Western Australia’s youngest university and one of the world’s best young universities under 50 years old. For 14 years in a row, ECU has been rated 5-stars by graduates for teaching quality as reported in the Good Universities Guide. 

Overview
The Living Room is a new low barrier peer-led mental health service, which aims to promote wellbeing and mental health through early discussion and intervention, whilst offering peer-based conversation and communication of ECU supports and services. 

The Living Room aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for students to share their experiences with a student peer adviser. The space is used as a wellbeing centre, for health promotion, early identification, support and/ or referral for students who may be experiencing early mental health impacts, challenges or wellbeing concerns.

The Living Room at ECU, will focus on collaborating across all university student service points, for the implementation of a seamless student experience and excellent student service standards. 

The role
The Coordinator, The Living Room has responsibilities for the oversight and management of The Living Room, the Peer Support Advisors, and for the provision of mental health services, student wellbeing, support, and health promotion activities within The Living Room and the University community as and when required. 

This role is vital within the context of ensuring all related mental health support and peer training is in keeping with best practice, university strategies, and processes for the provision of mental health support to students, in alignment with the ECU Psychological Counselling Support, Health Services and other student services. 

The Coordinator will complete comprehensive mental health assessments, case notes and referral records, to meet reporting and data collection requirements. 

Qualifications
Tertiary qualification in a relevant health discipline (Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker), and full unrestricted registration with AHPRA or AASW.

Essential criteria 

  • Proven expertise in the application of evidence based clinical practice within the mental health field in a therapeutic role, leadership and/or case management.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in carrying out detailed psychosocial mental health and risk assessment. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of mental illness, trauma informed approaches, recovery, and suicide prevention models, with a focus on a person-centred approach. 
  • Experience of working with people in crisis. 
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and experience in the facilitation, delivery and implementation of health promotion and/or mental health education programs and relevant experience facilitating skills development to others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with a diverse range of people and internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Experience providing clinical supervision and/or support for other staff, or peer based roles.

  • Desirable Criteria
  • Experience in higher education or understanding of contemporary mental health issues relevant to the higher education sector.

  • Pre-employment checks 

    Pre-employment checks will include Working with Children, National Police Clearance, Current CPR Certificate, Mental Health First Aid, Reference checks, Right to work in Australia check.

    Benefits & culture
    This fixed-term, full-time position attracts a remuneration of $97,113 to $108,813 per annum plus 17% superannuation.

    ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

    For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

    As an equal opportunity employer, ECU is committed to building workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and community, and that builds our capacity to strengthen inclusion at the university. We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, cultural backgrounds, people with disability, people who are neurodivergent, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

    If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process at any stage, you can provide information in the Application Form or contact Amanda Cole (details below).

    Contact
    Enquiries to ECU Lead, Mental Health: Dr Amanda Cole on (08) 6304 3587 or [email protected]

    To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

    Closing Date:
    Applications close on Sunday, 26 November 2023 at 11:30pm AWST.

    PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE RELEVANT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION.

    ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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