Counsellor/Counsellor (Registrar)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

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About us

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.


Join our internationally accredited Psychological and Counselling Services team, based at our Bentley campus in Perth.

For information on our full range of services, please visit:

Your new role

As a Counsellor/Counsellor (Registrar), you will work with members of the team to provide a full range of individual and group counselling, consultancy to staff on issues related to student counselling, promotion of counselling service and group programs.

In this role you will

  • Perform psychological assessments to appraise cognitive, emotional, intellectual and behavioural functioning of clients referred to Psychological and Counselling Services
  • Undertake individual, couple and group interventions with clients (students), utilising a variety of methodologies including behaviour and cognitive therapy and systemic intervention.
  • Provide consultation and liaises with academics and external agencies to identify strategies to help individuals cope with a range of psycho-social issues, eg 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. 
Essential Criteria
  • Relevant post graduate qualification and eligibility for registration as a clinical or counselling psychologist or registrar in Australia consistent with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • 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 ability to conduct assessments and to apply counselling interventions relevant to the needs of a culturally diverse tertiary student population
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including computer literacy with email and internet
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of students
  • Experience in the development and delivery of group programs to staff and students (desirable)
  • Experience working with indigenous issues and clients (desirable)
  • Experience in delivery of telehealth services (desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience in the tertiary education sector (desirable)
Work Requirements
  • Prior to appointment, the recommended applicant/s will need to have a current criminal record check in accordance with the University's National Police Certificate Assessment Procedures.
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Medicare provider number
COVID 19 – Vaccination Policy

Candidates should note that Curtin University has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedures which covers all staff, students, campuses and activities, effective 21 February 2022.

If you are invited to attend the next stage of assessments, you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status, including your booster if eligible (or formally granted exemption) upon arrival, and if you are offered a role at Curtin, you will be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or exemption status prior to commencing employment.
Why choose Curtin?

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working.
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks and coffee shops
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • A vibrant campus with gym, child care, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • Opportunity for on-going career development and opportunity to attend national and international conferences.
  • Work has commenced on the extension to Curtin’s facilities; Exchange is dedicated to being an industry-connected innovation precinct.
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit

Next steps

To apply, please complete the online application form via the link below, noting we cannot accept resumes sent to the below email address.

Please provide a cover letter and resume that includes sufficient information and examples relating to the relevant selection criteria (outlined above) to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. 

To view a copy of the Position Description for this role, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Applications close: 10:00PM, Sunday 15 May 2022 

Contact details

If you have any queries in relation to the requirements of the role please contact Sean Murray, Head, Counselling and Disability on 08 9266 7850.

If you have any queries in relation to the application process please contact our careers team at

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2022).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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