Wellbeing Adviser, The Living Room

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 10 Mar 2024

  • $88,973 to $95,993 pa (Pro-rata 80%) (HEW 6)
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE), Fixed-term (12 months), Joondalup campus
  • Open to candidates with the relevant work rights

WELLBEING ADVISOR, THE LIVING ROOM
ACCESS AND EQUITY
$88,973to $95,993 (HEW 6) pa (pro rata 80%)
JOONDALUP CAMPUS
PART-TIME (0.8 FTE), 1 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 Wellbeing Advisor is vital within the context of The Living Room team, ensuring all mental health support, health promotion and wellbeing activities are in keeping with best practice, university strategies and processes for the provision of mental health support to students. The Wellbeing Advisor will, under general direction, provide guidance and support to the Peer Support Advisors, and work closely with the Coordinator to facilitate the operationalisation and development of the service. The role will work other areas within the University as appropriate. 

The Wellbeing Advisor will be required to complete comprehensive mental health assessments, case notes and referral records to meet reporting and data collection requirements when required.

Qualifications

Tertiary qualification in a relevant health discipline: Registered Nurse; Occupational Therapist; Psychologist, Social Worker; Counsellor.

Current registration with an associated professional organisation such as the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW); Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) or the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Essential criteria 

  • Proven experience in the application of evidence-based practice within the mental health field in a therapeutic, leadership and/or educative role.
  • Substantial relevant knowledge, skills and experience related to the provision of mental health support and assessment of risk and referral for appropriate interventions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the development, facilitation and implementation of health promotion, wellbeing and/or mental health education programs.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with a diverse range of people and internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, and evaluation of service provision. 
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    Desirable criteria

  • Experience in higher education and working with students is highly desirable.

  • Pre-employment checks 

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

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

    Benefits & culture
    This fixed-term, part-time position (0.8 FTE) attracts a remuneration of $88,973- $95,993 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]

    Closing Date:
    Applications close on Sunday, 10 March 2024 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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