Student Counsellor

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 05 Jul 2021

Job no:505585
Work type:Fixed term - Part-time
Categories:Student Services and Learning support, HEO8

(HEO8) $100,261 to $112,481 per annum (pro rata) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

0.6FTE fixed-term opportunity available until December 2021, covering staff secondment.

Provide therapeutic counselling, assessment, risk assessment, crisis intervention and case management support to students studying at the University of Adelaide.

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the achievement of the University's strategic goals in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring that students have a quality experience and investing in the ongoing professional development of academic staff. Counselling Support is part of the broader Student Life team which is located within the Division of Academic and Student Engagement and is responsible for supporting the University's strategic objectives through the delivery of efficient and responsive student services and administrative functions.

Working under broad direction of the Manager, Counselling Services, Student Counsellors are a member of a small team who work in collaboration to provide a responsive and effective service to enrolled students at the University of Adelaide. The Counsellor would be expected to thoroughly assess needs and to be able to work with the diverse student client group using a variety of therapeutic models with a focus on short term interventions. 

The Counsellor would be required to work collaboratively with a range of University staff to resolve complex issues and to assist in triaging more critical presentations when needed. The Counselling Service also provides immediate assistance to staff and students in crisis.

To be successful you will need:

  • Extensive experience in providing therapeutic counselling, assessment, risk assessment, crisis intervention and case management support. A good working knowledge of brief intervention strategies will be viewed favourably.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the wide range and complex needs of students within a tertiary education setting.
  • Well-developed ability to establish rapport and form a therapeutic alliance with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team and liaise, negotiate and resolve conflict in complex situations.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging: high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria contained in the Position Description. Applicants will need to be eligible to register with the Psychology Board of Australia through AHPRA, and/or the Australian Association of Social Work. Applications close 11.55 pm (ACST), 5 July 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Vicki McCoy
Counselling Service Manager

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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