Senior Coordinator Indigenous Counsellor & Wellbeing

La Trobe University
April 20, 2024
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Senior Coordinator Indigenous Counsellor & Wellbeing

Job No.: 567123

Work type: Continuing

  • Full time
  • Continuing position
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses.
  • Salary Level HEO 7 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • About the position

    At La Trobe University, we offer a holistic and comprehensive suite of supports for our students, including Indigenous students. The social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is a high priority, and we strive to provide culturally safe and responsive counselling and wellbeing programs as part of removing barriers to completing tertiary education that continue to be experienced by the community.

    Reporting to the Team Leader (Counselling) Regional and Specialist services, the successful applicant for this important role will be committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and have demonstrated experience in providing mental health and wellbeing support.

    They will be responsible for development and implementation of the Indigenous Student Wellbeing Program which includes a combination of case coordination, individual therapeutic counselling, group work, referral, advocacy, and health promotion for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. They will work closely with Indigenous Student Support Services on all campuses to ensure a holistic approach to supporting student.

    The role sits in the Health Wellbeing and Inclusion Division, which provides a range of services and programs to the University including specialist counselling offerings (Indigenous, LGBTIQA+ and Men's), AccessAbility services, Student Wellbeing Connect (case management) services, as well as other staff and student wellbeing functions. The Health Wellbeing and Inclusion Division delivers high quality, consistent and equitable services to address the emotional, psychological, and physical wellbeing of La Trobe University students and staff members.

    The role will work from the Bundoora (Wurundjeri) campus but will provide video or phone facilitated outreach to students on other La Trobe University campuses.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Relevant qualification in either Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Counselling, mental health nursing, or other relevant discipline qualification including eligibility for membership of the relevant body, e.g., AHPRA or AASW
  • Experience, post-qualification, in assessment, evidence-based interventions and case management, including working with complex client presentations and diverse client groups.
  • An excellent understanding of Indigenous matters and be able to demonstrate culturally responsive engagement; and significant experience in the provision of wellbeing and support services, evidence-based interventions, case management with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients including complex psychosocial concerns and significant mental health concerns.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the capacity to work collaboratively and cooperatively in small teams.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

    About La Trobe

    La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.

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    How to apply

    Closing date: 11:55 pm Sunday the 14 th of April 2024

    Position Enquiries: Jeremy Weinstock [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Madeline Parker [email protected]

    Position description:

    PD-Senior Coordinator Indigenous Wellbeing .pdf

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • A Cover letter addressing points 2 and 3 under the “Essential criteria” section located within the PD; and
  • An up to date resume
  • Please scroll down to apply.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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