Student Counsellor - Student Experience

The University of Adelaide
November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$106,561 - $119,550
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Contract Type:12 month Fixed Term
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(HE08) 2 positions available for Student Counsellor's $106,561 - $119,550 pro rata, with an employer contribution of 17% superannuation.

Do you have a background in Psychology or Social Work? We are seeking applications for 2 Student Counsellor positions located centrally at our North Terrace Campus.

1 x 12 month Fixed Term Contract (0.6 FTE) available immediately.

1 x Continuing 0.8 FTE available March 2024.

With broad direction, and with a degree of autonomy, the Student Counsellor provides professional counselling, assessment, risk assessment, and case management support to students studying at the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide.

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement (DASE) partners with students, staff and the broader community to deliver an outstanding student experience. At the heart of the student experience are transformational opportunities in learning and teaching.

Student Life deliver efficient and responsive student services that contribute to the overall student experience. Student Life is responsible for consistent enquiry management and non-academic support and advice throughout the student lifecycle in relation to wellbeing, accommodation, grievances and complaints and specialised international student services. The Student Life unit includes Counselling Support, Disability Support, International Student Support Student Wellbeing and Access, Student Affairs and Accommodation Service.

Working under the broad direction of the Manager, Counselling Services, the Student Counsellor is a member of the broader Counselling team located on North Terrace campus. This teams works collaboratively to provide a responsive and effective service to enrolled students at the University of Adelaide. The Counsellor would be expected to thoroughly assess need 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.

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.
  • Knowledge and experience of professional practice expectations .
  • Qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive relevant experience
  • Eligibility to register with either the Psychology Board of Australia through AHPRA or with the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • This position requires a valid Working with Children Check.

    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 collaborations - offers you a 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. 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.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; 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 have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a resume, as well as a cover letter addressing your suitability and experience for the position. (in no more than 2 pages) Please ensure you clearly state in your cover letter which position you are applying for.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 22 November 2023.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Vicki McCoy

    Interim Associate Director Wellbeing & Access, Student Life E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.


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