Student Counsellor

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
July 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Fixed Term position
Working Time:Part time
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  • Part-time, Fixed Term position until December 2024

  • Salary Level HEW 7 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working.

  • About You

    The Student Counsellor is part of the CAPS team that ensures the delivery of timely, clinically sound mental health support to students in face-to-face and e-modes of consultation across all RMIT campuses. The role involves facilitating the personal, emotional, social, and educational transition and adjustment of students with an emphasis on brief outcome informed interventions.

    The student Counsellor, CAPS has excellent assessment and clinical skills, when responding to clients presenting with serious mental health issues or in crisis. This role is required to provide secondary and tertiary consultation to RMIT staff in connection with students' issues.

    The Student Counsellor is required to work flexibly and cooperatively within a diverse and skilled team of specialists and other colleagues, building strong working relationships, and regularly communicating with a range of internal and external contacts.

    To be successful in this position, you will have as a minimum:

     High-level competency in brief, outcome-informed counselling approaches, including strong assessment, intervention, and referral skills, with experience in client outcome evaluation.
     Experience working with high-risk students and in assessment and treatment of complex mental health issues.
     Has demonstrated experience in dealing with specific concerns of diverse student cohorts including students from equity groups and international students.
     Has experience in client outcome evaluation.
     Is open to change, embracing new work practices, including changes to software and digital technology, and changing service delivery requirements.


     Postgraduate qualifications in Social Work or Psychology, with significant post qualification and relevant experience in case management and counselling.
     Membership of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the Group

    The Students group shapes, designs and delivers key student services and experiences to prepare RMIT students for study, life and the global workforce.

    We work in partnership with students, academics, professional staff, industry and the community to deliver transformative student experiences that improve access, participation, retention and success for all RMIT students.

    Our objectives are to:

     Shape, co-create and inform an inclusive, safe, industry-engaged and global student experience
     Deliver impactful, connected service, care and development opportunities at scale, and to
     Engage, empower and value each other so that together we can make a difference.

    We welcome a diversity of perspectives and are inclusive in our approach to work. We are aligned in our passion for having a collective and positive impact on the student experience at RMIT. Our team is comprised of talented and motivated people from a range of professional disciplines and backgrounds, at various stages of their careers and including RMIT students.

    We are a values-led organisation and we value imagination, agility, passion, inclusion, courage and impact.

    The Group is led by the Executive Director Students.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Megan McCabe via email [email protected]

    Position Description: Student Counsellor


    Applications close on 28 th July 2024 at 11.59pm.

    Applications Close:

    27 July 2024 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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