Counsellor

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Student Services

The Student Experience brings together those areas of the Division which deliver a broad range of support services to students; this includes Accommodation Services, counselling, support for students with disability, career development and employment, faculty based student support roles, support roles for international and domestic culturally diverse students, learning and academic development programs and a range of other initiatives that aim to enhance the student experience.

Within this context of integration, and in close collaboration with Divisional and faculty colleagues, the incumbent is responsible for a comprehensive range of counselling and wellbeing services to students and postgraduates across the University.  With a specific focus on mental health, proactive wellbeing and on students with complex needs, the incumbent will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to enhance the retention and success of students, and facilitate the transition of students to and through university life.  The position will work closely with staff from Student Wellbeing as well as the broader Student Experience portfolio.

In the role you will:

  • Provide assessment, support and therapeutic counselling to students at all stages of study.
  • Provide ongoing support and case management to students with complex and comorbid presentations in order to enhance student retention and success.
  • In consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders, collate, review, develop and promote flourishing mental health strategies through online and hard copy resources to further equip students to self-manage mental health and self-care while studying.
  • Provide information and training to university staff and students regarding mental health and wellbeing issues.
  • Liaise with and work in close consult with external government departments, community organisations and private practitioners to ensure students are consistently and appropriately supported throughout their university experience.

There are 2 full-time, ongoing roles available.

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To be considered, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology or Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Psychological Society or membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Relevant counselling experience working in mental health or related field.
  • High level interpersonal, counselling, negotiation and conflict resolution skills on matters that may require sound professional judgment and tact.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills demonstrated through effective interaction with people in educational or similar institutions and the broader community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 7 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $107,514 comprising base salary within the range of $82,515 to $91,893 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Colin Clark, Head – Student Wellbeing, Colin.Clark@utas.edu.au / 03 6324 3755.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Sunday, 27 May 2018.

Download File Counsellor - Position Description.pdf

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