Counsellor

Job Reference No:

900/19

Reference No: 900/19

Western Sydney University

Applications Closing: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 23:30

Are you a proactive professional? A team player with a dynamic outlook? Western Sydney University is seeking a suitably qualified counsellor with extensive experience in the provision of wellbeing services. Counsellors at Western Sydney University provide a range of services to students who need assistance with personal and academic related issues so that they are able to successfully complete their studies.

You will use a range of approaches in your practice including; individual and group consultations via a range of mediums including face-to-face, online and phone. You will also have experience implementing educational and preventative programs. Your ability to deliver support in an ever changing environment will be well regarded.

This is a full-time, ongoing position based between the Penrith and Hawkesbury campuses, with relief travel to other campuses as required.

Whilst this specific position is based at Penrith and Hawkesbury, other fixed-term and permanent opportunities may also arise at other campuses across Western Sydney.

Please refer to the Position Description for further details and selection criteria including qualification requirements.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 8 - $113,906 to $126,449 p.a. (comprising Salary $96,252 to $106,851 plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Nicole Church, Team Leader, Counselling Service, Student Services on (02) 4570 1440 or email: n.church@westernsydney.edu.au

Applications Close: 11.30pm, Sunday 24th February 2019

Details
Category: Psychology & Counselling
Field: Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary Range: $90,001+
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

Ranked in the top two per cent of Universities worldwide, Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest growing and economically significant Western Sydney region.

Position details
Qualifications:

A Social Work or Psychology degree as well as eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a minimum with 5 years relevant experience in these areas.

Essential Selection Criteria:

A Social Work or Psychology degree as well as eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a minimum with 5 years relevant experience in these areas.

Extensive experience in the direct provision of mental health services in an organisational setting.

Experience in group work, educational or teaching roles and the use of technology in supporting these roles.

Demonstrated capacity to design, deliver and evaluate programs, workshops and/or training seminars.

Demonstrated awareness of issues of concern to university students, including cultural, ethnic, or racial matters, sexual preference, and religious preference.

Demonstrated skill in negotiating and resolving sensitive and complex issues on behalf of clients. Demonstrated flexibility in approach and a willingness to learn and embrace change.

Demonstrated well-developed communication skills - oral, interpersonal, and written, including the proven ability to liaise at a high-level with a diverse range of people and organisations.

Demonstrated well developed computer literacy skills and a willingness to use technology in the provision of services.

A Social Work or Psychology degree as well as eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a minimum with 5 years relevant experience in these areas.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Dr Nicole Church
Contact Email: n.church@westernsydney.edu.au
Contact Phone: (02) 4570 1440
How to apply
Date posted: 07 February 2019

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