The Counsellor provides brief intervention counselling services to individual students, including face to face, telephone, online and crisis counselling, as well as conducting workshops which promote student mental health and wellbeing. The Counsellor also contributes to resource and policy development and works collaboratively across the University to address issues that impact on students learning outcomes
Tertiary qualifications to meet eligibility requirements for full membership of either the Australian Psychological Society (APS) or Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Significant demonstrated experience as a counsellor, with evidence of a high level of competence in delivering services in a range of settings to individuals or groups, with demonstrated capacity to organise and facilitate groups/workshops. Demonstrated experience in online counselling and highly competent in using appropriate technology to deliver effective services and support to students, including the capacity to develop resources for web-based service delivery. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, equity and social justice within a tertiary education context, including but not limited to the following: Equal Opportunity Legislation; Anti-Discrimination Legislation; University policies, guidelines and action plans. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to working effectively as a Counsellor in a range of contexts and settings including as part of a team that works flexibly and strategically with students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds. Capacity to work strategically with a wide variety of Division/School-based staff and discipline areas within University structures, policies and processes to support Divisional and University educational priorities and strategies. Strong organisational skills to contribute to the effective administrative functioning of the area, including the ability to develop resources and to utilise information technology effectively within the University’s computing environment
Based in the Student Engagement Unit located at various campuses Multiple casual opportunities Casual hourly rate $62.69 - $70.88 plus superannuation About the Job You will provide a range of counselling services to individual students, including face to face, telephone, online and crisis counselling, which promote student mental health and wellbeing. Skills and Experience To be successful in this position, you will have tertiary qualifications and experience to meet eligibility requirements for full membership of either the Australian Psychological Society (APS) or Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). You will also be experienced as a highly competent Counsellor, delivering services in a range of settings to individuals or groups, together with demonstrated capacity to organise and facilitate groups/workshops. If you have excellent communication skills, are highly organised and have a commitment to equity and social justice within a tertiary education context, apply now. A University of Enterprise The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions. In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility. Lodging your Application For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit https://workingatunisa.nga.net.au/ . Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only. Please address your cover letter for the role to Georgie Hart, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on 618 8302 1700 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org using job reference number # 1523 . Please note that the recruitment process is expected to take a period of time to complete; if your application is to be progressed to the next stage in the recruitment process, the School will be in direct contact with you. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application following completion of the process. Applications close: 9.00am Monday 17 December 2018 Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current DHS Child-Related Employment Screening assessment. CLICK HERE to access a copy of the position description Opens in new window Important Information: Preview Application Form Opens in new window Superannuation In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading, and other beneficial employment conditions. Click here to see more benefits of working for UniSA.
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