Counsellor and AccessAbility Advisor

Albury/Wodonga, Australia
Monday, 28 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Part time (0.8EFT), Continuing role
  • HEO7 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation
  • Based at the Albury-Wodonga campus

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Counselling the role of the Counsellor / AccessAbility Advisor is to provide a hybrid of wellbeing services to the regional campuses, which will be a combination of counselling support and AccessAbility advising to students.

The Counsellor has responsibility for the delivery of high-quality service delivery to students, involving crisis intervention, assessment, counselling and referral practices. AccessAbility Advisors are required to assess and provide a range of solution-focussed outcomes for students living with disability or other equity issues; provide advice and guidance to both staff and students to enable the successful implementation of recommended solutions; and contribute to continuous. This position is based in Albury-Wodonga, however, the Student and Wellbeing division operates as a multi-campus team and, as such, travel to other campuses may be required.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting individual counselling sessions with students (online and face to face) including students with complex presentations and providing services to support students living with complex circumstances (physical, sensory, medical, neurological, and intellectual disabilities, mental illness or learning difficulties) including consultation, formal assessment, developing Learning Access Plans, liaising with academics and administrative services, providing strategic advice and guidance.
  • Provide case management support to students presenting from a refugee background as required and culturally sensitive services to other equity cohorts of students.
  • Participating in the counselling triage system, or any other system of intake and/or screening implemented at the service.

Skills & Experience

To be successful you will have:

  • Qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or equivalent including registration/membership the relevant body e.g. registration with AHPRA, or membership with AASW and experience, post-qualification, in assessment and therapeutic intervention, including working with complex client presentations and diverse client groups.
  • Extensive experience and capability working with people living with disability and/or complex life circumstances, including knowledge of relevant legislation and policy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the capacity to work collaboratively and cooperatively in small teams.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to apply

Closing date: 13 October 2020

Position Enquiries: Leah du Plooy, TEL:(03) 9479 2956

HR/Recruitment Enquiries: Justin Bolton, Recruitment Consultant, +61 3 9479 1073 or

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter, briefly addressing the Key Selection Criteria;
  • An up to date resume; and

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.