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Sydney, Australia
14 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exceptional opportunity for a Counsellor!
  • Located at Camperdown/ Darlington Campus
  • 12 month fixed-term contract with a base salary from$105,198 - $118, superannuation

About the opportunity 

Focusing on excellence in student service provision, the Counsellor provides specialised psychological and wellbeing services using evidence-based and best practice strategies. The Counsellor requires participation in building the Counselling and Psychological Service’s profile and its capacity to work strategically, collaboratively and effectively with key stakeholders in prevention, triage, one-to-one clinical counselling and referral to internal and /or external providers within a stepped care framework.   

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Counsellor who demonstrates:

  • expertise in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of biopsychosocial problems including, core competencies in mental health assessment and management using evidence-based interventions
  • the capacity to contribute to service policy and procedures to achieve psychological and wellbeing quality outcomes
  • commitment to best-practice short-term interventions within a stepped-care wellbeing and student experience framework
  • knowledge of the higher education system and demonstrated excellence in service commitment and experience in dealingwith specific concerns of diverse student cohorts
  • the capacity to create and evaluate interventions, outreach programs and workshops relevant to the promotion ofstudent mental health and wellbeing alongside training and consultation to teaching, administrative and support staff
  • the ability to work independently, flexibly and as part of an interdisciplinary team, taking initiative and exercising soundjudgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work, pressure setbacks and changing service contexts
  • the ability to display personal integrity; maintain confidentiality, and work cooperatively and flexibly withevolving organic service requirements
  • excellence in interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral including publicspeaking/presentation skills including the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues, clients and keycontacts across the University
  • the ability to devise and implement systems, protocols, and procedures; good knowledge of database, word processing,collating data and writing reports. Computer literacy skills and proficiency with suing Information technology. Research skillsis desirable
  • the ability to manage time and resources effectively to achieve planned objectives and meet competing deadlines in acomplex, high volume work environment.

About us

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) focuses on promoting student well-being, and the development of skills required to succeed at university across the student life-cycle. The interventions provided are time-limited and based on recognised stepped care best practice principles. It also works on partnerships and collaborative programs with faculties and other student service providers in order to enhance student wellbeing, success and the overall student experience

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 239/0220F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 1 March 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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