Lecturer and Placement Coordinator, Art Therapy

Bundoora, Australia
11 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Part time - 0.8 FTE
  • Continuing
  • Bundoora Campus
  • Share your knowledge of innovative teaching methods

About the position

One of the larger Schools within the University, the School of Psychology & Public Health undertakes teaching and research across a broad range of disciplines, including: Neuroscience; Psychology; Counselling; Rehabilitation Counselling; Art Therapy; Family Therapy; Public Health; Digital Health and Analytics; Health Information Management; and Ergonomics, Safety and Health.

The school comprises six academic units: the Department of Psychology, Counselling and Therapy; the Department of Public Health; The Bouverie Centre; the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC); the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR); and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS).

The Department of Psychology, Counselling and Therapy encompasses several broadly related disciplines, including clinical, developmental, and social psychology; neuropsychology, cognition, and behavioural neuroscience; rehabilitation and mental health counselling; and art and family therapy.

This position will contribute to the discipline of Art Therapy, with primary responsibility for sourcing student placements and supporting students, supervisors and industry partners throughout the placement experience.

Duties will include:

  • Coordinate and teach subjects, including Master of Art Therapy placement subjects, that provide a high-quality learning experience that engages students through the conduct of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, workshops, clinical sessions and/or other sessions in online, blended, or face-to-face modes.
  • Initiate, and participate in innovative subject and course level curriculum design (including the embedding of employability capabilities), development and review in areas such as, but not restricted to, online and blended delivery, taking an evidence-based approach to evaluate how these initiatives improve the student experience.
  • Demonstrate a scholarly approach to learning and teaching by contributing to La Trobe’s Scholarship of Learning & Teaching community, including sharing of good practice.
  • Liaise effectively with external partners and carefully mentor placement students, including taking responsibility for securing and supporting Art Therapy placements with existing and new industry partners.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • PhD degree or completion of a postgraduate qualification in a discipline relevant to Art Therapy, with subsequent professional work experience; OR completion of an equivalent level of training and professional practice experience.
  • A strong demonstrated background in art therapy and its application within the broader health sector, including experience in art therapy service delivery and clinical supervision. This will include eligibility for professional membership with Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) and demonstrated experience working for at least 5 years as an Art Therapist, with recent professional or clinical practice within the past 3 years.
  • Extensive knowledge of the requirements for students undertaking Art Therapy placements and/or in coordination of placements more generally, including familiarity with a range of existing and new placement providers and with software systems which underpin effective management of placements.
  • Ability to engage effectively with external partners so as to increase student access to rich placement opportunities.

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

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm, Monday 9th October 2023

Position Enquiries: Theresa Van Lith via Email T.Vanlith@latrobe.edu.au     

Recruitment Enquiries: Lisa White via Email Lisa.White@latrobe.edu.au   

Position description below:

Download File PD - Lecturer and Placement Coordinator Art Therapy (TF).pdf

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;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position’, which is located in the position description.

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We’d love to stay connected! If you would like to find out more about this School, please follow us on LinkedIn:

School of Psychology and Public Health: https://www.linkedin.com/company/school-of-psychology-and-public-health-la-trobe-university/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

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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