Lecturer & Placement Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counselling

Bundoora, Australia
19 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Part time - 0.4FTE
  • Continuing
  • Bundoora Campus
  • Be part of a passionate and innovative team

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 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 level B, teaching focused position is expected to develop curriculum for the discipline of Rehabilitation Counselling, coordinate subjects, teach, support students as they learn, and support the administrative functions.  This position also has primary responsibility for sourcing student placements and supporting students, supervisors and industry partners throughout the placement experience.

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 Rehabilitation Counselling (i.e. rehabilitation counselling, counselling, health psychology, rehabilitation psychology, counselling psychology), with subsequent professional work experience; OR completion of an equivalent level of training and professional practice experience.
  • A strong demonstrated background in Rehabilitation Counselling or associated fields and its application within the broader health sector, including experience working for at least 5 years in this field.
  • Extensive knowledge of the requirements for students undertaking placements and/or in coordination of placements more generally, including familiarity with a range of existing and new placement providers.
  • 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, Wednesday 18th October 2023

Position Enquiries: Paul O’Halloran via Email P.Ohalloran@latrobe.edu.au

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

Position Description below:

Download File PD - Lecturer and Placement Coordinator Rehabilitation Counselling.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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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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