Student Liaison Officer

Sydney, Australia
14 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Student Support Services

  • Support students experiencing wellbeing difficulties
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge of student development and wellbeing issues for students
  • Share our enthusiasm for student success

About the opportunity

We have a newly created role available for a Student Liaison Officer to join our Student Support Services team and offer support to students experiencing mental health, psychological, personal and wellbeing difficulties, which may involve cases of assault or sexual assault. Reporting to the Director, Student Support Services you will:

  • act as first point of contact for students with serious or complex support needs, including ongoing case management and advocacy
  • offer a wide range of approaches and interventions including assessment, advice and information and campus wide behavioral educational programs
  • assess students’ needs in line with current legislation, stepped care and the promotion of student wellbeing and success
  • liaise with university and external staff to ensure access to available support for students with complex wellbeing needs, which may involve cases of assault or sexual assault.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of excellence in student experience. We are looking for a Student Liaison Officer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • an area of professional practice e.g. counselling, psychology, occupational therapy, mental health nursing, social work or teaching
  • the elements of student development, wellbeing issues for students and principles of student success
  • the provision of advising/guidance to university students/staff and dealing with a range of different situations
  • working with students who may be in distress or difficultly and able to respect confidentiality where appropriate
  • solving problems and developing plans and strategies.

About us

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 6000 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.

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


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

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

Closing date: 5pm 27 August 2017

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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