Adviser to Staff

Canberra, Australia
18 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Jan 2018
Contract Type

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Specialist)
Salary package: $109,432 plus 17% superannuation, per annum
Term: Continuing. 1 fulltime position, or 2 part-time positions (job-share)

The Australian National University recognises the value and importance of staff health and wellbeing, with the provision of an Adviser to Staff, to provide individual counselling to University staff members. 

The Adviser to Staff makes a significant contribution to the University by supporting our staff through the delivery of counselling and consultancy services. This involves the provision of coaching and clinical counselling to staff regarding problems that might affect their personal or professional wellbeing. The Adviser to Staff also contributes to educational presentations and therapeutic group programs, aimed at empowering staff in the workplace and beyond.

ANU are seeking a qualified Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker with proven experience in providing counselling services to join our supportive team of experienced Counsellors, working autonomously to positively impact on staff personal, psychological, life stage, cultural and mental health issues.

The position is a full time position, however, we are prepared to consider a part time, job-share arrangement for the right candidate(s).

This position is funded by the Human Resources Division, however reports to the Head, Counselling and Health Centre.

A confidential discussion is recommended with both Carolyn Farrar, Head, Counselling and Health Centre on 026125 2442 or via email:; and Dr Nadine White, Director – Human Resources on 02 6125 2385, or via email

Position Description: Adviser to Staff - PD_FINAL 2017.docx

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

 ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Applications Close: 11:55pm Monday 22 January 2018.