Sydney, Australia
09 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type

Counselling and Psychological Services
Student Support Services/ DVC (Education)

  • Be valued for your expertise in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psych-social problems
  • x3 permanent positions available: (1 full time), (1 part time 0.8 FTE) and (1 part time 0.6 FTE)
  • HEO8 with a remuneration package of $119K to 134K p.a. for 1.0 FTE, which includes basic salary, leave loading and up to 17% super (or pro-rata for the part time positions)

About the opportunity 

Focusing on excellence in student service provision, the counsellor role includes the provision of specialised psychological and wellbeing services using evidence based and best practice strategies. The counsellor role requires participation in building the Service’s profile and its capacity to work strategically, collaboratively and effectively with key stakeholders in prevention, triage, one to one 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 two Counsellor’s who have:

  • demonstrated expertise in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of biopsychosocial problems
  • commitment to best-practice short-term interventions within a stepped-care wellbeing
  • competency in establishing effective/efficient professional working relationships
  • excellence in communication skills including public speaking, presentation skills and training
  • postgraduate degree in psychology with relevant experience in the higher education system
  • awareness of relevant Acts, ethical and legal requirements for psychological practice
  • registration as a psychologist with AHPRA

About us

The University seeks to further enhance its current position as a world class institution where a vibrant and well-resourced learning environment supports high quality and inclusive learning experiences for its students. Within this context, the Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) provides institution-wide leadership in improving performance in teaching and learning.
Student Support Services assist students’ achievement of educational goals, retention and success at University through personal, financial and instrumental support, and through encouraging development of independence and personal resilience. Student Support Services act as a point of contact for the University and Faculty regarding support for students, dealing with complex student presentations, and for advice regarding policy and procedure developments and the likely impact on student wellbeing.
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

Please specify in your application which position/s you wish to be considered for:

  • Full time continuing appointment
  • Part time 0.8 FTE continuing appointment
  • Part time 0.6 FTE continuing appointment
  • I would like to be considered for the three openings

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the positions from the hiring manager, Dr Philomena Renner on 02 8627 8431 or

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Recruitment Partner, Michelle Carlon on 02 8627 0646 or

Please refer to the attached Candidate Information Pack for further details.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

How to apply

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.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1204/0618C to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm 22 July 2018, 11:30 pm Sydney Time

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