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Job Number : 25555
Type and Location : Counselling / Sydney
Listed By : University of Technology Sydeny on 14 Sep 2018

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The Student Services Unit provides an integrated professional service to students which supports and empowers them to achieve their study, health, personal and career goals, advocates recognition and respect for their diverse cultural backgrounds and individual needs at all levels of the University, and promotes the development of University policies and practices which respond effectively to the changing needs of students. 

About the role

We are looking for a compassionate and adaptable Counsellor to join our Counselling Service. You will be responsible for provision of a professional counselling service to students and staff and the UTS community regarding a broad range of personal, academic and psycho social issues. 

In this role you will:

  • Assess  and diagnose the psychosocial, academically related, and mental health problems of presenting clients
  • Provide individual, couple and group counselling using a range of psychotherapeutic skills and interventions consistent with currently accepted best practice
  • Design and provide programs such as workshops and presentations. 

About You

You have excellent communication skills and experience working in an environment that embraces diversity. You have the ability to navigate complex situations, anticipate risk and plan accordingly.

You will also bring to the role:

  • An ability to assess a range of psycho-social problems / disorders and provide appropriate and effective interventions using effective counselling approaches
  • Experience in providing crisis interventions and counselling for complex trauma is desirable
  • Registration as a Psychologist or a Social Worker in NSW and membership with the Australian Psychological Society or Australian Association of Social Workers, and eligibility for registration as a provider under Medicare

For the full list of role responsibilities and selection criteria please download the position description from our website. 

Base Salary Range: $98,340 to $111,999 (HEW8)

These roles attract 9.5% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

These positions are full-time and appointments will be made on a fixed term basis for 12 months. 

Work hours can vary according to the demand on the service and staff are required to demonstrate flexibility in this regard.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC116511, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC116511.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at  or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Monday 24th of September 2018 11:59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia.

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

Contact Details
Abbie Smith on or 02 9514 1862

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