UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. 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.
The Counsellor/Supervisor is responsible for managing the operations in the afternoon service when the Head of Counselling and/or Senior Clinical Psychologist is absent. We are looking for a compassionate and adaptable Counsellor to join our team and provide leadership alongside professional counselling service to students and staff of the UTS community. This involves the supervision of several counsellors and clinical risk management and consultation.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
• Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral of psychosocial, academically related and mental health problems of presenting clients, which will be mostly face-to-face
• Provision of crisis intervention and critical incident management assistance to members of the UTS community
• Managing the operations and afternoon team of counsellors when the Head of Counselling and Senior Clinical Psychologist are absent. This includes clinical risk management, medico-legal compliance and the provision of clinical supervision for at least 2 Counsellors.
To excel in this role you will 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. The successful candidate will have excellent skills in personal reflection and previous experience managing operations and leading a small team.
To be successful in applying for this role you will:
• Excellent skills in developing therapeutic relationships, assessing presenting problems and designing and implementing appropriate interventions
• An ability to assess a range of psycho-social problems / disorders and provide appropriate and effective interventions using effective counselling approaches in a predominantly face-to-face role
• Experience in providing crisis interventions and counselling for complex trauma
• Ability to manage and supervise staff and services, with demonstrated experience in clinical supervision of counsellors/psychologists/social workers
• Registration as a Psychologist in NSW together with appropriate qualification in clinical psychology at masters or doctoral level
• Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and eligible for registration as a provider of clinical psychology services under Medicare.
Base Salary Range: $115,878 to $121,396 pa (HEW 9)
This role attracts 9.5% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.
UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.
This position is part-time, working 4 evenings a week Monday - Thursday, 2:30pm - 8:30pm and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 12 months.
How To Apply
You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. Please download the position description by clicking through the appropriate application link to lead you to the UTS website.
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.
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Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at email@example.com or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.
Closing Date: Please note that there is no official closing date for this role and we will be shortlisting as applications are received. It is recommended that you submit your application without delay.
Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.
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We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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