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Job Number : 27184
Type and Location : Psychologist / NSW - Other
Listed By : University of Wollongong on 29 Mar 2019
Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist / Mental Health Clinician


Multiple roles available - casual and fixed term 



The University of Wollongong is currently seeking mental health clinicians for multiple casual and fixed term positions within the University’s counselling service. The positions provide personal counselling services and other group treatment programs to students of the university to ensure students at UOW receive the support required to facilitate their transition, retention, and success with their studies, enabling students to fully realise their personal, academic, and professional goals.


Persons interested in these positions are asked to please provide a resume and a brief written overview of their experience and qualifications as they relate to the selection criteria (outlined below) and send to Tracey Todd (Senior Manager, Student Success).  A copy of the complete position description can be provided on request.


Selection criteria – Knowledge and Skills:


  • Knowledge and appreciation of the psycho-social development of the student cohort in the University context including a comprehensive understanding of diversity and inclusion issues in relation to their intersection with mental health

  • Demonstrated excellence in assessment of psychosocial difficulties, the provision of counselling interventions, crisis and risk management, confidentiality, boundaries, records and case management.

  • Ability to develop and provide, or assist in providing programs and resources to coach well-being, personal development, resilience and improved student engagement through the whole spectrum of mental health needs in an organisational setting.
  • Demonstrated excellence in a multi-disciplinary setting including negotiation and communication skills and proven ability to liaise with a diverse range of people both within and external to the University.


Selection criteria – Education and Experience:


  • Relevant degree in Psychology, Social Work, and Occupational Therapy; or registration as a psychologist, Or Occupational Therapist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); or membership with Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

  • Relevant post-qualification experience working with young adults experiencing mental health difficulties including assessment of psychosocial difficulties, the provision of counselling or social work interventions, crisis and risk management, confidentiality, boundaries and records and case management
  • Evidence of continuous and ongoing professional development/clinical supervision to at least minimum professional body requirements


Personal Attributes:


  • Ability to work effectively autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • An ability to work in a self-directed and professional manner

  • Strong identification with UOW’s mission and core values


  Special Job Requirements:


  • This position has been classified as “child-related work”. In accordance with relevant legislation, prohibited persons are not permitted to apply for positions that are classified as “child-related work”. Accordingly, candidates will be required to undertake a Working with Children Check, identity verification and referee checks as part of the recruitment process. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website

  • Restriction on leave during peak periods may apply  


Contact Details
Tracey Todd

Senior Manager, Student Success

T (02) 4239 2239


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