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Job Number : 27345
Type and Location : Counselling / Sydney
Listed By : The University of Sydney on 17 Apr 2019
Student Liaison Officer
  • Work in a team offering support to students with serious or complex support needs
  • Located at the University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Two continuing positions, flexible working arrangement available, remuneration package (for full-time), $108,937 - $118,681p.a (which includes leave loading and 17% superannuation )



About the opportunity 


Reporting to the Director, Student Support Services, you will work as a member of a collegial and high performing team.


A significant focus of your work will be to support students who have experienced sexual assault. Other types of support needs may include mental health, psychological, personal and wellbeing difficulties. You will use a wide range of approaches and interventions including assessment, advice and information, health promotion and campus wide behavioral education programs.


We encourage applications from any suitably qualified and experienced people, in addition to ensure we meet the needs of our whole student cohort weactively encourage male candidates to apply.


You will also assess students needs in line with current legislation, stepped care and the promotion of student wellbeing and success and liaise with university and external staff (e.g. health, mental health and other statutory or voluntary sector agencies).


Another important aspect of your role is as the primary point of contact for delivering campus safety programs, sexual assault and harassment policy development and implementation and the coordination of online and in- person training and outreach.


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 a Student Liaison Officer who has:


  • experience working with people who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence or core professional training in an area of professional practice e.g counselling, psychology, social work or equivalent
  • an understanding/experience of the elements of student development, wellbeing issues for students and principles of student success
  • strong and effective communication and negotiation skills including the ability to set and keep appropriate boundaries.
  • a commitment to clinical line supervision and team work
  • able to solve problems and develop plans and strategies successfully.


About us


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.


Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.


We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.


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 608/0319C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 28 April2019


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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