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Job Number : 28040
Type and Location : Psychologist / Sydney
Listed By : University of Technology Sydeny on 8 Jul 2019
Counsellor - part-time/afternoon shifts

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.  

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.


To be successful in applying for this role, you will have:

Excellent communication skills and experience working in an environment that embraces diversity. The incumbent in this role must have the ability to navigate complex situations, anticipate risk and plan accordingly.

With examples, please outline in a separate document how you meet the three key selection criteria points below:

·         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 – this is a prerequisite.


Please address the above Selection Criteria in a separate document when applying for this role – candidates who do not submit a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

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 pro rata (HEW8) (based on 0.42FTE appox. 15 hours per week).

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

These positions are part-time, three evenings per week Monday – Wednesday, 3:30- 8:30pm approximately and appointments will be made on a fixed term 12-month fixed-term basis.

How to Apply  

  Please visit the UTS website to apply for this role. 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 IRC137579.

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 29th of July 2019 11:59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have valid rights to work in Australia.

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.


Contact Details
Recruitment Team UTS 02 9514 1080

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