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Job Number : 28206
Type and Location : Counselling / Sydney
Listed By : University of Sydney on 29 Jul 2019
Student Support and Wellbeing Counsellor – International

·         Opportunity for Mandarin speaking counsellor to join the University’s Counselling and Psychological Services team

·         Located at Camperdown/Darlington Campus

·         Full-time, fixed term for two years with a base salary $93K - $102K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Focusing on excellence in student service provision, the Student Support and Wellbeing Counsellor – International, works as part of a student counselling team providing short-term interventions for international students in terms of clarifying issues and promoting student wellbeing. The position is responsible for coordinating welfare and other support to international students including de-escalation of distress, assessment of risk and development of support plans.


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 Student Support and Wellbeing Counsellor - International who has:


  • capacity to provide professional services in Mandarin
  • a tertiary qualification in counselling, psychology or a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of relevant skills, knowledge and experience.
  • extensive experience in a mental health welfare or wellbeing management role (or related area) with interdisciplinary teams preferably in a government department or tertiary institution.
  • demonstrated understanding of the safety support and wellbeing issues impacting international students
  • proven strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including experience in effectively responding to situations where people may be in distress
  • demonstrated experience in providing professional services and advice with a range of issues, including mental health disorders and academic functioning
  • Knowledge of a variety of mental health, financial, housing, academic and other assistances available to international students
  • demonstrated competency in relating to, supporting and achieving positive outcomes for international students with complex needs, and limited social support networks.



About us

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) focuses on promoting student well-being, and the development of skills required to succeed at university across the student life-cycle. The interventions provided are time-limited and based on recognised stepped care best practice principles. It also works on partnerships and collaborative programs with faculties and other student service providers in order to enhance student wellbeing, success and the overall student experience


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 1408/0719F to apply.


Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 12 August 2019


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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Contact Details
Linden Joseph on 02 8627 1208 or

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