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Job Number : 29070
Type and Location : Counselling / TAS - Other
Listed By : University of Tasmania on 30 Oct 2019


  • Full time, Ongoing
  • Based in Launceston
  • Contribute towards enhancing the wellbeing and safety of students

The Opportunity

As a Counsellor you will be responsible for a comprehensive range of counselling and wellbeing services to students and postgraduates across the University.  With a specific focus on mental health, proactive wellbeing and on students with complex needs, the incumbent will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to enhance the wellbeing and safety of students, and facilitate the transition of students to and through university life.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide evidence-based therapeutic counselling interventions to on-campus and distance students at all stages of study. Provide appropriate referral where necessary to other University and community-based services.
  • Actively participate in quality assurance and feedback processes at a team level, including evaluation, review and collation of information for portfolio reporting purposes.
  • Consult and collaborate with key stakeholders to collate, review, develop and promote mental health and wellbeing strategies throughout the University.
  • Provide information and training to University staff and students on topics of mental health and wellbeing, including the development and review of resources, programs, guidelines and policies as required.
  • Liaise with, refer to, and work in close consult with academic and professional staff, external government departments, community organizations and private practitioners to ensure students are consistently and appropriately supported throughout their university experience.
  • Undertake continuing professional development in line with AHPRA and AASW or other relevant registration body requirements, including formal supervision, case presentation and regular peer review.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology with AHPRA registration, Social Work with eligibility for membership with AASW as a Mental Health Social Worker or other relevant area and registration body.
  • At least five years relevant professional experience OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge, understanding, and experience in the practical application of therapeutic frameworks to improve wellbeing and mental health in tertiary students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as cooperatively and collaboratively in a team environment, to foster a culture of continuous improvement and high-quality client support.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills demonstrated through effective interaction with people in educational or similar institutions and the broader community.
  • Highly developed planning and organizational skills in demanding and stressful situations.
  • Hold current registration to work with vulnerable people.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 7 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $112,425 comprising base salary within the range of $87,423 to $96,090 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to he position/selection criteria.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Sunday, 17 November 2019, 11.55pm

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

Contact Details
For further information about this position, please contact Elysia Chase, Team Leader - Counselling or 6226 8315.

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