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Job Number : 29295
Type and Location : Counselling / Melbourne
Listed By : Monash College on 28 Nov 2019
Student Counsellor


  • Join the Monash Brand, a modern leader in Tertiary Education
  • Opportunity to grow and develop your skills and experience
  • Based mainly at our Clayton Campus
  • Supportive and flexible workplace culture


About the Role:

We are seeking a Student Counsellor to play a key role as a member of the Student Services Team providing a comprehensive and integrated framework in response to student needs, with an emphasis on prevention and early intervention.

The primary focus of this role is the provision of direct professional counselling and support services to students. As a professional Counsellor you will also provide both teachers and leaders with appropriate intervention strategies to support students facing personal, family or social issues.

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide short-term individual student counselling sessions to Monash College students across all designated locations.
  • Maintain cultural sensitivity and awareness in all counselling sessions.
  • Arrange referral to external agencies / services for specific issues where appropriate.
  • Develop and implement a range of programs to foster resilience and respond to identified personal, academic and emotional needs, particularly of international students. 

About us:

Monash College is the preferred pathway to Monash University for international students. For over 20 years we have been leaders in our field, preparing the next generation of global professionals to succeed at university and in their careers.

The Student Services unit is responsible for providing a strategic and coordinated function across Monash College to ensure the highest quality of student engagement, student support and experience activities in a multi-campus environment.  It has a particular focus on the provision of Homestay services, guardianship service for under-age students, counselling, student engagement, advisory and experience activities delivered as part of Monash College’s co-curricular program.


You will bring:


  • Tertiary qualification in psychology with full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Psychology Board of Australia)
  • Knowledge, understanding and skill in applying a wide range of counselling approaches to assist adult and adolescent students from diverse cultural backgrounds within an educational setting
  • Extensive experience with a successful record of providing counselling services in an educational setting for students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds
  • Proven experience developing and conducting wellbeing programs, workshops and presentations that meet the needs of a diverse cultural audience
  • Experience in developing a range of student programs tailored to the cultural, social, emotional and educational needs of students, particularly international students 


Other information:


  • A Working with Children Check will be required for this position
  • Occasional travel between campuses is required
  • Labour Day, Queen’s Birthday and Melbourne Cup day are normal working days, without penalty payments for time worked. Five days leave (accrued at 1? per public holiday worked) will be granted in lieu, to be usually taken on the days falling between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day 
  • The incumbent may be required, on occasions, to work outside normal business hours. 



Contract: 18 Month full time fixed term contract

Apply online: Submit your application on our careers site:

This position is open to people with valid working rights in Australia.



Contact Details
Monash College

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