Student Counsellor (RMIT University)

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Student Counsellor (RMIT University)


Job Description
  • 1x Full-time, Continuing position
  • 1x Part-Time 3 days (Fixed Term Until Dec 2020)
  • $83,397 + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Education Portfolio is headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice President who leads the planning and implementation of the University’s strategies related to RMIT’s academic programs and the RMIT student experience. The Portfolio is responsible for services to support the quality of RMIT programs, including the professional development of academic staff, continuous improvement of the student experience, learning and teaching outcomes and the management of learning and research information sources.

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Group lead the provision of services to support the welfare and wellbeing of students. The Group works proactively to remove barriers and provide support to students who may be at risk of not being able to access or successfully complete their tertiary study. In addition the Group responds to requests for assistance and support from students who have welfare and wellbeing concerns and from staff who may refer them. The Group is not only involved in direct service delivery but also in building capability among students through student mentoring, co-creation and leadership development initiatives, and among staff through focused professional development.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Student Counsellor contributes to the provision of a professional counselling service to the RMIT University community to facilitate the personal, emotional, social and educational transition and adjustment of students. The Counsellor works with students seeking personal counselling on an individual or group basis. Individual counselling has an emphasis on brief outcome informed interventions.  The Counsellor is required to provide secondary and tertiary consultation to RMIT staff in connection with students’ issues.  The Counsellor is required to work flexibly and cooperatively within a diverse and skilled team of psychologists and other colleagues in the Student Wellbeing and Inclusion team.

Skills & Experience Required

You will provide assessment, case-management, counselling and referral of RMIT students. With excellent interpersonal skills, you will demonstrate experience in dealing with specific concerns of students in high-risk situations; students with complex mental health concerns; and students of diverse student cohorts, including students from equity groups and international students. As the Student Counsellor, you will also be required to conduct outreach work by establishing links with specific staff and student cohorts.

Mandatory Qualifications

Qualifications in Social Work or Psychology, with significant time post qualification and extensive relevant experience in case management and counselling.

Membership of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

To Apply

For further information, please see the position description by visiting  www.rmit.edu.au/careers or contact Jeremy Cass, Manager Counselling Service on jeremy.cass@rmit.edu.au  

Applications close on Sunday, April 28th, 2019.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. 

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

Please indicate which role (Full time or Part-time - Fixed Term) you are applying to when answering the key selection criteria. 

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

 

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