First listed on: 21 February 2019


  • Exceptional opportunity for a Counsellor!
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • 12 months fixed term part time (21 hours) and base salary $103,034 p.a plus superannuation

DVC (Education)

About the opportunity 

Focusing on excellence in student service provision, the counsellor role includes the provision of specialised psychological and wellbeing services using evidence based and best practice strategies. The counsellor role requires participation in building the Service’s profile and its capacity to work strategically, collaboratively and effectively with key stakeholders in prevention, triage, one to one counselling and referral to internal and /or external providers within a stepped care framework.   

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 a Counsellor who will be responsible for:

  • provision of biopsychosocial assessment and intervention services for a broad range of student wellbeing issues; within the guidelines set down by the Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA), Counselling and Psychological Services Policies and Procedures, and relevant State and Federal legislative requirements and consistent with University strategy 
  • maintaining records in conjunction with Counselling and Psychological Services Policy and Procedures, State Acts and University policies
  • demonstrated excellence in service commitment and experience in dealing with specific concerns of diverse student cohorts with a capacity to make students, and key stakeholders needs a priority for service focus
  • to provide triage and crisis intervention as needed, including liaison with University security personnel, local area Mental Health providers, and internal and external service providers
  • establish and maintain appropriate linkages and liaison with internal service providers and administrative and faculty arms of the University, external health services and wellbeing providers
  • participation as an effective member of the Counselling and Psychological Services interdisciplinary team, and within the Student Support Services and broader University as directed.

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 152/0119F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 7 March 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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