Counsellor - Hawthorn campus

Swinburne University of Technology

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x2 part-time positions available at our Hawthorn campus

About the Role 
Join Swinburne Health Services as a Counsellor and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our diverse student population. 

As an integral member of our team, you will provide holistic care aligned with Swinburne University of Technology's core values in Health & Wellbeing. Reporting to the Counselling Manager, you will receive guidance and supervision to ensure the highest quality of service delivery. Your role will focus on improving access to mental health services, enhancing recovery, and preventing relapse outcomes for young adults from diverse cultures. 

As a Counsellor, you will play a vital role in supporting student well-being and success. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career and be part of our mission. Help us create a positive impact on our diverse student population and contribute to their personal and academic growth. 

Please note that all applicants must upload a copy of their health professional (AHPRA, AASW, PACFA or ACA) registration details in the application form. Further information regarding this role can be found in the attached position description. 

There is currently an opportunity for two positions at our Hawthorn campus - one position is a 0.8 part time ongoing position, and the other a 0.5 part time, 12-month fixed term contract. 

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • Extensive experience in provision of mental health care including completion of mental health assessments, crisis management, and therapeutic interventions based on current evidence-based approaches
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Victorian and National Legislation governing area of practice (e.g. Mental Health Act, Vic 2014)
  • Proficient/Excellent triage skills
  • Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse background

  • Bachelor's degree in either Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Counselling, or a related field with at least 4 years subsequent experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

•    Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
•    Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
•    Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
•    Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

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

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on 

Applications Close: Wednesday 28th February 2024, 5pm 

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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