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About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client-centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements, and acts as a shared services function within the University of Melbourne.

About the role

Counsellors provide psychological counselling, training, and consultancy services to students and staff at the University of Melbourne. Psychological counselling is focused on triage, initial assessment and treatment, with specific emphasis on the identification and management of clients in high-risk situations, and appropriate referral or short-term treatment intervention.

Psychological services involve the planning, provision and evaluation of workshops, webinars, training programs, groupwork, online web-based services, and the delivery of clinical supervision. This may involve addressing issues and potential problems derived from identified trends in client presenting problems, or work with identified target groups within the University community.

About you

-A registered psychologist (clinical or counselling endorsed) or accredited mental health social worker with a relevant postgraduate degree at Masters level or above, in a field directly linked to the provision of therapeutic counselling services.

-Extensive post qualification experience in the provision of counselling and psychotherapeutic services.

-Demonstrated ability and experience to plan, deliver and evaluate group work, training workshops, consultancies and clinical supervision.

-Demonstrated ability to work successfully within a self-management framework, and respond effectively to complex or demanding clinical matters.

-Demonstrated experience in the assessment and management of complex cognitive and emotional, mental health, and developmental issues amongst a diverse population, including case planning and review.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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