Job no: 0032730

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer

Department/School: Student and Scholarly Services

Salary: $103,409 - $111,927 (UOM 8)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 9.5% super

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University’s budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital. It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University’s business.

About the role

The International Student Counsellor provides psychological counselling, and training and consultancy activities to students of the University. 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 sessions, 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. International Student Counsellors provide a key focal point for initiatives that support International Students.

About you

  • A registered psychologist (clinical or counselling endorsed) or accredited mental health social worker with a relevant postgraduate degree in a field directly linked to the provision of therapeutic counselling services
  • Extensive post qualification experience in the provision of counselling and psychotherapeutic services, including with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to plan, deliver and evaluate training workshops, consultancies, group work 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, including case planning and review.
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of services to international students. Familiarity with the issues impacting upon their health, psychological wellbeing and experiences as international students
  • Familiarity with Mandarin or other Asian languages
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • 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 for the role.

  • For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

Advertised: 05 Feb 2020 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 20 Feb 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time