Indigenous Student Counsellor – Identified role

  • Company:
    RMIT University
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
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Overview:Enhance and support the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studentsIdentified position available to Indigenous candidates only*Salary Level HEW 7 ($90,271 – $97,713) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements, based at Melbourne City campus.About RMITRMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise which offers life-changing experiences for our students to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. About the role As one of RMIT’s Student Counsellors, you will be part of a team of mental health professionals that ensure the delivery of timely, clinically sound mental health advice to students in face-to-face and e-modes of consultation.This role will see you facilitate the personal, emotional, social and educational transition and adjustment of students, and provide individual counselling with an emphasis on brief outcome informed interventions. You will be required to work flexibly and cooperatively within a diverse and skilled team of specialists and other colleagues, and build strong working relationships with a range of internal and external contacts.This role has a specific emphasis on collaborative approaches between Student Counselling and the Ngarara Willim Centre to build on preventative measures to enhance and support the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.See our video by Laura Mulherin, Acting Manager, Counselling Service for further informationAbout YouTo be successful in this position, you’ll have experience of but not limited to:Must be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage’ as an ‘Essential Selection Criteria’ ​​Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people ​​The ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples ​Capability and commitment to continue to develop cultural competency. Outcome informed counselling approaches, including strong assessment, intervention and referral skills;Experience working with high risk clients and in assessment and treatment of complex mental health issues;Working collaboratively within a team environment, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;Experience in client outcome evaluation, with a high level of computer literacy skillsQualificationsPreferred: Qualifications in Psychology or Social Work, ideally relevant experience in counselling and case management;Membership of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).* ‘This is an Identified position and being an Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander is considered a ‘genuine occupational qualification’ in accordance with section 12 and 26 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.  The successful applicant is required to provide confirmation of their Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander heritage.About the Group The Students Group sits within the Education Portfolio and shapes, designs and delivers key student services and experiences to prepare RMIT students for study, life and the global workforce.We work in partnership with students, academics, professional staff, industry and the community to deliver transformative student experiences that improve access, participation, retention and success for all RMIT students.To Apply