Career Counsellor Box Hill Institute


About the role:

Rewarding opportunity to join Box Hill Institute as our Career Counsellor until June 2024!

The Career Counsellor is a member of the Skills and Jobs Centre Team, one of the specialised teams in the Employment Initiatives department within the Strategic Engagement division. Within this role you will be providing career counselling services to new individual Skills and Jobs Centre clients and work with clients to assist them in achieving positive outcomes such as a career plan, employment opportunities and training commencement for upskilling or reskilling.

This position will focus on a number of specific cohorts including vulnerable groups that have barriers to success in gaining sustainable employment. You will work closely with individuals to maximise future success in identifying appropriate career choices and skills development.

You will have the opportunity to liaise with a number of stakeholders including our Senior Koorie Liaison Officers to identify engagement leads for local indigenous communities, parents returning to work those facing retrenchment. This role will also be supporting the development of resources for workshops and events as well as providing support to other areas within the Skills and Jobs Centre.

The Career Counsellor role is a highly rewarding position and is based at our Lilydale campus. There will be travel involved to our other campuses in Box Hill and other locations as well.

About You:

  • Graduate Certificate of Career Development, and/or equivalent CICA listed qualification
  • A degree or relevant post graduate qualification
  • Recent and relevant experience within a similar role
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively with clients and utilise a range of employment services to achieve positive outcomes
  • Drivers licence- travel will be involved across a number of campuses and external locations
  • Proven experience in accurately recording client and service details in a client management system used for reporting purposes against key performance indicators
  • Ability to motivate and further develop work area colleagues in best practice career development skills
  • Self-motivated to acquire and manage own caseload to ensure achievement of successful outcomes and contribute to a high performing team
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly build excellent rapport with clients and relevant stakeholders to maximise information gathering in appointments and understand stakeholder needs and requirements

You will need to provide or be willing to obtain a current National Police Records Check, a Working with Children Check, Passport, evidence of your entitlement to work in Australia, and certified copies of your qualifications.

About Us:

We are proud to be a leading education provider with a strong reputation for delivering high quality educational outcomes.

Our organisation comprises of Box Hill Institute (Box Hill & Lilydale locations) and Centre for Adult Education (Melbourne CBD) as well as partnerships across various correctional and defence sites in Victoria.

We are committed to a highly motivated and aligned workforce, so we’ll be by your side to enable you, help you grow, and offer you benefits which enhance your work life balance.

Box Hill Institute is a welcoming, safe and respectful work environment. We are work-life friendly and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our vacancies.


We offer more than just a job; we offer benefits to enhance your work life, help you grow, and celebrate your achievements. Employment benefits include:

  • Flexible work arrangements (dependent on the role requirements)
  • Career progression opportunities and reward & recognition programs
  • On-site parking
  • Novated leasing and salary packaging
  • Access to health & wellbeing resources
  • Employee discounts on health insurance, car rental, newspaper subscriptions and more
  • Access to libraries offering ebooks, films, novels, children’s books and so much more
  • Discounts on CAE/Box Hill Institute short courses for staff and their immediate family as well as discounted access to our floristry, beauticians, restaurant, Vet & dog grooming
  • Purchased Leave

If you have questions about this role, please contact Jane Young via email at [email protected]

Applications close: 9am, Friday 25th August 2023

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

Candidates for employment at Box Hill Institute will be subject to pre-employment probity checks, and must satisfy Box Hill Institute’s pre-conditions for employment. These include providing a satisfactory (valid employee) Working With Children Check and National Police Check, as well as evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status as prescribed by the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic).

Box Hill Institute reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.