Counsellor Charles Darwin University


Continuing, part time appointment – 0.6 FTE 
Professional Level 7 Salary – $91,642 to $100,594 pa (pro rata)
Plus 17% superannuation and 4 weeks annual leave (pro rata)
Sydney Campus

Provide group wellbeing sessions and individual counselling sessions for students at CDU’s Sydney campus 

About the Position
As a Counsellor, you will provide regular group wellbeing sessions and short-term individual counselling sessions for students experiencing personal, family, mental health, or wellbeing concerns that are affecting their study. You will undertake trauma informed counselling intake, triage and counselling functions, including assessment of suitability, safety, urgency, and referral options, liaising with other CDU staff members and external services as required. 

About You
To be successful, you will require:

  • Completion of a relevant degree (e.g., Psychology, Social Work, Counselling) and registration or eligibility for registration with the relevant Professional Association.
  • Extensive Counselling and group work experience along with highly developed interpersonal skills that include the ability to communicate effectively within a cross cultural environment comprising both students and staff in a tertiary education context.\
  • Demonstrated commitment towards maintaining high professional standards including the capacity to maintain client confidentiality and knowledge of the relevant legislation within which the University operates.
  • Capacity to work in an ethical and professional manner, working independently as well as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in using a diverse range of computer software, including office management packages, and client management systems.
  • Ensure professional judgments are ethical and non-discriminatory adhering to relevant legislation, CDU policies and procedures and the relevant Professional Association guidelines for professional conduct.

This is a part time role (3 days a week) and the successful candidate will need to be available to work Wednesdays and Thursdays and either Tuesdays or Fridays. 

To view the responsibilities of the role, please click on the: Position Profile.

Appointment to this role will be at Professional Level 7 and the base salary will be in the range of $91,642 to $100,594 per annum (pro rata). The total remuneration package will be in the range of $107,221 to $117,694 per annum (pro rata), including 17% superannuation.

What’s in it for you?

  • An employer who values your contribution to building a bigger, better and stronger university
  • Work with a University committed to changing people’s lives for the better through training, education and research
  • Opportunities for professional development, paid study and career progression
  • State-of-the-art facilities in Sydney CBD
  • 17% superannuation
  • Up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave (primary care giver), in addition to government payments (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Recognition of prior service with another Australian University / NT Government for Long Service Leave (recognition applied to qualifying period only)
  • Ability to negotiate transfer of leave entitlements under the Public Employment (Mobility) Act 1989
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging opportunities

How to Apply
All applications must be received online via the ‘apply’ button and should include your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant skills and experience. 

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Amelia Joyce on 08 8946 7716 or email [email protected]  

Adjustments can be made throughout the application and selection process, as well as during employment to support applicants and employees with disability. CDU’s Workplace Adjustment Policy and Procedure can be found at If you would like to discuss adjustments, please contact the Recruitment Team on 08 8946 6492 or email [email protected].

Diversity and Inclusion
At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We’re about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our University community feels they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community are inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.
You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  

Applications Close: Tuesday 14th November 2023



Charles Darwin University

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