Lecturer in Counselling (Behavioural Health) Flinders University



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About the College of Medicine and Public Health

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

Due to growth in the Counselling area, Flinders University are looking for experienced counsellors to teach, supervise and contribute to our high-quality student-centered postgraduate programs in the Counselling (Behavioural Health) discipline. Committed to developing career-ready and enterprising graduates, our Lecturers are responsible for activities such as:

  • Creating, coordinating, and conducting inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, and equip graduates with on the knowledge, skills and attributes that make them excellent Counsellors. .
  • Reviewing, developing, and designing inspiring and innovative courses for existing and new students who seek to study with one of the most industry aligned programs in Australia.
  • Providing academic advice to students concerning their studies, professional development, and career opportunities.
  • Using innovative and emerging technologies to teach clinical skills, enhance learning and improve practice.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to make meaningful contributions to the scholarship of teaching, professionalism, and the counselling discipline at a broader level.

Please note: this position does not involve a research contribution. Applications will be considered at both Level A and Level B depending on qualifications and experience.

About You

We are looking for a student-centred, professionally accredited Counsellor who holds membership with one the following associations: Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (PACFA) or Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Our ideal candidate will bring innovative ideas to their teaching, be an excellent communicator, and understand the nexus between teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

Furthermore, strong candidates will possess:

  • A minimum of five years clinical experience as a Counsellor or in a related field (social work, psychology or nursing considered).
  • Currently practicing as a Counsellor or Mental Health Professional.
  • Previous teaching experience in a tertiary or student-centred setting (desirable).
  • Completion of a PhD or active/intended candidature towards a doctoral qualification (Level A).
  • Completion of a PhD or EdD, or equivalent qualification (Level B).

Life at Flinders

We’re transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don’t just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gymand childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm (ACDT) Sunday 10 September 2023.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.



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