Mental Health and Wellbeing Psychologist The University of Western Australia


  • Join a team of allied professionals supporting staff wellbeing at a World Top 100 University
  • Play a key support role in the implementation of UWA’s Mental Health Framework
  • Find the rhythm that works for you with flexible working including work from home arrangements
  • Be supported by a team of like-mind professionals utilising your mental health expertise 
  • Access leadership training, mentoring and support
  • Level 7 appointment on a full-time or part-time basis fixed term for six months with the possibility of extension
  • Salary range: $112,012 – $124,281 (total package)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team
You will join UWA’s Health and Wellbeing team, a key function and team within Human Resources.

Human Resources enables the University to implement and deliver its People & Culture strategy to make the University a remarkable place to work, attracting and retaining world-class staff from diverse backgrounds who want to build careers, drive change, provide leadership and create opportunities at an institution renowned for its excellence.

About the opportunity
Reporting to the Health and Wellbeing Manager, you will support the planning and implementation of injury prevention and injury management services across the University. You will provide compensable and non-compensable case management and professional services and advice relating to mental health or psychosocial risk factors in the workplace.

About you
You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in Psychology or Rehabilitation Counselling, and experience managing mental health conditions. Experience in workers compensation can be beneficial however is not essential. You will also have knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health, Workers’ Compensation and Disability legislation and the ability to provide professional services and advice within your specific competencies relating to mental health and psychosocial risk factors in the workplace, including documenting recommendations.

About your application
Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position description – Consultant, Injury Management (515324).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday,24 September 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the Health and Wellbeing Manager, Kerryn Stewart on 0405 380 081 or at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 




The University of Western Australia

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Full time