Student Counsellor University of Tasmania


Student Counsellor

  • We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people and are committed to inclusive principles
  • Generous benefits including salary packaging, purchase leave and discount
  • Part time 0.4 FTE, 12 month fixed-term position located in Hobart

About the opportunity

The University of Tasmania Counselling service promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing with the UTAS community.

Support is achieved through the provision of high-quality evidence-based therapeutic services that promote the wellbeing of all students. Counsellors at the University of Tasmania help current students in-person and via telehealth, to build, practice and maintain strategies that enhance mental health. The counselling team is located across Tasmania and is part a broader team in the Student Equity and Success where your contributions will help promote wellbeing more broadly.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide therapeutic, evidence-based counselling and support, screening and assessments to students.
  • Liaise with and support academic and professional staff to ensure students are consistently and appropriately supported throughout their university experience. This includes supporting students on placement, through their degree pathway, residing in university accommodation, and as they look to transition from tertiary education.
  • Refer to and work in consult with private and community supports such as mental health services, private practitioners and community organisations.
  • Participate in ongoing professional clinical supervision.
  • Support and promote mental health and wellbeing initiatives through the provision of student training, workshops, orientation activities and resources.

What we’re looking for:

  • Post qualification counselling experience working in mental health or related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in evidence based therapeutic interventions.
  • Ability to maintain up to date appropriate student case notes.
  • Understanding of relevant legal, ethical mandatory reporting obligations.
  • Ability to maintain documentation to a professional, ethical and legal standards.

Salary details

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 7 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $123,548 comprising base salary within the range of $96,071 to $105,597 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
    • Your responses to the success criteria from the “What we’re looking for” as outlined above.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Julie Homer, Manager Student Counselling Services. [email protected]., or 6226 1388
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.
  • Please refer to the attached Position Description Below for full details.

 Position Description – 499234 – Counsellor.pdf

Applications close Sunday, 29 October 2023, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.