Wellbeing Advisor (Law School) The University of Western Australia


  • Exciting opportunity to make a difference supporting the Law School students and staff
  • Level 6, part-time (0.2 FTE) appointment on a fixed-term basis for 12 months
  • Base salary range: $87,460 – $92,430 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

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

The Division of Student Life sits within the UWA Education Portfolio, overseen by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Education. Together with the Division of Student Accommodation and Community, Student Life plays an integral role in the shared strategic goal of providing a worldclass student experience.

The Division has five core functions, Student Administration, Student Offices, International Student Experience and Global Learning, Student Equity and Success, and Student Wellbeing and Engagement. The scope of services centre on the student journey, from the provision of student programs and activities that support and promote access to UWA, to student enrolment, course planning, transition, and progression through the lifecycle of study to graduation. The Division is also responsible for the delivery of services that promote academic success and support wellbeing and engagement for an enhanced student experience. Student Life works closely with the Student Guild, affiliated residential colleges and the wider UWA Education portfolio.

The Student Wellbeing and Engagement teams facilitates a high-quality student experience through the provision of integrated and comprehensive services. The Wellbeing team is responsible for the delivery of the UWA Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework focusing on opportunities for early intervention and timely access to low barrier services. Student Wellbeing has four broad areas of Counselling services; early intervention services and cohort initiatives in Student Wellbeing; Student Engagement and the provision of a contemporary onboarding experience and the creation of a Safe and Respectful Communities team, as a priority strategic initiative.

About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will, under broad direction, work closely with the Law School and across Student Life to provide specialist support to students impacted by sexual assault/harassment, or at a perceived risk of harm to self or others, or displaying concerning behaviour and/or experiencing mental health challenges.

About you 

You are a dynamic and skilled and experienced mental health clinician with a passion for proactive and preventative wellbeing intervention

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Current registration/eligible for registration with an associated professional organisation such as Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia); or ACA (Australian Counselling Association)
  • Demonstrated relevant experience working with and responding to disclosures of sexual assault/harassment, and family and domestic violence at an appropriate level
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of mental health support including suicide crisis and risk assessment and intervention
  • Experience in the delivery of programs, training and initiatives aimed at community education

About your application

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  POSITION DESCRIPTION [Wellbeing Advisor Law School- Position Number [TBC]- Level [6] .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 Wednesday, 13 September 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Fiona McAuliffe 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. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.



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