Wellbeing Counsellors – Multiple Opportunities! JCU: James Cook University, Australia

JOB DESCRIPTION

Join our team at James Cook University (JCU), where you’ll make a real difference by fostering a supportive environment for our students to thrive in. You’ll have the opportunity to make a significant impact by providing high-quality counselling and mental health services that are crucial to our students’ holistic development and educational success.

  • Multiple opportunities available, commencing in January 2024
  • Full-time and flexible part-time on offer
  • Continuing and fixed-term appointments
  • Based at the Townsville Bebegu Yumba campus
  • HEWL 7: $91,403 – $101,074 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation.

WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IN THE ROLE 

As a Wellbeing Counsellor, you will be responsible for delivering evidence-based clinical assessments and interventions that promote measurable outcomes in student mental health and wellbeing. You’ll cultivate a positive culture through educational workshops and events, catering to the diverse needs of our student community.

Your role will also involve nurturing strong relationships with external mental health service providers, ensuring our students have reliable access to comprehensive support. Your compliance with medical legislation and participation in peer supervision will ensure best practices and maintain the integrity of our services.

WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE ROLE 

To thrive in this role, you should hold a degree in Behavioural Sciences or Human Services with relevant experience in a similar role. Your expertise in mental health assessment and proven experience in counselling and case management will be critical in addressing the varying complexities of student needs.

We are seeking proactive team players who can handle a fast-paced work environment, contributing to the achievement of quality performance outcomes. Your exceptional communication and interpersonal skills will be essential in maintaining therapeutic relationships and liaising effectively with stakeholders at all levels. Holding a current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or a Queensland Working with Children Blue Card is also a requirement.

WHY JCU? 

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. Employee wellbeing is at the core of our values, and we support our people through the provision of flexible working conditions and many other exclusive benefits including:

  • A generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions with UniSuper
  • 5 weeks of annual recreation leave (pro-rata for part time)
  • 15 days of paid sick/carers leave per year (pro-rata)
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional development support
  • Access to online media subscriptions
  • Corporate discount on health insurance premiums
  • Well-equipped campus facilities including medical, cafes, gym and childcare.

HOW TO APPLY 

We invite you to join us in creating a nurturing and supportive space for our students to flourish. Visit the Careers at JCU website for more information and to submit your application online.

Vacancy reference number 18650 – applications close on 7 November at 11:59 PM AEST.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

JCU: James Cook University, Australia

Job Salary

Full time