Student Counsellor (Sexual Misconduct Support)

Dec 21, 2018
Jan 21, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job description

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (DVCA) is a member of The University's senior executive, and is responsible for the University's commitment to providing high-quality teaching and learning, and enhancing the UQ student experience.

The Student Services Directorate is part of the Student Affairs Division, which also comprises the Health Service and UQ Student Employability Centre. The Student Employability Centre is custodian of the UQ Student Employability Strategy, and coordinates and promotes the distinctive features of the UQ student experience including the ‘UQ Employability Award', leadership, global mobility and undergraduate research experiences, and provides supports to enable students to translate, articulate and transfer these experiences into the workplace.

The objective of Student Services is to provide a range of services and support functions that enhance the student experience and assist in ensuring student success.

The role

The Student Counselling Team provides a range of support services, including the delivery of proactive initiatives that are in line with our Mental Health Strategy, supporting our community of students.

The team cover all 52,000 students at UQ and provide mental health and general counselling interventions for enrolled students, as well as running workshops, groups and other educational programmes.  The Student Counsellor will also develop online educational materials, and prevention and intervention activities, primarily related to mental health and wellbeing. This role will also contribute to the work of the Sexual Misconduct Support Unit in supporting members of the UQ community who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment that might be affecting their studies at UQ.

The person

Applicants should have degree in psychology, behavioural science or counselling and at least 4 years subsequent experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

You should have a demonstrable knowledge of issues relating to equity, diversity and equal opportunity as it relates to the Higher Education sector. Ideally, the successful applicant will also have worked with survivors of sexual assault or sexual harassment.

You should have a strong desire to work collaboratively and in partnership with colleagues and students to deliver one on one counselling for students and support programs that enhance the student experience for all students at UQ.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


This is a full time, fixed term contract until December 2019 at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range of $83,633.65 - $ 91,350.33 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $91,578.85  - $100,028.61 p.a.).


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