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International Student Advisor

University of New South Wales - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Job no: 501249
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Student Services
  • Level 7 - $97,381 - $105,395 + 17% super + Leave Loading
  • Full time position 35 hours / week
  • Continuing – Full Time

About the Opportunity

The International Student Support Advisor is responsible for assessing the support needs of students, providing tailored guidance and advice that allows students to manage issues and behaviours that may be impacting their progression. This involves working closely with students using person centred, strengths-based approaches to develop strategies for coping with study or personal issues and to achieve their potential. The role involves regular collaborative engagement with colleagues from , the wider Student Life division, other services and stakeholders from across the University and external service providers.

The role of International Student Support Advisor reports to the Team Lead, Student Support and has no direct reports.

About the Successful Candidate

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and extensive experience in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Education or related fields, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Madarin skills essential
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to provide expert guidance and advice on a range of issues impacting student welfare, participation, retention and success within the higher education sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to empathise and provide specialised advice to clients with a broad range of needs.
  • Proven experience providing high quality support programs or service delivery to people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Capacity to support students to navigate administrative processes in a complex environment, consult and influence stakeholders and advocate on behalf of students.
  • Strong organisational skills including a demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and work efficiently and effectively under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and manage competing demands, and work with minimum supervision in a busy environment.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria (bullet points above). Please note applications sent to the contact below can not be accepted.

Kim Symons, Talent Acquisition Consultant
E: k.symons@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 11.55pm

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 17 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 02 Mar 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time