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Discipline Lead Counselling - Brisbane

Navitas - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


The Discipline Lead is a campus level position which provide academic leadership to the Discipline on the Brisbane campus. This position is responsible for the delivery of high quality academic courses, providing support to staff involved in the delivery of Courses. The Discipline Lead deputises for the Chair of Discipline in the planning and delivery of academic courses and assists the Campus Academic Manager in the management of permanent and sessional academic teaching staff.

Key Result Areas:

Academic Leadership

  • Ensuring the delivery of disciplinary Courses on the campus in accordance with regulatory and professional accreditation standards
  • Overseeing the implementation of academic policies and procedures as they apply to Discipline Courses delivered on the campus
  • Collaborating with the Campus Academic Manager in relation to planning and management of resources for the delivery of Discipline Courses on the campus
  • Collaborating with the Campus Academic Manager and Discipline Chair in the recruitment and on-boarding Discipline academic teaching staff
  • Working with the Chair of Discipline to ensure consistency of delivery of Courses across campuses
  • Contributing to academic administration of the disciplinary Courses on the campus, including admissions processes, student Unit and Course results

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Facilitating effective communication between Discipline academic staff and key stakeholders
  • Participating actively in local and national community and professional service initiatives to support the operations of the Discipline and the campus

Service Delivery

  • Overseeing and contributing to the delivery of disciplinary events on campus
  • Responding to student enquiries as required

Student Success

  • Contributing to the implementation of academic policies and procedures for students undertaking Discipline Courses on the campus
  • Monitoring performance of students undertaking Discipline Courses to identify and manage issues contributing to variations in student success between campuses

Research and Scholarship (In conjunction with the Chairs of Discipline)

  • Applying research and scholarship to the design and delivery of our disciplinary Courses
  • Developing the culture of research and scholarship among disciplinary academic staff on the campus

Teach students to stand for what's right

It's not a role for the faint hearted, but if you're a successful candidate you'll enjoy an exhilarating, higher education environment supported by our expanding diverse community of educators, managers and students.

About Us

We are ACAP, the Australian College of Applied Psychology. We are a tertiary education institute that specialises in psychology, counselling, social work and criminology and part of the Navitas Group.

35 years ago, we opened our doors and sought to provide aspiring practitioners a modern approach to understanding the human mind and behaviour, through applied learning. This approach to teaching is what makes us different. It's why curious minds choose to learn and develop their skills with us. ACAP is proud to hold Self Accrediting Authority with TEQSA and 7-year registration with ASQA, in both cases quality indicators with regulators for the education sector in Australia

Are we right for you?

  • If working in a vibrant, growing team that's committed to research, excellence and innovative teaching appeals to you, you'll flourish here.
  • You'll be responsible for developing, leading and co-ordinating counselling subjects delivered online, on-campus, blended or a combination of both.
  • You'll play a key role in our education development team, contributing to the creation of world class teaching programs that are endorsed by TEQSA and meet ACA, CICA, ICF accreditation standards.
  • You'll collaborate with other ACAP experts in counselling and have opportunities to work with academics in social work, psychology, criminology and coaching.
  • You may also be invited to host a morning tea with students - it's just what we love to do, to get to know our students better.

Other benefits:

  • Flexible employment options (full time, job-share or part-time).
  • 75% off study scholarships on all our courses (after six months)
  • Up to 2 paid volunteer days per year for your passionate causes
  • Health & Wellbeing packages including free counselling for employees and family,
    discounted gym membership, movie tickets, travel, hotels and insurance.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A PhD from an appropriate cognate discipline is required.
  • Experience leading academics in a higher education institution.
  • Clinical counselling experience is an advantage

Expertise and abilities:

  • The ability to mentor your team to ignite and inspire our students over Zoom and in the classroom
  • The ability to manage and balance the needs of students and staff, to support in the development of timetables and workloads of academics.
  • Excellent scholarly expertise and/or industry expertise
  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Experience as an academic team leader
  • A communications connector who can build relationships throughout
    the college
  • The ability to be flexible and to problem solve complex challenges

Why you should apply right now

  • Because we will give you the opportunity to grow both as a professional and as a person
  • Because even though applications close on 14 May 2021, we may fill the position earlier if we find the right candidate.

Apply online or contact Professor Margaret Anne Carter 07 3134 4407 for more information.

Curious for more?

For more information about ACAP and our long history of excellence in education, please visit www.acap.edu.au

To view other opportunities, please visit www.navitas.com/careers

Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia and undergo criminal records and working with children check.

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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