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Curtin University - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Job Reference: 713219

  • $101,777 (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation
  • Fixed term, part-time contract (0.5FTE) – until 17 Dec 2021
  • Make a real difference to our student community 

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

About us

Join our internationally accredited Psychological and Counselling Services team, based at our Bentley campus in Perth.

For information on our full range of services, please visit: https://students.curtin.edu.au/personal-support/counselling-guidance/counselling/.

Your role

As a Counsellor you will work with the team to provide a full range of individual and group counselling services to students and participate in the delivery of the service group programs.

In this role you will…

  • Provide psychological assessment, diagnose and evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals.
  • Determine appropriate psychological treatment intervention and care planning based on psychological diagnostic.
  • Utilise evidence-based methodologies including behaviour and cognitive therapy and systemic intervention and embed trauma-informed and client-focused therapies.
  • Facilitate referral process to external agencies to identify strategies to help individuals cope with a range of psycho-social issues.
  • Develop and implement preventative psycho-educational workshops, webinars and programs for students and staff.
  • Provide consultation and liaise with academics and relevant stakeholders at University.

Why choose Curtin?

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

We are looking for someone with…

  • A relevant post graduate qualification and eligibility for registration as a clinical or counselling psychologist in Australia or equivalent professional status in a related discipline consistent with International Association of Counselling Services (Inc) guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct assessments and to apply counselling interventions for a culturally diverse tertiary student population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of students.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communications skills, including computer literacy.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Eligibility for a Medicare provider number
  • Experience in the tertiary education sector, including development and delivery of group programs to staff and students (desirable)

For information on the accrediting body (IACS) and accreditation standards, please use the following link: http://www.iacsinc.org/

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:


Applications close: Sunday 2 May 2021, 10:00PM AWST

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au or call Tara Hallissey on 08 9266 2563.

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.