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Part time, fixed term contract (2 years, 0.8 FTE)

HEW Level 8 Salary $89,198 to $100,841,

plus 17 % superannuation and 6 weeks annual leave (pro rata)

Casuarina Campus


Apply your extensive counselling experience and highly developed interpersonal skills to support students’ wellbeing.


Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) existing research portfolio is impressive for a small, youthful university. Ranked in the top 2% of world universities, CDU is currently placed 31st in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age.


The Office of Student Administration and Equity Services (SAES) manages all aspects of Higher Education admissions, enrolments, progression and fees. The Equity Services team provides student services including counselling, careers and employment, and disability support. 


As one of three Counsellors in the team, you will provide professional counselling support to CDU students either in person, or via telephone. Your extensive and diverse counselling experience and highly developed interpersonal skills will provide you with the ability to assist students to develop skills to manage personal issues that may be impacting on their academic performance and general wellbeing. This will also involve liaising with relevant CDU staff and/or external individuals or agencies as appropriate and necessary under strict confidentiality guidelines.


Completion of a relevant degree (e.g. Psychology or Social Work) and registration or eligibility for registration with the relevant professional body (AHPRA (Psychology), or AASW (Social Work) is essential. The ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment, maintain client confidentiality and demonstrate contemporary knowledge of the relevant legislation under which with University operates will also be critical to your success.  


To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile


For a confidential discussion please contact Gabrielle Mullen on 08 8946 6288 or email


Closing Date: Monday 27 August 2018

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