Queer Counsellor


Details – Queer Counsellor Queer Counsellor Job no: 556985 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Melbourne (Bundoora) Categories: Professional, Technical/Laboratory Support

  • Part time (0.8FTE), 12 months Fixed Term
  • HEO7 $82, 684 – $91,135 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation
  • Based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus

About the role The Student Wellbeing unit provides a range of strategic, service and program outcomes to the University across specialist counselling, disability, equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing functions. This unit delivers high quality, consistent and equitable services to address the emotional, psychological and physical welfare of University students. Reporting to the Manager of Counselling. Responsibilities will include:

  • Individual counselling with LGBTIQA+ students experiencing complex psychosocial and mental health issues. Generalist counselling with other students, as required
  • Co-facilitating a weekly social and support group for LGBTIQA+ students, including creating content for the group and continuous improvement
  • Navigating complex boundary and ethical issues arising from working in the queer community and with a peer model in the group
  • Creating and maintaining working relationships with stakeholders both internal and external to the university, and consulting with other LGBTIQA+ organisations and groups about best practice
  • Facilitating consultation of queer peers with other staff and the wider university to make the Counselling Service and the university more accessible and safe for LGBTIQA+ people

Skills & Experience To be successful you will have:

  • Qualifications in Psychology or Social Work, and full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia or membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • In-depth knowledge of issues impacting LGBTIQA+ people, including barriers to accessing mental health services
  • Extensive experience, post-qualification, in assessment and therapeutic intervention of complex cognitive, emotional, mental health and developmental issues amongst a diverse client group
  • Experience in facilitating groups and planning content in groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the capacity to work collaboratively and cooperatively in small teams

People who identify as LGBTIQA+ are encouraged to apply. Travel to other campuses may be required from time to time. Benefits Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits How to Apply Closing date: Friday 10th August, 11:55pm Position Enquiries: Esta Kanellopoulos, Manager Counselling Email: E.Kanellopoulos@latrobe.edu.au Position Description below: This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa. Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application. Please scroll down to apply. La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement. For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Recruitment Advisor Lauren Toledo on +61 (03) 9479 5191 To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job number 556985 under current vacancies. About La Trobe La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve. Advertised:

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