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Senior Counsellor

  • 556576
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Continuing
  • Closing at: Jul 28 2024 at 23:55 AEST

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Specialist)
Salary package: $128,316 to $134,446 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

  • Join a highly motivated team helping students to enhance their wellbeing.
  • Work in a beautiful campus environment on the doorstep of Canberra’s CBD
  • Generous remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation and a range of salary packaging options.

About the Division
The University Experience Division is within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Portfolio. The University Experience Division provides a range of support, enrichment, and advisory services to help students achieve their university educational goals. We support students living both on and off-campus and strive to ensure high quality and responsive services are delivered effectively to students from all backgrounds.

ANU Counselling promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the university community. They provide a free, confidential, non-diagnostic generalist counselling service that is available to ANU students.

About the opportunity
We’re seeking a Senior Counsellor to lead and contribute to the management, clinical leadership, supervision and support of ANU Counselling staff as well as providing counselling to students.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A qualification in psychology, social work (mental health), occupational therapy (mental health) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, education and training.
  • Registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, membership of the
    Australian Association of Social Workers, or Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Seven years or more relevant specialist experience in effective counselling practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in operational management.
  • Understanding of the issues and skills relevant to the provision of student counselling.

For all enquiries please contact: Sophie Mayer at

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

What we offer
The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. We also offer generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, staff and family tuition fee discounts, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, visit:

How to apply
Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following documents:

  • A two-page statement addressing the selection criteria in the position description.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.


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