Lead Counsellor

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Oversee a team of counsellors and support them in caring for students who are experiencing personal difficulties.

  • Be part of helping people create a career that they love at Torrens University
  • Challenging and rewarding role at the youngest University in Australia
  • Permanent Full Time position based at any of our campuses nationally
About the Opportunity
The role of the Lead Counsellor is to oversee a team of counsellors and support them in caring for students who are experiencing personal difficulties, which may impact their academic progress.
The Lead Counsellor will work to ensure compliance with the Code of Ethics set by their professional body and is proactive in supporting Counsellors in the provision of personal support to students by establishing processes and relationships that will ensure there is an effective and consistent support system in place nationally. 
Working from the National Counselling Guidelines, the Lead Counsellor will devise performance plans and professional development to assist all Counsellors in operating within these provisional parameters.
Reporting to Head of Student Experience, you will be responsible for:
  • Retaining and undertaking all of the requirements for the provision of counselling to domestic and international students.
  • Supporting Placement Counsellors working within the campus
  • Undertaking process of Performance Review for all direct reports.
  • Reviewing and updating National Counselling Guidelines as required
This is a Permanent Full Time position based at any of our campuses nationally

About You
To be successful in the Lead Counsellor position you will possess:
  • Qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, Education or a related discipline (or significant progress towards gaining qualification)
  • Eligibility for membership of relevant professional associations
  • Counselling experience within an educational setting would be highly regarded
  • A thorough knowledge of the counselling profession, legislative requirements and the provision of support services to students
  • Previous experience in leading and/or managing a team of counsellors
  • High-level verbal and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills
  • High-level interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts
  • Computing skills (MS Office, using databases etc.)
About Us

Torrens University is committed to helping more people get the qualification they need to create a career that they love.   Our ambition is to revolutionise the world of education, increase student employability and make a positive impact. Torrens University Australia (TUA), along with THINK Colleges (TC) are part of Laureate Australia; we believe in the power of education to transform lives, and we put our people and students at the heart of everything we do.  Laureate Australia is part of Laureate International Universities’; a network of passionate educators who believe in the transformative power of education to change individual lives, society and the world, for the better. We offer a number of staff benefits including tuition reduction on courses offered at Torrens University and THINK Colleges.
Ready to make your difference?
Join the Torrens University Team by clicking “APPLY” now!
Please address your suitability against the skills and experience in a cover letter and submit along with your CV when applying.
Closing Date: 5:00pm 27th May 2020
If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at yourcareer@laureate.net.au.  Job Reference Number: 3131955
Please note: Laureate Australia reserves the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date listed. Applications will be reviewed as submitted. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  All applicants require current and valid working rights for Australia.