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Discipline Lead, Counselling

Australian College of Applied Professions

At ACAP we change lives. We equip our students with a deep understanding of human behaviour, the skills to make a positive difference and the resilience to enjoy long, healthy careers.

As a campus-based academic leader, the Discipline Lead is responsible for all aspects of program delivery for their discipline's courses at their campus and ensuring that it is consistent with other campuses.

Role Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated academic leader for the role of Discipline Lead in Counselling who is passionate about their field and guiding their campus academic staff who are teaching the next generation of counsellors. You will be a member of relevant professional associations, including PACFA, ACA, CICA, or ICF, with strong industry and education experience. This is an ongoing full-time role.

It is a challenging and busy role, but if you're the successful candidate you'll enjoy an exciting teaching environment supported by our expanding diverse community of educators, managers and students.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for ensuring the program delivery for your discipline on the campus is in accordance with regulatory and professional accreditation standards.
  • You will collaborate with the Assistant Dean and Discipline Chair to plan and manage resources for the program delivery on the campus, including recruitment and onboarding of discipline academic staff.
  • You will facilitate effective communication between local discipline academic staff and key stakeholders, including the Assistant Dean, Campus Manager and students.
  • You will contribute to academic administration of the discipline's programs on the campus, including student results and implementation of academic policies and procedures.
  • You may develop and review innovative Course and Unit materials, and support discipline academic staff in these tasks.
  • You will be responsible for independent teaching in Counselling Units delivered online, on campus, blended, or a combination of these modes, and marking assessments connected to these Units as required.
  • You will need to respond to student enquiries (in person, via email, or via our LMS) in a positive and timely manner as required.

Qualifications and experience:

  • You will have postgraduate qualifications from an appropriate cognate discipline such a PhD or Doctorate in a relevant discipline.
  • You will have extensive experience working in a Tertiary Education institution.
  • You will have excellent scholarly and/or industry expertise.
  • You will have knowledge of relevant academic and professional accreditation standards.
  • Ideally you will have prior experience in an academic leadership role.

Skills:

  • You have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work and build relationships with all levels of staff at the campus.
  • You have a student-focussed approach and good cultural awareness.
  • You have excellent written communication skills.
  • You are committed to continuous improvement of teaching practice.

Why you should apply for the role:

This is an opportunity to work with others committed to transforming lives through education in a purpose driven, engaging and supportive team environment. We attract students from 40+ different nationalities, so the work you'll do will have far-reaching community benefits. If working in a vibrant, growing team that is committed to innovative teaching with the highest standards of student experience and outcomes appeals to you, you'll flourish here.

There are also some nice perks at ACAP:

  • Flexible employment options (full time, job-share, part-time, WFH flexibility)
  • Health & Wellbeing packages including free counselling for employees and family, discounted gym membership, movie tickets, travel, hotels and insurance
  • Salary packaging and novated leasing
  • Up to 75% off study scholarships on all our courses
  • Annual Professional Membership Fees reimbursed
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year for your passionate causes

About the Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP)

Formerly named the Australian College of Applied Psychology, The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) is Australia's leading independent provider of tertiary education, delivering accredited courses in psychology, counselling, coaching, criminology, social work and business management and leadership (MBA).

ACAP offers personalised and specialised education experiences, with intimate classes and tailored programs specifically designed to support genuine development and transformation through individualised teaching and learning. Uniquely human-centred in approach, our courses provide students with deep and real-world insights into why humans think and act the way we do, understanding the connection between an individual, society, culture, and industry.

Founded in 1983 and forming part of global education provider Navitas, ACAP has grown to become one of the largest providers of human services programs in Australia and now operates campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Byron Bay as well as the largest campus Online.

Attracting diverse cohorts seeking new careers or opportunities, ACAP outperforms the sector in providing access to education for students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, mature age, first-in-family to attend university or having a disability.

If this looks like your perfect next role, do not delay in applying:

Working at ACAP will give you the opportunity to grow both as a professional and as a person. But competition for roles is strong and we will turn the process around quickly if we find the right candidate before the application cut off date.

Please apply online. For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please email your contact details to Manuel Serrano at manuel.serranosantos@acap.edu.au, using the subject line: Discipline Lead, Counselling enquiry via EthicalJobs, or +61 7 3234 4405. Applications received after the close date may be considered pending the recruitment process.

Curious for more?

For more information about ACAP and our long history of excellence in education, please visit www.acap.edu.au

To view other opportunities, please visit www.navitas.com/careers

Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia and undergo criminal records and working with children check.

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