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Prevention and Support Specialist
Charles Sturt University in Bathurst , Australia
Date Posted 01/21/2021
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to 3 Years), Part Time (21 hours per week)
  • $58,801 to $66,598 (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst or Wagga Wagga

The Prevention and Support Specialist is responsible for the response and management of timely and effective student-focussed service delivery and innovative approaches to communicating expectations, prevention and early intervention functions to our students to promote a positive culture of safety and wellbeing. This will include contributing to policy and strategy development, contributing to health promotion and equity initiatives, and facilitating staff and student workshops on responding to disclosures and understanding risk factors for sexual assault and harassment.

You will provide specialist response following disclosures of sexual assault and harassment, violence and hazing. You will also provide trauma-informed advice, information and debriefing to staff who receive disclosures from students and guide them in following university processes and in providing trauma-informed support and information to students.

To be successful you will have:

  • A psychology or social work degree and unconditional membership of AHPRA (psychologists) or eligibility for full membership with AASW (social workers), with substantial experience demonstrating the application of the theories and principles related to the qualification.
  • Experience in providing clinical services to survivors of sexual assault, violence and /or hazing as well as providing organisational responses to the prevention and/or response to sexual assault and harassment or violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and maintain data and provide accurate reporting on complex issues.
  • Initiative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and ability to transform ideas into operational plans and outcomes.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) has oversight for leading and driving a student-centred culture across the Charles Sturt University student lifecycle, from awareness through to graduation and alumni. The Portfolio supports the University's objectives to provide sector-leading student recruitment and engagement practices, to ensure our students feel well supported on their learning journey whilst developing a lifelong connection to the Charles Sturt University community.

The Portfolio includes the Divisions of Student Administration, Student Services, Marketing and Communication and the Office of Advancement.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) is a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Team. As such, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) also assists the Vice-Chancellor generally in providing positive leadership and management for the University.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Position Description and by contacting:

Kim Copeland | Director, Student Safety and Wellbeing | kcopeland@csu.edu.au | Ph: 02 6272 6288

Closing Date: 11 pm, 3 February 2021

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