UOWD8787 - Student Counsellor

Business Unit: Administration
Job Family: Student Services
Department: Student Services
Contract Type: Limited Contract Full Time
Location: Dubai
About UOWD:

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the region’s oldest, most prestigious and forward-thinking tertiary institutions. Our curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which constantly ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide, and are nationally and internationally recognized. Our continuous efforts in providing an education of world-class standards, are evident in our longstanding ranking in graduate employability and also the reason why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

UOWD is truly a dynamic and diverse institution that offers a broad spectrum of programs in Business, Engineering, Information Sciences as well as Arts, Media and Humanities, aiming to develop graduates who are ethical, agile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. Our programs are relevant and industry related with a strong focus on encouraging creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of unique leadership skill sets.


The role of Student Counsellor is a key service position at UOWD. It is crucial in ensuring that UOWD students are appropriately supported as they progress through their studies at the University. The Student Counsellor provides confidential, free and culturally appropriate counselling services, in accordance with professional standards and practices, and supports students of determination by providing advice and direction to ensure they reach their academic potential.

Key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Provision of counselling services for students
  • Management of personal development skills for students
  • Development and enhancement of support services for students
  • Day to day coordination of counselling services
  • Communication and information development
Education and Experience:
  • Essential:              

    • A relevant tertiary qualification in counselling, preferably at the postgraduate level, together with related and appropriate practical clinical/community experience
    • Certification in administering personality assessment tools such as personality dimensions, MBTI, PTI/PTE or MMPI.
    • Experience in a variety of counselling techniques, including working with groups or team counselling.
    • Experience in working with persons of different cultures, religions and sexual orientation.
    • Experience in working with persons of different cultures and religions
    • Experience in delivering workshops and seminars on personal development topics.
    • Experience in working with young adults



    •  Education sector experience

Knowledge and Skills:


  • A working knowledge of different theories of counselling practice.
  • An easy, outgoing attitude with students
  • A high level of both written and oral English skills.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Be an integral part of the total team.
  • Sense of humour and ability to use common sense.
  • Have patience, persistence and integrity.
  • Show an ongoing, original/flexible approach to work tasks, and environment.
Personal Attributes:
  • Is agile and adaptable.
  • Is a team player
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality at all times
  • Has integrity and operates with transparency
  • Resilient and adaptable to change
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph