Wellbeing and Pastoral Care Coordinator - Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Level

The University of Adelaide

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Position type:

Full time


$125,537 - $144,368

02 Aug 2022
29 Aug 2022

Full details:

Reference number: ADE-510389

(Level B/C) $102,951 to $144,367 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term-part time position available immediately until the 16th of December 2022.

Wellbeing and Pastoral Care Coordinator Years 4-6 for the Adelaide Medical School (AMS).

This role will facilitate student support, including referral to counselling, health and academic advisory services to address students’ financial, social, cultural, personal, physical and mental health needs.

You will meet with and support students (including students who have failed examinations) who are at risk of not completing the medical program.  These students may self refer, or be identified by tutors, course coordinators and/or year level advisors.  This role also works in partnership with the AMS Dean to manage medical students whose impairment raises concerns about their fitness to practice medicine.

There may be an opportunity to design specific educational interventions for groups of students, as appropriate and identified in collaboration with course and program coordinators.

To accomplish this role, the incumbent will need to travel to be present at the various main clinical teaching sites of AMS, including the RAH, TQEH, Lyell McEwen and Modbury hospitals.

To be successful you will need: 

  • A knowledge and understanding of the higher education system and factors leading to student success.
  • Experience in counselling people facing difficulties.
  • An understanding of the concepts of medical professionalism and Good Medical Practice.
  • Awareness of the range of campus and off-campus services available to assist students.
  • An ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information in a discrete but pro-active fashion.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

Learn more at: health.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 29 August 2022.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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