WORK WITH CHC

CHC staff are committed to the exploration of the ways in which Christians answer life’s questions in the context of a Christ-centre, biblically based worldview. The College brings to its mission and to the practice of Christian scholarship, staff who are diverse in terms of the breadth of theological background and denominational experience but united in seeking ways to seamlessly integrate faith and learning across all fields of human learning and endeavour.

ABOUT US

CHC is a fully accredited private higher education provider located at Carindale, Brisbane, that aspires to model a Christian higher education alternative. CHC exists to re-imagine how we think about human flourishing, vocation, calling and the integration of faith and learning across all fields of human endeavour.


CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS:

Student Life Advisor

Do you enjoy being the life of the party, meeting new people and introducing new friends to each other? Are you fun to be with, well-organised, innovative and enjoy bringing people together to connect and build community? We’re looking for someone like you.

CHC is looking for a Student Life Advisor. The Student Life Advisor bring students together to enjoy their tertiary education experience, be engaged and a part of the CHC community on campus and online. This is a part-time role spread across three days a week on our Carindale campus. The Student Life Advisor reports to the Student Services and Success Coordinator. Being the Student Life Advisor will enable you to be part of a Christian community passionate about the benefits of Christian Higher Education.

Within the organisational structure of CHC, the Student Life Advisor reports directly to the Student Services and Success Coordinator (SSSC) and collaborates actively with academic and administration staff. The ability to be flexible in works hours may be necessary to fulfill the role responsibilities. Ideally the role will be fulfilled over three days.

This is a permanent part-time position within the Student Life Advisor Office, located in Carindale.

Primary Responsibilities:

 Lead the development and implementation of strategies to engage CHC students in a strong Christ-centred on-campus, online and international community.

  1. Conduct research relevant to the student experience, engagement, and contribution to community at CHC, and initiate and track improvement process.
  2. Support the SSSC to provide care and services supporting student academic, spiritual, emotional, community and financial needs, making referrals in these areas as appropriate.

Duty Statement:

  • Communication
  1. Initiate, generate and maintain content for electronic and social media communications to facilitate the wellbeing and engagement of on-campus and online students with college life and student events, including (but not limited to) Instagram, Facebook, CHC website updates and student newsletter.
  2. Initiate, generate and maintain content for electronic and social media communications to facilitate the wellbeing and engagement of commencing and continuing International and Overseas Students.
  3. Maintain accurate and up to date records of meetings, research, and engagement with students in the manner prescribed by the SSSC.
  • Events
  1. Initiate, generate and maintain activities which promote student community and spiritual development, including a focus on international students.
  2. Attend and support selected CHC student events (including Uni Games and CHC Ball) and build relationships with students.
  3. Support the SSSC to run CHC-wide events to engage the student body in community life.
  • Coordination
  1. Provide support for, or refer students to, available CHC resources and appropriate external services when required, e.g., students experiencing personal or academic issues, including students with disabilities.
  2. Maintain the Student Common Room including restocking of coffee, tea and other goods supplied by CHC and arranging re-stocking of vending machines.
  3. Serve on cross-functional teams for student development initiatives and programs such as Orientation, Open Days/Nights, Graduation, and other significant student-related events.
  4. Report to the SSSC on student issues.
  5. Other duties as required by the SSSC.
  • Community Development:
  1. Encourage students to connect to, and make meaning of, community engagement activities on campus and online.
  2. Challenge and support students in their personal growth and development throughout their time at CHC.
  3. Challenge and support students in their spiritual growth through discipleship activities, prayer, assistance to find their calling in Christ, and 1-1 mentoring.
      1. Build and maintain successful relationships with on-campus and online students.
      2. Support the mission and core values of CHC, including participation in staff and student spiritual life activities and practices.
      3. Be aware of, and adhere to, all CHC policies and procedures whilst supporting the goals and processes of CHC.
      4. Attend regular meetings and appraisals, and relevant professional development activities to update knowledge as required.
      5. Maintain confidentiality in relation to all information on any student.
      6. Provide feedback, as necessary, on student issues arising from any aspect of their engagement with CHC.
      7. Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as directed.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a higher education award and one year of related work experience.

Key Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will possess:

  1. A proven ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.
  2. Commitment to equal opportunity and experience working with diverse populations.
  3. The ability to innovate, plan and operate in a sometimes fast-paced environment.
  4. The ability to engage in relevant research activities and apply findings to improvement processes.
  5. Experience in planning and running events that develop community and spiritual life.
  6. The ability to learn and disseminate detailed and engaging information through a variety of platforms using excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a well-developed literacy ability.
  7. Demonstrated self-motivation and excellence in time management and organization skills.

Personal Qualities

  1. Mature Christian character.
  2. Active involvement in a local church.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills which enable effective communication with students and staff.
  4. Willingness and ability to accept responsibility and to work with minimal direction.
  5. Ability to prioritise competing work demands to meet internal and external deadlines.
  6. Commitment to support the vision and strategic directions of CHC.

The closing date for applications will be COB Friday 9th December 2022.

To be considered for this position, please forward an application via email to recruitment@chc.edu.au and include the following items:

  • Cover letter evidencing your suitability and experience for fulfilment of the criteria specified in the position description;
  • Full CV including qualifications and work experience,  and:
  • Names and contact details of three referees (including a Christian pastor/minister).

CONTACT US

If you require more information about CHC and opportunities to work for an organisation that looks to transform people to transform their world, please complete this contact form.

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    Lecturer in Counselling

    We are looking for a Lecturer in Counselling to contribute to the delivery of excellence in teaching and learning across CHC Counselling Courses.  If you would like to work for Christian not-for-profit Higher Educator in a part-time role with flexible work hours and find work/life balance this may be a great opportunity for you!

    This is a permanent part-time Lecturer in Counselling position within the CHC’s School of Social Sciences, located in Carindale.

    TEACHING

    • Teaching that includes preparation and delivery of face-to-face class and virtual sessions in accordance with approved unit outlines, including development of learning resources for CHC’s online learning management system. Class sessions are offered in various modalities including onsite, hybrid and online formats.
    • Preparation and marking of assessment items in accordance with approved unit outlines and administrative functions associated with student learning and assessment.
    • Curriculum and course development, including reviewing and revising unit outlines in the context of a biblical worldview.
    • Engage in periodic reviews of the effectiveness of the courses to support accreditation and college assessment needs.
    • Engage in student and sessional faculty mentoring activities.
    • Keeping up to date with teaching pedagogy and instructional technology.
    • Contributions to the relevant profession, and/or discipline.
    • Active scholarship.
    • Consultation with students.
    • Participation in School of Social Science and CHC meetings.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

    SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH

    • Keeping up-to-date with theoretical and empirical research in area(s) of expertise in the field of Counselling.
    • Publishing scholarly articles in professional periodicals and academic journals, including reportable publications relevant to Human Services.
    • Undertaking research that leads to scholarship of Teaching & Learning.

    Other Duties:

    COMMUNITY LIFE

    • Encouragement of spiritual growth and development of students and colleagues.
    • Attend college and school meetings.
    • Accept leadership responsibility for divisional or committee activities.
    • Active participation in recruiting activities as led by marketing office.
    • Actively contributing to school-based and CHC-wide committees
    • Foster key Industry networks in counselling.

    Any application for this position should take into consideration the selection criteria listed below.

    ESSENTIAL

    • A master’s qualification, relevant to counselling or equivalent accreditation and standing including eligibility for membership of relevant professional association (PACFA. ACA)
    • Minimum of five years (FTE) post-qualifying experience in counselling.
    • Demonstrated credibility in a counselling setting through a combination of professional practice and academic knowledge.
    • Ability to build strong partnerships, networks, and relationships with a clear understanding of workplace learning in counselling contexts.
    • Proven planning, organisational and time management skills.
    • Experience in teaching in a university, or Private Higher Education Provider.

    DESIRABLE

    • Doctoral qualification.
    • A track record of scholarship in counselling or related fields.
    • Experience in using Moodle and other digital media to enhance students’ learning experiences.
    • Experience in curriculum design and review.
    • Mental health training.

    PERSONAL QUALITIES

    • Adherence to the Christian faith and evidence of mature Christian character.
    • Demonstrated sympathy with the INC Statement of Faith and the nature and aims of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity.
    • Commitment to the values articulated in the CHC mission statement.
    • Commitment to active involvement in a local church.
    • Interest in and care for students.
    • The ability to be self-motivated and to work independently.
    • The ability to work as part of a team with other academic staff, especially in curriculum development and review.
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills.

    Full position description.

    The closing date for applications will be COB Friday 20th January 2022.

    To be considered for this position, please forward an application via email to recruitment@chc.edu.au and include the following items:

    • Cover letter evidencing your suitability and experience for fulfilment of the criteria specified in the position description;
    • Full CV including qualifications and work experience,  and:
    • Names and contact details of three referees (including a Christian pastor/minister).