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Senior Counsellor
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Student wellbeing and support is a top priority and a key foundation for NTU Education 2025. It enables NTU students to thrive and flourish in their educational journey. As a counsellor in NTU, you will play a crucial role to enable NTU to fulfil its mission for student wellbeing and support. As a team member of the University Counselling Centre, you will provide counselling for undergraduate and graduate students and engage with various internal and external stakeholders to promote a NTU campus community approach to mental health.

Key Responsibilities:

Counselling and case management and consultation
  • Provide professional counselling services to NTU undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provide consultation to staff, family members, and peers on concerns they have regarding a student and provide case management support, especially for students at-risk.
  • Document and maintain proper clinical records in accordance with policies and procedures of the University Counselling Centre.

Psychological critical incident management
  • Provide consultation and psychological critical incident management to suicidal or severely distressed students and staff, and where needed, in getting immediate treatment for such students/staff through working closely with various stakeholders (e.g. Support and Care Team, Associate/Assistant Chairs and Student Care Managers of Schools, Faculty-in-Residence, Campus Security, Office of Human Resource, NIE Wellness Centre, etc.).

Community approach to case management
  • Work collaboratively with and make recommendations to schools, student service offices, Halls of Residence, etc. to facilitate a campus community approach towards managing students with complex/severe mental health issues.
  • Work in inter-disciplinary teams (e.g. Educational/Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist, Counsellor) to provide evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions/treatment to students with complex/severe mental health issues and/or co-morbid issues (e.g. Special Education Needs and mental health issues).
  • Liaise with other professionals (e.g. psychiatrists, doctors) and Social Service Agencies to mobilise community resources to provide care and support for the students.
  • Refer and/or recommend external service interventions (e.g. family therapy) as part of the student's overall treatment plan.
  • Conduct training on a range of mental health issues and evidence-based intervention strategies for staff.

Strategic support in University Counselling Centre (UCC)/University Wellbeing Office (UWO)
  • Evaluate and/or develop service provisions for students and provide clinical updates/feedback to UCC.
  • Provide strategic support to team lead and Head, UCC in the overall provision of UCC services.
  • Collate and analyse statistical data and/or related reports to Head, UCC as and when required.
  • Develop/support initiatives and programmes under UCC and/or UWO.
  • Perform additional duties/projects as assigned by Head, UCC or Director, UWO

Administrative support in University Counselling Centre (UCC)
  • Lead a small team to oversee the daily operations and services of UCC ensuring efficient and effective functioning.
  • Manage UCC's facilities, equipment, supplies and systems to ensure proper maintenance and addressing any issues or repairs
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, reports and documentation related to UCC and SOAR operations, and budget.
  • Manage UCC's budget, monitor expenses and ensure financial prudence and compliance.


  • Graduate qualification in counselling, counselling psychology or clinical psychology.
  • Preferably a registered counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) or a registered psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).
  • About 6-8 years of professional counselling experience and competent in case management and critical incident management.
  • Proficient in professional counselling approaches and tools to help clients with diverse issues and conditions
  • Experience in working with young adults, preferable in a university setting
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team and conducting Continual Professional Development training for staff is advantageous.
  • Experience in operations management, preferable in education or counselling environment.
  • Strong attention to details and commitment to maintaining accuracy in all operational aspects.
  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Possess professional values that are in line with the Code of Ethics of SAC or SPS.
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in IT skills (e.g. Microsoft 365, use of Apps, appointment booking systems, case management systems)

Hiring Institution: NTU
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