School Counsellor

Location:
Lewisham  
Employment Type:
CA - Casual  
Department:
School Counselling Teams 1, 2, 3 & 4
Salary:
Salary packaging available

About the Role

Our Counsellors are based in one or more schools (Primary/Secondary) and support student well-being through, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Individual and group therapeutic counselling services and referrals for students, family members and advice to school staff
  • Providing services to the school community, including workshop/education sessions for students, parents and staff
  • Supporting the school community during and after critical incidents
  • Liaising with other agencies and external services where appropriate. 

CatholicCare School Counsellors receive:

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Peer supervision opportunities
  • Whole team meeting days
  • Professional development relevant to the position
  • Comprehensive orientation process
  • Access to salary packaging (which may increase take home pay)
  • Great flexibility for travel within your local government areas
  • Hourly pay rate of approx. $45.23-$48.70, plus superannuation.

There are multiple casual positions available and they will be located across the following local government areas: Auburn, Bayside, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown, Fairfield, Georges River, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Lane Cover, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland, Sydney and Waverley.

About You

To be a suitable candidate for the role, you will require:

  • Current registration with Psychology Board of Australia; membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers or clinical membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
  • Experience and skill in providing counselling services to children and adolescents, and their families
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children and adolescent development and mental health issues
  • Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients
  • Experience in delivery of group work and presentations, including small group programs to students and the capacity to develop and deliver social and emotional education to staff and parents.

In addition, school counsellors are required to hold a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC), a current NSW driver’s licence and access to a comprehensively insured motor vehicle.

How to Apply

Read the School Counselling Information Kit before applying as the Kit contains the selection criteria and recruitment process, then Click Apply Now to begin your online application!

You will need to answer two pre-screening questions. Please answer with concrete examples and in no more than 500 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience. 

In addition to the screening questions, you will also need to attach your resume and a brief cover letter that addresses the selection criteria of this role (found in the Position Description).

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate been found.

About Us

CatholicCare Sydney is a leading not-for-profit agency providing care and support to people in Sydney across a wide range of social services: Children and families, relationships, ageing, disability, employment, mental health and youth programs. We are the official social services agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

CatholicCare requires the preferred applicant to undertake a National Criminal History Record Check prior to employment and to hold a current Working With Children Check clearance.