School Counsellor, East Gosford

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School Counsellor, East Gosford


Job Description

About Us

Creating positive outcomes for our students and enriching our school communities is at the heart of everything we do at the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Broken Bay. We support 44 primary and secondary schools across Sydney’s North, Northern Beaches and Central Coast and educate over 16,500 students.  

About the role

St Joseph's Catholic College, East Gosford is seeking a School Counsellor.  The role is part time, 2 days per week (preferably Thursdays and Fridays) and will provide support and mental health assessments for secondary aged students.  This is a contract role for the remainder of the 2020 school year with the opportunity to extend.  

About you

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced Psychologist or Social Worker, registered with an appropriate professional association (i.e. APS or AASW).  

Essential Criteria

  • Understanding and commitment to the ethos of Catholic education. 

  • A strong understanding of current research and practice in the field of children and adolescent mental health, wellbeing and education. 

  • Experience in counselling adolescents using evidence-based interventions. Experience in the administration of cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessments and mental health screeners.  

  • Knowledge of current child protection legislation. 

  • An ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across teams to achieve educational improvement and positive wellbeing. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication.  

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in a school environment.

  • Knowledge of the NSW Education Act (1990).

  • Experience with facilitating therapeutic groups or delivering professional learning.

  • Experience in facilitating proactive and preventative programs that develop social and emotional skills.

The rewards

In return, we offer a supportive and collaborative team environment where you can progress your career. Salary will be commensurate with experience with a top scale of $101,434 pro-rata.

How to apply

CLOSING DATE - 27 FEBUARY 2020

 Please submit your CV with a cover letter to hr@dbb.catholic.edu.au outlining how you meet the criteria for the role along with three nominated referees.

Please note that this role requires preferred candidates to undertake child protection screening.

Contact us

For further information, or to discuss the role please contact Nicola Martin on 9847 0667.

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