Secondary School Counsellor, Tuggerah, Central Coast

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Secondary School Counsellor, Tuggerah, Central Coast


Job Description

School Counsellor at St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah

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 Peter's Catholic College Tuggerah has an opening for a part time split permanent (0.4 FTE) / temporary (0.2 FTE) appointment to provide support and mental health assessments for secondary aged students. Teacher conditions apply to this role, which is inclusive of school holidays. Occasionally, duties will require a variation of hours.

About you

You are an experienced Psychologist or Social Worker and will be registered with an appropriate professional association (i.e. APS or AASW). This is a requirement for the role.

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

We offer a competitive salary, salary packaging and a supportive and collaborative team environment where you can progress your career.

How to apply

Please provide your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role.

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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