School Counsellors for 2022

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School Counsellors for 2022

Job Description

About the Role​

We are seeking experienced counsellors to commence in our School Counselling Program at the start of Term 1, 2022 (commencing on 27 January 2022). The counsellors will be based in one or more Sydney Catholic Primary or Secondary schools across the Archdiocese of Sydney and will support student well-being by:

  • Providing 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

Available Positions commencing Term 1, 2022 (27 January 2022)

Casual opportunities to cover interim vacancies across Primary and Secondary schools in each of the following regions:

  • Inner West
  • South West Sydney
  • St George & Sutherland Shire
  • Lower North Shore
  • Eastern Sydney

Ongoing and fixed term, full-time and part-time opportunities across Primary and Secondary schools in the following LGAs:

  • Randwick
  • Fairfield
  • Hunter’s Hill
  • Canada Bay
  • Strathfield
  • City of Sydney
  • Cumberland
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Georges River
  • Liverpool

What can we offer you?

  • A comprehensive orientation process
  • Regular clinical and peer supervision opportunities
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Access to salary packaging of expenses up to a cap of $15,900 plus other uncapped benefits
  • Paid term breaks

About You

To be a successful candidate you will have:

  • The ability to undertake the duties of the role in accordance with CatholicCare’s Mission, Vision and Values and its Code of Ethics and Conduct in partnership with Sydney Catholic Schools
  • Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers or clinical membership with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
  • Two years’ experience post qualifying, in providing counselling services addressing emotional and/or behavioural needs to children and adolescents, and their families, and to At-Risk students
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current NSW Child Protection Legislation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child/adolescent development and mental health issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to work collaboratively with a team and engage with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients
  • Experience in delivery of group work and presentations, and the capacity to develop and deliver social/emotional education to staff and parents
  • The ability to work independently, a willingness and capacity to take initiative and to manage a high-volume counselling caseload
  • A full unrestricted NSW Driver licence

How to Apply?

Click Apply Now to view the full Position Description & Information Kit and begin your online application!

To be considered for this role, you will need to attach your resume and a cover letter addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.

You will also need to specify your preferred school region and/or LGA.

Applications will close on 30th November 2021.   Please submit your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence immediately.

Assessment Process

Candidate suitability will be assessed by attending interview and the completion of assessment tasks on an agreed date during December 2021. From this process we will confirm suitability for a role as a School Counsellor and discuss with you the current vacancies coming up at the end of January 2022.

Need More Information?

Please refer to the Information Kit where you can access further details on the program, employment conditions and benefits, our selection process and other frequently asked questions.

If you cannot find the answer you need, contact Daniel Lucas, HR Business Partner on

About Us

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

CatholicCare requires the preferred applicant to undertake a National Criminal History Record Check prior to employment and requires a Working with Children Check.

CatholicCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply; people living with a disability are encouraged to apply.          

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