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School Counsellors

HAYS - Sydney, NSW

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Full time, part time & casual opportunities available to work in Primary & Secondary Schools across Sydney

CatholicCare is seeking male and female Counsellors experienced in the delivery of counselling & referral for students. Our Counsellors are based in one or more schools (Primary/Secondary) and 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

CatholicCare School Counsellors receive:

  • Regular clinical supervision and peer supervision opportunities
  • Whole team meeting days
  • Professional development
  • Comprehensive orientation process
  • School holidays (with a requirement to work some days during the Term holidays)
  • Access to salary packaging (which may increase take home pay)
  • Hourly pay rate of approx. $36.62-$39.40, plus superannuation

Selection Criteria

  • 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
  • Experience 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
  • Ability to work independently, a willingness and capacity to take initiative and to manage a high volume counselling caseload
  • A full unrestricted Australian drivers licence

Opportunities available
Full time and part time ongoing and maximum duration contracts are available, as a well as casual opportunities for a minimum of 2 days a week. Part time opportunities are 3-4 days a week with Thursdays being compulsory. The locations of our schools include: Sutherland Shire, Lower North Shore, Inner West, South West Sydney, South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please email the following

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria above
  • Please specify region and primary/secondary preferences, and if applying for full time, part time or casual.

You must apply with all three of the above to be considered for the role.

Assessment Process
Applicants selected for interview will be required to attend an assessment centre in Lewisham on Friday 7th May. Therefore closing date for this role is 7th May 2021.

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 will also require a Working with Children Check. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of religious background.

SA Licence number : LHS 297508