Psychologist/School Counsellor, Newcastle West

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Catholic Schools Office Maitland- NewcastleNewcastle West
Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Location NEWCASTLE WEST Catholic Schools Office
Vacancy TypeTemporary Part Time
Hours/FTE0.9 FTE
Description The Director of schools invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the position of psychologist/school counsellor. This part-time temporary position (12 months) provides counselling services to: St Mays PS Scone, St Joseph’s PS Merriwa, St Joseph’s PS Denman and St Joseph’s HS Aberdeen. This position has flexibility of service delivery and can be discussed further with Emma Merlino. Please note there are also vacancies at other schools in the region and part time & full time roles across the school area will be considered. Please see the CSO Maitland Newcastle website for details and/or discuss with Emma Merlino, Coordinator of Student Wellbeing 02 49791200.
Position Requirements The psychologist/school counsellor will be responsible to the Head of Teaching and Learning Services and the Coordinator of Student Wellbeing. School counsellors provide direct services to schools including educational and psychosocial assessments, psychological treatment and counselling, crisis support. School counsellors also provide advice and consultation to teachers, parents, guardians and other stakeholders. Finally school counsellors support school policies and practices to improve student wellbeing within the school community. The use of technology to provide some counselling support services to schools in the Upper Hunter will be trialled in 2019 meaning the counsellor will work from the schools and at times from the CSO in Hunter Street, Newcastle.
Essential Criteria • Minimum 4 year degree in psychology, social work or counselling
• Experience working within a multi-disciplinary environment and ability to develop quality relationships with teaching and support staff
• Experience in assessment and counselling of primary and secondary aged students
• Understanding of, and support for, the ethos of Catholic Schools
• Ability to liaise with community agencies
• Ability to work collaboratively within school and Catholic Schools Office team environments
• Excellent organisational, communication and IT skills, current drivers licence
Finishing Date20/12/19
Conditions of EmploymentSalary will be as per the Catholic Schools Office Psychologists/Counsellors Salary Scale, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications Close Friday 23 November, 2018
InstructionsForward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.
Contact Name Telephone
  Emma Merlino ( 02 4979 1219
Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Emma Merlino

By post:

Catholic Schools Office
PO Box 714

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info Letters of application addressing the essential criteria, together with current curriculum vitae and contact details for three referees, should be emailed as one PDF document (Ref 8140) to: Applications will be received up until 4pm on the closing date. Preferred applicants will be required to complete the registration process for the Catholic Schools Office.

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More about Catholic Schools Office Maitland- Newcastle
Address: PO Box 714, Newcastle, New South Wales, NSW 2300, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 4979 1200