School Counsellor

  • Contribute to the ongoing development and wellbeing of students
  • Supportive working environment
  • Permanent, full-time position with an immediate start

Redlands is a dynamic, leading Sydney independent school, providing a diverse, co-educational P-12 learning environment with an innovative, flexible and research-based teaching practice. We aim to inspire students to achieve life-readiness and to let their light shine, through the provision of a world recognised, contemporary education. The School is founded in the Anglican tradition, based upon established Christian values.

We are currently seeking a School Counsellor to provide an essential service within the School, contributing proactively to students' ongoing development in learning and wellbeing. This is a full-time position working term time only; 3 days on the Junior Campus (P-6) and 2 days at the Secondary School (7-12).

This role is part of the counselling and student wellbeing teams and reports to the Dean of Students (7-12) and Heads of Preparatory, Junior & Secondary School on the junior and senior campus. The Counsellor identifies, supports and refers for further treatment, students who struggle with mental health and related school /family issues. The role includes supporting teaching staff in the management of these students, as well as supporting parents.

Key accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a professional, legal and ethical counselling service supporting students and their families to achieve student wellbeing and positive educational outcomes (school experience preferred).
  • Educate, empower and involve parents and carers to support their children's learning and social, emotional and behavioural growth.
  • Work collaboratively with educators, external agencies and other School support staff as required.

You will have a relevant degree/s or equivalent; three years of related experience (minimum) and/or industry training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. You will also have experience working with parents, carers, children and young people in a school or mental health setting. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ethical guidelines and practice as outlined by the APS and/or other registration bodies, including client privacy, limits of confidentiality, informed consent and working with children and families.

The successful applicant will have or be willing to obtain a paid NSW Working With Children Check.

Please refer to the Position Description on the Redlands jobs board to view the duties, responsibilities, skills and other general requirements for the roles.

In your application please include the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Applications Close: 4pm Friday 9 April 2021

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