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Guidance Counsellor - Star of the Sea Primary School, CLEVELAND (readvertised)

Brisbane Catholic EducationCleveland

  • Part Time - Fixed Term for the 2022 school year - 0.4 FTE (2 days per week - days to be negotiated)
  • Commencing January 2022
  • $90,107 to $125,709 per annum plus Super (pro rata)
  • School Based

 

About the organisation

Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) is a learning community of over 140 schools within the Archdiocese of Brisbane, covering a geographical area that includes much of south-east Queensland.

Committed to high quality teaching and learning for more than 70,000 young people enrolled in our schools and colleges from Prep to Year 12, we inspire students with a love of learning and a heart of hope, empowering them to shape and enrich our world. Through our partnerships with parents, governments and the community, we provide social responsibility, self-discipline and Christian values for all our students and nurture and support the community in their faith journey.

 

About the role

As Guidance Counsellor, you will form part of the guidance and counselling team supporting the students and school community of Star of the Sea Primary School, Cleveland in this fixed term part time position.

Star of the Sea Primary School opened in 2009 and is located in a unique setting beside Moreton Bay and overlooking Stradbroke Island. Our school has an approximate enrolment of 200 students from Prep - Year 6. Star of the Sea School offers contemporary learning environments that support high quality learning that is flexible and student-centred. Our Principles of Learning and Teaching are based on innovative pedagogical practices with an active, inquiry approach to learning.

You will work collaboratively with the school community to foster the learning and wellbeing of all students through the provision of a proactive, quality guidance and counselling service. Supported by School Services and the Student Wellbeing team you will be responsive to a vibrant and complex community of teachers and learners. Become part of a welcoming and supportive organisation, which encourages professional learning and staff engagement.

 

Duties
  • Facilitate proactive and preventative practices and initiatives that promote social, emotional and educational development and the mental health and wellbeing of all students in partnership with school communities
  • Manage counselling and consulting services for students (with personal, social, emotional, vocational and educational needs) with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning
  • Provide psycho-educational and other assessments
  • Ensure BCE protocols and quality processes for student protection, educating students with disabilities, behaviour support, the containment of critical incidents and mandatory record keeping are implemented
  • Maintain standards of practice that are consistent with registration boards and membership of professional associations

 

Qualifications
  • Current full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and/or the Psychology Board of Australia (dual registration is desirable)
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and/or Guidance and Counselling (Masters level preferred; please include academic transcript in your application)

 

Skills, Knowledge & Experience
  • Successful experience as a Guidance Counsellor in an educational setting with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning
  • Experience in identifying and developing activities to address academic and life career development of students
  • Experience in the administration, interpretation and report writing for psycho-educational assessments
  • Experience in providing support and leadership in response to student protection issues, critical incidents and risk management
  • Collaboration skills and the ability to work in a team environment

 

As part of your application you will be required to provide:
  • a current resume;
  • an application letter (2 pages maximum); and
  • contact details for referees

 

Your application letter should summarise your suitability for the role and demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and attributes will enable you to successfully perform the requirements as outlined in the attached Role Description.



From 15 December 2021 the BCE Office will be an environment where all employees are fully COVID vaccinated as per the Archdiocese of Brisbanes COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Benefits
  • A welcoming, collegial and flexible working environment
  • Competitive salaries benchmarked to industry standards
  • Salary packaging and salary sacrificing options
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students

At BCE equity and inclusion are at the core of our Catholic values and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

 

Contact Person:   Recruitment Services

Contact Email:   CareersBCE@bne.catholic.edu.au

Closing Date:  16-Jan-2022 at 10:00pm

 

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