School Counsellor / Professional Officer (Psychologist/Social Worker), Newcastle West

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Catholic Schools Office Maitland- NewcastleNewcastle West
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
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Location NEWCASTLE WEST Catholic Schools Office Vacancy TypeContract Description All Saints region – school allocations to be confirmed.

School Counsellors are employed by the Catholic Schools Office, and report to the Coordinator of Student Wellbeing. Counsellors are allocated to schools throughout the Maitland Newcastle Diocese. The current vacancy is for 0.8FTE at schools within the All Saints region – please note that school allocations are to be confirmed. Position Requirements 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 community. School counsellors are an integral part of the school learning support team and help children and young people to achieve academic success, psychological health and wellbeing and social and emotional wellbeing.

Applicants must have a 4 year degree in psychology, social work or counselling (intern psychologists are welcome to apply). Supervision for intern psychologists may be able to be provided. Experience working with school-aged children is essential, and experience of working within schools will be highly regarded. Experience in working with students with disabilities would be an advantage.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working within the Catholic ethos. Essential Criteria • Minimum 4 year qualification in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling

• Registration, or eligibility for registration, with AHPRA, AASW or PACFA

• Experience in educational and mental health assessments, understanding of behaviour support

• Experience in counselling and support of school aged children, and their families, ideally within a school setting

• Understanding of, and support of, the ethos of Catholic schools

• Ability to liaise with community agencies

• Current Working With Children number Desirable Criteria • Experience working with students with disabilities

• Experience working autonomously CommencementStarts28/1/20 Conditions of EmploymentSalary will be as per the Catholic Schools Office Psychologists/Counsellors salary scale, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications Close Friday 24 January, 2020 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 Permanent position on an initial 2 year contract. School counsellors are employed under the terms of an EA and are entitled to be absent from work during student vacation periods except in the case of a school emergency. for more information please contact Emma Merlino. 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 9089) to:

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