Head of Counselling and Wellbeing

Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School

CROYDON HILLS, VIC


Counsellors / Psychologists

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 2 March 2021


Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School invites applications for the position of Head of Counselling and Wellbeing. This is an 8-month, full time position commencing 19th April 2021 and concluding on 14th December 2021.

<p>Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School invites applications for the position of Head of Counselling and Wellbeing. This is an 8-month, full time position commencing 19th April 2021 and concluding on 14th December 2021. </p><p>At Good Shepherd, we are passionate about providing high quality education within a caring Christian environment. The School understands Christian education to be concerned with the complete development of the individual in all aspects of his/her being. We are determined to equip our students with the skills they need to thrive in today’s and tomorrow’s world. </p><p>In this role, you will provide pastoral care to assist in maintaining the wellbeing of the students, families and staff of Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School. The Head of Counselling and Wellbeing is expected to work closely with other members of the School’s Ministry Team (Principal and School Pastor) and consult and cooperate with other personnel where appropriate. </p><p>A detailed Position Description is available upon request. Please contact Penny Soong, Executive Assistant to the Principal, via <a href="http://penny.soong&#64;gslps.vic.edu.au" rel="nofollow">penny.soong&#64;gslps.vic.edu.au</a> to obtain a copy. </p><p><b>Why work for Good Shepherd? </b></p><p>• Outstanding close-knit community culture. </p><p>• Committed to excellence and innovation. </p><p>• Passionate about 21st Century learning and the learning that matters. </p><p>• Dedicated to our staff, their wellbeing and their professional development. </p><p>• Well-resourced School - Classroom Teachers are supported by Specialist Programs in the areas of Visual Arts, Music, Drama, LOTE, Information Technology, Physical Education, Library/Research Studies, Learning Enhancement and Pastoral Care. </p><p>• Competitive remuneration. </p><p>To learn more about the School, please visit <a href="http://www.gslps.vic.edu.au" rel="nofollow">www.gslps.vic.edu.au</a>. </p><p><b>Our Ideal Candidate </b></p><p>The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate; </p><p>• Qualifications and experience in Counselling and Pastoral Care (Qualifications in Education and Psychology would be advantageous). </p><p>• A thorough knowledge and understanding of counselling techniques. </p><p>• Experience working within a Christian school community and a commitment to the Christian ethos of the School. </p><p>• The ability to analyse and develop strategies to resolve issues in accordance with the policies and ethos of the School. </p><p>• Effective communication and conflict resolution skills. </p><p>• The ability to manage time, set priorities, plan and organise. </p><p>• Leadership skills when working with other staff in the achievement of objectives. </p><p>A satisfactory Police Check and Working With Children will also be required for this position. </p><p><b><i>Does this sound like you?</i></b> If so, we would love to hear from you. Instructions on how to apply are listed below. </p><p><b>How to Apply </b></p><p>Applicants are to submit their application electronically via email to Penny Soong, Executive Assistant to the Principal (<a href="http://penny.soong&#64;gslps.vic.edu.au" rel="nofollow">penny.soong&#64;gslps.vic.edu.au</a>). Applications are to include: </p><p>• Cover letter </p><p>• Curriculum Vitae, including your qualifications, experience and the contact details for at least two professional referees. </p><p>• A brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria listed above. </p><p>Applications close: Tuesday 2nd March 2021 </p><p><i>Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm. The School promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability, those who are from a culturally or linguistically diverse background or those who are of Aboriginal heritage. All applicants are to be aware that the School carries out appropriate checks to ensure candidates are suitable for working within a child safe school environment. </i></p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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<p>Applicants are to submit their application electronically via email to Penny Soong, Executive Assistant to the Principal (penny.soong&#64;gslps.vic.edu.au). </p><p>Applications are to include: </p><div>• Cover letter </div><div>• Curriculum Vitae, including your qualifications, experience and the contact details for at least two professional referees. </div><div>• A brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria.</div><p></p>

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