EOI - Wellbeing Counsellor

Catholic Education Office - The Diocese of Parramatta (see more jobs from this school)

North Parramatta, NSW


Counsellors / Psychologists

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 24 November 2021


The Wellbeing Counsellor is accountable for supporting the Diocese's Strategic Intent of improving learning outcomes for all students by focusing on student wellbeing.

<p dir="ltr">Wellbeing Counsellors - Primary and Secondary student wellbeing&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Multiple full time and part time opportunities available in 2022</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Work with students, families and carers, teachers</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Multiple locations from Dundas to the Blue Mountains<br><br></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is a system of schools committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. As part of a recent transformation of our system leadership structure, we have created a Wellbeing Directorate that will develop and execute a range of strategies to respond to the wellbeing and mental health needs of our students. We are seeking passionate and professional school based Wellbeing Counsellors to join our team.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the opportunity:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We are seeking collaborative and skilled individuals who will deliver a range of services. You will deliver high level advice and proactivity in the area of supporting learning and teaching. You will work in collaboration with teachers in learning spaces and partner with the leadership team. More specifically you will:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Collaborate with schools and other professionals to promote school wide mental health and wellbeing initiatives</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Engage with families to support their child and to strengthen home-school partnerships across different schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Provide individual and group counselling with students as well as working with school and other parts of CEDP in the identification and implementation of reasonable adjustments</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Liaise with external agencies and professionals to enhance student support</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Support leaders and staff to respond effectively to student welfare</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Collaborate with key stakeholders to design personalised plans for students</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About you:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment to the core purpose and values of CEDP along with:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc">Minimum of 3 years experienced as Counsellor</li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Being a registered psychologist or a social worker eligible for membership of the&nbsp; Australian Association of Social Workers</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Having the capacity to make a significant contribution within schools to matters related to student welfare and wellbeing</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrating evidence based professionally informed judgment in dealing with sensitive issues</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Demonstrating capacity to engage students, parents and teachers in the counselling process</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">The capability to facilitate parent and care-giver education</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Being supportive of our Catholic ethos</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Qualifications and accreditations:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Relevant tertiary qualifications</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Eligible for membership with Australian Association of Social Workers ( AASW)&nbsp; OR&nbsp; general registration as a psychologist with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Compliance with NSW Child Protection Legislation - Working with Children Check clearance&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future. We also offer competitive remuneration, salary packaging, parental leave, flexible work, wellbeing programs and professional development.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interested?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian<a href="https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/"> here.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Apply today!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">If you are determined to make a difference and want to join a diverse organisation committed to transforming lives through faith-based education, click on the APPLY button.&nbsp; To find out more about CEDP go to<a href="https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/"> https://www.parra.catholic.edu.au/</a>&nbsp; or follow us on<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/catholic-education-office-parramatta/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true"> LinkedIn.</a></p>
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