School Counsellor - St John Paul II College, Nicholls ACT & Merici College, Braddon ACT

John Paul College (Nicholls) (see more jobs from this school)

Nicholls, ACT


Counsellors / Psychologists

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Part Time

Applications Close: 5 December 2021


We are currently seeking a School Counsellor to work 4 days per week across two locations; St John Paul II Nicholls and Merici College Braddon. The incumbent will be supported by a network of School Counsellors across our ACT secondary colleges.

<p align="center"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt"><strong><span style="font-size: 18pt">School Counsellor</span> <br><em>St John Paul II College, Nicholls &amp; Merici College, Braddon</em></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong><br>Location: </strong>St&nbsp;John Paul II College, Nicholls ACT (0.6 FTE) and Merici College, Braddon ACT (0.2 FTE)<br></span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Part-time (0.8 FTE), Permanent</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Salary Range:&nbsp;</strong>$100,896.30 to $ 110,982.60 + Superannuation</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp;January 2022</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Closing Date:&nbsp;</strong>11.55pm, 5 December 2021</span><br><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Who Are We?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn plays an integral role in education both in the ACT and NSW operating 56 Schools and 8 Early Learning Centres.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">St John Paul II College is a welcoming and inclusive learning community where diversity is embraced and learning outcomes are maximised for each individual. The College is a flagship college of best practice in education for the Catholic community of the region: a unique, innovative educational environment where every student can flourish.&nbsp;One of Canberra’s most modern secondary education campuses, St John Paul II College is a thriving school community embracing the challenge of the 21st century and offering the best of teaching and learning technologies.<br><br>Merici College is an all girls’ 7-12 Catholic college committed to excellence in the education of girls, striving to assist all students to develop their potential academically, spiritually, culturally, physically and socially through innovative programs. Merici College is an IB World School, authorised to offer the Diploma Program (Years 11-12) and in the process of candidacy for the Middle Years Program (Year 7-10).<br></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong><br>About the Role</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">We have an exciting opportunity for a School Counsellor to join our team working across two ACT Secondary Colleges, St John Paul II College, Nicholls (0.6 FTE) and Merici College, Braddon (0.2 FTE). In this role you'll be supported by a collegial network of School Counsellors across our ACT secondary colleges within Catholic Education. This role will work closely within both schools and the wider school community at John Paul II College and Merici College to provide support to students and staff, while also working collaboratively with the <em>Student Counselling and Welfare Manager</em>. The successful applicant will be personable and proactive with a strong team-work mentality.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">The School Counsellor provides a service that is intrinsically a part of the core business of the School on this continuum of Pastoral Care. In this context the School Counsellor contributes to the mission of CECG by the provision of a professional counselling service to school communities in order to promote and foster the wellbeing and mental health, successful school engagement and development of all students, and to work collaboratively with other staff and parents in achieving this.</span></p> <p><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Benefits and Opportunities</strong></span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Averaged 40 weeks per year; working aligned to school terms and hours</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Attractive remuneration package</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Opportunities to undertake training and upskilling</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Positive, social work culture</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Role comes with provision for professional development and external clinical supervision</span></li> </ul> <p><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Competency for this role involves self-directed development and application of professional knowledge with substantial depth in some areas.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">A broad range of professional skills are applied to roles and functions in both varied and highly specific contexts.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">A proportion of competencies involve complex, specialized or professional functions.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Competencies are used independently and are substantially non-routine with initiative being exercised in the application of professional practices.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Significant discretion and judgement are required in planning, design, professional, technical, or supervisory functions related to services, operations or processes for self and/or others.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Work under broad guidance</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"><em>Please refer to the role description for an in-depth detail regarding criteria and skill set required.<br><br></em></span></p> <p><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt"><strong>Application Process</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">Please apply via the link. Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter outlining briefly the selection criteria in the position description and a current resume.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt">For further information about the role and Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn please visit the <a href="https://cg.catholic.edu.au/">website</a> and position description. If you have any questions contact the Recruitment Team on&nbsp;02 6234 5427 or via email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au">Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au</a>.</span></p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/498270/school-counsellor-st-john-paul-ii-college-nicholls-act-merici-college-braddon-act">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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