College Counsellor/Psychologist

Edmund Rice College

WEST WOLLONGONG, NSW


Counsellors / Psychologists

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 19 January 2022


Edmund Rice College is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, highly motivated, skilled and collaborative College Counsellor / Psychologist to join the Pastoral Care team at the commencement of the 2022 school year.

<p><b>Permanent, 1FTE (averaged conditions - school terms)</b></p><p><b><u>About Us </u></b></p><p>Edmund Rice College is a Catholic secondary boys&#39; school (Years 7 - 12), centrally located in the heart of the Illawarra and within walking distance of the University of Wollongong. One of a network of 42 schools across Australia in the Edmund Rice Education Australia network, the College is located on 9 magnificent hectares in Mt Keira. The College is a regional comprehensive school for boys drawing students from all regions of the Illawarra. The College offers substantial modern facilities set in a picturesque setting. With a broad curriculum and an extensive extracurricular program, Edmund Rice College caters for interests, skills and abilities across a wide spectrum in a contemporary technologically rich educational setting. Strongly inclusive, the College prides itself on its diversity as it welcomes students from all backgrounds and cultures.</p><p>For further information about Edmund Rice College, please visit our website - www.erc.nsw.edu.au</p><p><b><u>The Role </u></b></p><p>Edmund Rice College is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, highly motivated, skilled and collaborative College Counsellor / Psychologist to join the Pastoral Care team at the commencement of the 2022 school year.</p><p>The role of the College Counsellor / Psychologist is to promote academic success, positive psychological health and social and emotional wellbeing, delivering a range of counselling and consulting services for boys with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning. This is achieved through a collaborative approach by supporting and advising students, staff and parents in dealing with the various dimensions of adolescence, school and family life. </p><p>The Counsellor reports directly to the Director of Pastoral Care and is a member of the College’s Pastoral Team, providing advice and support on professional matters regarding student welfare and wellbeing.</p><p><b><u>About You</u></b></p><p>The successful candidate will be a highly capable professional with proven experience in supporting the wellbeing of students.</p><p>To be considered for this position, you must be a professional who meets the following criteria:</p><p><u>Essential: </u></p><p>Relevant tertiary qualifications</p><p>The ability to work effectively and cohesively with staff and students as a member of the Pastoral Team</p><p>Knowledge and skills in approaches to adolescent development including mental health assessments and interventions</p><p>The ability to relate to boys and a practical knowledge of boys’ issues and their wellbeing</p><p>A strong duty of care for young people and a commitment to providing confidential and evidence-based service</p><p>The ability to provide psychoeducation about adolescent mental health to teaching staff</p><p>Thorough risk assessment and case management experience</p><p>The ability to collaborate with educators in formulating support programs for students </p><p>Excellent communication and interpersonal skills</p><p>Ability to demonstrate an understanding of current child safe principles, including legislation and guidelines  </p><p>Possess a valid Working with Children Check</p><p>A commitment to the child safeguarding principles</p><p>An understanding and commitment to the Mission and Ethos of the College in the Edmund Rice tradition</p><p><u>Desirable criteria: </u></p><p>Full registration as a psychologist or clinical psychologist</p><p>Experience in delivering wellbeing interventions, programs and staff professional development </p><p>Previous experience working as a counsellor / psychologist within a secondary school</p><p><b><u>The Process</u></b></p><p>Applications (including CV and covering letter) can be emailed to Jamon Thomas, Human Resources Manager, via jthomas&#64;erc.nsw.edu.au </p><p>The appointment of a successful candidate is conditional and based on the successful completion of all pre-employment screening for child-related employment and reference checks.</p><p>Consistent with the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education and Care Workers) Order 2021 (“PHO”), all staff at Edmund Rice College are required to provide evidence of compliance with the PHO as a condition of employment. Compliance with the PHO is an essential requirement of employment at Edmund Rice College.</p><p><b><br /></b></p>
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Applications (including CV and covering letter) can be emailed to Jamon Thomas, Human Resources Manager, via jthomas&#64;erc.nsw.edu.au

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