The Department of Education serves the NSW community by providing world-class education from early childhood through to adulthood.
School counsellors work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, working with school and Departmental staff to enhance student learning and wellbeing. They provide psychological counselling services to students in allocated public schools from Preschool to Year 12.
To be successful in these roles you will have:
Teaching qualifications and eligibility for an approval to teach in NSW Department of Education schools
Be a registered or provisionally registered psychologist, or eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
Have demonstrated understanding of the mental health needs of children and young people
Experience in counselling children and young people using evidence-based interventions
Experience in cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessment of children and young people
Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including report writing
Ability to work collaboratively and liaise with key stakeholders to enhance outcomes for children and young people
Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies
Prior to appointment, School Counsellors will need to provide proof of current Working with Children Check clearance and have an ability to travel between work sites.
A talent pool (which is valid for 12 months) may be created through this recruitment process and may be accessed when vacancies occur or additional needs arise.
Scholarships are available for successful applicants who require additional training in the delivery of psychological services in school settings.
Successful applicants will be provided with a Departmental induction program, ongoing professional learning and professional supervision.
Please apply online atwww.jobs.nsw.gov.au. Job reference: 00005T2J. Applications close at 4:00 pm, 20 December 2017.