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Job Number : 23222
Type and Location : Counselling / NSW - Other
Listed By : NSW Department of Education on 6 Dec 2017
School Counsellor

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 

Special Notes


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 Job reference: 00005T2J. Applications close at 4:00 pm, 20 December 2017. 

Contact Details
For more information, please contact Vicki Melitas on telephone 9244 5424 or via email to

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