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Job Number : 33440
Type and Location : Counselling / NSW - Other
Listed By : TAFE NSW on 3 May 2021
Counsellor- Lachlan

TAFE Counsellor Forbes/Parkes/Cowra

Are you a counsellor, or psychologist looking for a flexible role that will contribute to a diverse community. TAFE NSW is looking for a counsellor looking to join on a temporary part-time basis covering Forbes, Parkes & Cowra.

Be in a career you love with TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is the largest skills and training provider in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. We strive to deliver relevant, high quality, practical and creative training designed to equip the workforce of tomorrow, and to grow the NSW economy.

The Opportunity

Based in Forbes, Parkes or Cowra, the Counsellor is responsible for providing educational and vocational counselling for intending and enrolled students, and also personal counselling for enrolled students within TAFE NSW. This is a part-time (14 hours per week) temporary role until December 2021 (with a possibility of extension).

The role will utilise your high standard of professional practice; your ability to work independently; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; well-developed time management and organisational skills; & computer proficiency.

To be successful in this role you will have:

·         Recognised degree with appropriate major in Psychology in an APAC accredited course OR Eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia

·         2 years relevant and recent counselling experience, in personal counselling AND vocational and/or educational counselling OR post graduate qualifications in related counselling areas

·         Knowledge of NSW secondary and post-secondary education/training systems

·         Excellent communication, negotiation, liaison and interpersonal skills to support students and staff members

·         Experience delivering counselling services via telephone & telehealth, especially for young people with mental health problems

·         Prepared to develop a knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies. 

·         Current Drivers Licence and ability to travel


For full details about the role review the Position Description and Information Package.


How to Apply

For your application to be considered:

·         Attach an updated resume detailing your suitability for the role & a cover letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria.


Responses to the following questions will be required as part of the application process. Please prepare your responses in a Word document, copy and paste as required. Please limit your responses to 300 words per response.


1.    Describe a time when you managed an unexpected mental health crisis. Describe the situation, the actions you took and the outcome.



2.    TAFE students may present with a range of problems affecting their vocational progress, e.g. learning disabilities, health concerns, domestic violence. Explain your approach to counselling students presenting with multiple issues.



If you have the desire to have a key impact on TAFE NSW's future state in a role that will give you genuine opportunities to extend your professional career, please apply below!

On the activation of the position, you will be required to obtain Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance. For permanent positions you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. For temporary positions, it is generally acceptable for you to have a current visa that allows you to work in Australia.

TAFE NSW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to fostering a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people with a disability and will make any reasonable adjustment that you need in the interview process and on the job


For further information please contact Acting Senior Counsellor Jayne Hogan ph:63382556

Contact Details
For further information please contact Acting Senior Counsellor Jayne Hogan ph:63382556

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