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Guidance Counsellor

Brisbane Catholic Education - Cannon Hill, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Part Time - Continuing 0.6 FTE, 3 days per week (to be negotiated)
Commencing 12 July 2021
$87,910 to $122,643 per annum plus Super (pro rata)
School Based

About the organisation

Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) is a learning community of over 140 schools within the Archdiocese of Brisbane, covering a geographical area that includes much of south-east Queensland.

Committed to high quality teaching and learning for more than 70,000 young people enrolled in our schools and colleges from Prep to Year 12, we inspire students with a love of learning and a heart of hope, empowering them to shape and enrich our world. Through our partnerships with parents, governments and the community, we provide social responsibility, self-discipline and Christian values for all our students and nurture and support the community in their faith journey.

About the role

As Guidance Counsellor, you will form part of the guidance and counselling team supporting the students and school community of St Oliver Plunkett School, Cannon Hill in this ongoing part time position.

St Oliver Plunkett Catholic Primary School is situated on Brisbane's southside with an approximate enrolment of 590. As part of the Cannon Hill parish, we provide a contemporary, faith-based education for all students, where in partnership with all families we learn about our world, ourselves and our God. As a dynamic learning community we strive to ensure that we provide a learning environment where we work collaboratively to inspire each child to achieve their full potential.

You will work collaboratively with the school communities to foster the learning and wellbeing of all students through the provision of a proactive, quality guidance and counselling service. Supported by School Services and the Student Wellbeing team you will be responsive to a vibrant and complex community of teachers and learners. Become part of a welcoming and supportive organisation, which encourages professional learning and staff engagement.

Facilitate proactive and preventative practices and initiatives that promote social, emotional and educational development and the mental health and wellbeing of all students in partnership with school communities
Manage counselling and consulting services for students (with personal, social, emotional, vocational and educational needs) with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning
Provide psycho-educational and other assessments
Ensure BCE protocols and quality processes for student protection, educating students with disabilities, behaviour support, the containment of critical incidents and mandatory record keeping are implemented
Maintain standards of practice that are consistent with registration boards and membership of professional associations

Current full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and/or the Psychology Board of Australia (dual registration is desirable)
Relevant postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and/or Guidance and Counselling (Masters level preferred; please include academic transcript in your application)

Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Successful experience as a Guidance Counsellor in an educational setting with a focus on prevention, intervention and student learning
Experience in identifying and developing activities to address academic and life career development of students
Experience in the administration, interpretation and report writing for psycho-educational assessments
Experience in providing support and leadership in response to student protection issues, critical incidents and risk management
Collaboration skills and the ability to work in a team environment

As part of your application you will be required to provide:
a current resume;
an application letter (2 pages maximum); and
contact details for referees

Your application letter should summarise your suitability for the role and demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and attributes will enable you to successfully perform the requirements as outlined in the attached Role Description.

A welcoming, collegial and flexible working environment
Competitive salaries benchmarked to industry standards
Salary packaging and salary sacrificing options
The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

Contact Person: Karen Forster

Contact Telephone Number: 07 3033 7476

Contact Email: Karen.Forster@bne.catholic.edu.au

Closing Date: 13-Jun-2021 at 10:30pm

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